Astronomy 101

10 The Future

So what do we know now?

Well, quite a bit, in relation to what we knew 500, or even a hundred years ago.

And possibly a tiny fraction of what we’ll someday know.

Cosmology, in its search for big answers, is a great reminder of big and small. The massiveness of the universe and the unknown. And the smallness, the trivial size we are in terms of having a place in the universal ecosystem.

Be bold, be curious, and be humble.

Remember to ask lots of questions, to fight your way through learning mathematics, and to read and watch lots of science and science fiction.

The universe is grand. And so are you.

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