Are there any astronomers/astronauts/lovers of the night sky or space, experienced or otherwise? Here's the thread to talk about the incredible beauty of space and the night sky and our exploration of it. (Maybe we can have a debate on the exploration part? ) What's your favorite planet? Star? Galaxy? As for me, I like binary systems. They're neat and interesting to look at. It's been said that we might actually be a binary system, too! Now wouldn't that be somethin'?
What inspired me to start this topic was the launch of the Dawn spacecraft today, which will travel to the asteroid belt and explore.
I also adore astronomy, and one of my favorite space missions in history are the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecrafts because they explored so much and they are now so far away! Not to mention they have mesages on them for and being that may encounter them! Voyager 1, which is the farthest man-made craft out in space, has entered the heliosheath and is on it's way to outer, OUTER space. And it still is sending transmissions!
Oh and has anyone seen the Cosmos series by Carl Sagan? It's a favorite of mine, and I own it.
Woo, I'm getting so pumped up. Who shares one of my passions? The film Contact and Carl Sagan's other work (like Cosmos ) got me all into this stuff when I was around 11 and I've loved it ever since. It'd be neat to actually contact other beings with radio, wouldn't it?
Sorry about my over-enthusiasm, ha ha.
Apologies if there is already a thread on this.