It was in 7th grade science class that I first discovered how amazing the universe is.
I desperately wanted to be an astronaut or astronomer or both from the first moment I learned that not all stars are stars.
I have been obsessed with the unfathomable wonder of distance, and light years; pulsars, quasars, nebula. Galaxies.
New space discoveries make my insides all wobbly and giddy.
I get ridiculously excited when I get the chance to talk to a fellow space geek. my hands get a bit more animated, my eyes get really wide, my voice gets a little bit louder.
space excites me! it thrills me! it amazes me.
seriously, if I had the chance to get on a rocket and fly off to the moon, or mars, or...anywhere...I'd pack my bags and go!
I'll send you a postcard. from Venus. or the Andromeda Galaxy. or Betelgeuse.
p.s. there are currently five planets visible to the naked eye. Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. tonight, I was able to see all but Mercury...so frakkin' cool!
Two of my favourite space photos - Hubble deep field and The Sombrero Galaxy