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The success of science depends on the ability of scientists to successfully explain their subject. It depends on the talent of professionals who can popularize science in the media, where education and entertainment can become one.
Satellite images of Earth can evoke both awe and complacency. We have a duty, therefore, to take a second look at any such photo that can be our greatest means of humility and our grandest moment of hope.
Ah, the life of an astrophysicist. The money. The parties. The paparazzi. No wonder so many young people flock to their nearest large research universities with stars in their eyes and dreams of Nobels in their hearts.