Carl Sagan and Cotton Candy Sunsets

Famous Astronomer, Physicist, Cosmologist, and Science Communicator Carl Sagan was way before my time but I am now relishing in all of his contributions. I feel lucky to look back on his writings and quotes and feel super inspired by his love and passion of our Universe. He was extremely talented at describing the world around him with such eloquence and beauty.

I leave you with some of his beautiful quotes and a Providence sunset….

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” 

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”

“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.”

“We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.”

“The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.”

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There is an immense amount of beauty in our world. Never stop wondering and wandering.

-Olivia

// photography by Olivia //

SPACE EXPLORATION // Hubble Telescope

Lately I’ve been feeling if I could travel back in time I would be an astronomer or physicist. There is something so overwhelmingly beautiful about looking out into space and thinking about how the world works. Most of what we see, and can’t see, can be explained by laws of science. Amazing!

One of the earliest moments I remember being fascinated by space was when I was in grade school and I was chosen from my elementary class to go and learn about NASA. We got to use real telescopes, learn about the moon, and got to built our own telescopes out of cardboard. It’s amazing the memories that will inspire and stay with you longterm.

If you ever want to feel incredibly insignificant yet beautifully significant you should check out NASA’s Hubble Telescope photos of nebulae, stars, galaxies, and planets. To me, it’s most certainly one of the most inspiring things ever!

 

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I find myself diving into the world of the sciences. I can’t wait to share what I discover.

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I encourage you to check out NASA’s wesbite for inspiring photos. You can also follow them on instagram!

Xo,

Olivia