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This is arguably the most exciting time ever for astronomy and space exploration.  We have two rovers crawling along the surface of Mars, probes encountering comets and asteroids, Cassini approaching Saturn, Huygens about to plunge into Titan, questions about the possibility of life on Europa, an impending probe to Mercury a family of orbiting telescopes, and observations from the birth of the universe that challenge our understanding of the fundamental laws of physics.


How could you not have an interest in astronomy?