As a young man it always fascinated me that we all live on a relatively small spinning piece of rock and water, which itself revolves around a burning ball of gas, which itself revolves around the core of our galaxy, which itself moves around in relation to other galaxies. This is our home. This is where everyone we've ever known or heard of has lived, and this realization opened a floodgate of questions I'm still striving to answer to this day. And when I learned from Carl Sagan that we are all made of "starstuff," and that our connection to the cosmos is exceptionally intimate, that just increased my desire to explore and learn more.
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