• Question: are you interested in space?

    Asked by Rhys M to Ed, Kerrianne, Nina, Oli, yoyehudi on 4 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Kerrianne Harrington

      Kerrianne Harrington answered on 4 Nov 2017:

      Definitely! Space is a big mysterious void full of stars, black holes, supernovae and some truly bonkers physics that we just wouldn’t be able to recreate on earth. It’s hard not to be interested in it! It’s really inspiring to see what scientists are able to investigate from our tiny position in space, for many years just by looking. Imagine trying to work out how a car works just by looking at the exhaust fumes! I’m looking forward what is in store with more space exploration and now we have gravitational waves in our tool belt.

    • Photo: Oli Wilson

      Oli Wilson answered on 4 Nov 2017:

      Absolutely! I don’t think I’d want to study it (not green or alive enough for my liking), but I’m so glad that other people do spend their time finding out its mysteries. Aside from all the cool facts (it rains diamonds on Neptune!) space can also be really inspiring – I remember seeing a picture of the ‘Pillars of Creation’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillars_of_Creation) in a physics lesson once and being blown away by their beauty. I agree with Kerrianne, it’s hard not to find space fascinating 🙂

    • Photo: Yo Yehudi

      Yo Yehudi answered on 4 Nov 2017:

      Space is amazing! I realised one day that I have basically no chance of going to space, ever, which kind of sucks. I am severely affected by motion sickness, so badly that I really suffer just taking a bus or being on a car on a windy road. Last time I took a train from Cambridge to Edinburgh I puked into a train toilet, too. Given that we don’t have any gravity in space, which would mess with your sense of balance and movement even more than travelling on Earth would, I’m probably the worst candidate for space travel you could ever find. I guess I’ll have to stick to lying on picnic blankets outside at night watching meteor showers and reading sci-fi if I want to get a taste of space 🙂

    • Photo: Ed Bracey

      Ed Bracey answered on 7 Nov 2017:

      Yes, but its lonely emptiness scares me. There’s so much about life here on earth still to be discovered. Especially about other people! I never minded the idea that the human race might be alone in the universe because we have each other. So I think I’d only like to travel through space to find other life.