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How often do you gaze upwards?

Moon, Spica (right, closer to the Moon) and Saturn (upper right) on tonight's sky.

Man, do I love astronomy. Looking towards the sky and thinking about the vastness of the Universe makes you feel so terribly small and insignificant, doesn't it? And yet, knowing that we are just clumps of star-stuff, organized proteins revealing the secrets of the Universe, makes me proud of being human. We now know so very much about that huge, black and cold emptiness over our heads, and yet there is so much more still left to learn. Doesn't that make you smile?

So, how about you? How often do you gaze upwards?

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