Apr 26, 2018

TESS





"I always feel so cut off here, more so than when I'm in the field hundreds of miles away. 
I imagine we could establish a colony on Mars and I wouldn't hear about it until it was all over."
"A colony on Mars," he murmured, feeling his stomach sink as he glanced at the paper again. "I think you've got about a hundred years to go."
"Sorry I'll miss it."


Time Was



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"I have been blessed to have been a professional astronomer during the period of time that started with—'well there probably are planets around other stars, but boy, they're just too hard to find and we'll never know'—to where we are today, which is we know there are planets around almost every star," says Paul Hertz, the Director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA. "In just 25 years, this field of science has gone from theoretical to very, very applied and very, very data-driven."








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"Sure. I probably would have gone on being happy here, but I discovered the world. 
What do you think of the world, J.T.?"
"Which one?"
With a laugh, she gave the popper an extra shake. "I should have known better 
than to ask an astro-whatever. Your mind's probably in space half the time."


Times Change




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