Does the size of space — those zillions of stars and zillions of miles of nothing between them — freak you out?
Well, if it does, guess what?
You're not alone.
I give a lot of public talks about the universe. Really. It's in my job description:
- Astronomer. Check.
- Study stuff in space. Check.
- Give talks about universe. Check.
And every time I give a public astronomy presentation, whether it's about black holes or the Big Bang or the Hubble Space Telescope, someone always raises the same issue.