April 25, 2020

Duilia de Mello, professor, physics, published commentary on Scientific American about the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope and how looking at the stars during the current COVID-19 crisis could bring people closer together.

..."As an astronomer, I am accustomed to observing the cosmos in quiet places. But since the start of self-isolation, it’s so quiet that my own heartbeat is the only background noise. I observe galaxies in the deep universe, in places so far away that their light takes billions of years to reach our eyes. I am used to contemplating this immensity and seeing how little our planet seems in comparison."...

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