Fascinating AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Cornell University’s Astronomy team

by nboydgibbins

(http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1iuc2i/we_are_cornell_universitys_ask_an_astronomer_team/)

“I personally am constantly baffled by the size of space, every time you try to compress things by comparing them to smaller things you very quickly get back to a scale you can no longer comprehend. This is why astronomers have to rely so heavily on mathematics, because the scales involved are beyond comprehension by any other means. I study galaxies and to me they are the most beautiful objects in the Universe, they vary so much in shape, size and colour, making up formations that are almost beyond belief. Striving to explain these objects is a fascinating experience.”

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