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Posted by Leesa on July 7, 2003 02:00:07 UTC

I know; there's multiple branches of theoretical physics. Truth is, I haven't quite decided. I was neighbours with Professor Morris - I think his first name was Elliot - and he worked at NASA as an astro-geologist during the lunar landings. Good time to be mapping the moon. Then he went on to map Mars and other planets and their moons. He worked with Carl Sagan and the Shoemakers - he was friends with the Shoemakers, Carl was another story though.

It was fascinating listening to him go off on his work, and when he found out that I could converse with him about it, he pulled out his maps and we started talking. I went to house frequently - much to my best friend's dismay (she was his granddaughter) because she usually got dragged into our conversations and as she described it: it just wasn't her "cup of tea" - and I found the world of intellectuals he described to be quite appealing.

I had always been an astronomy freak, but I didn't know what branch. Deffinetely not astro-physics - wasn't my thing. But theoretical physics appeals to my like nothing else. I guess because it's always changing. New theories are constantly being produced. I love it! I go to the library and head right to the physics section.

Truth is though, I'm not sure where I'll eventually be placed in NASA. There's probably several branches of theoretical physics. I wouldn't know. I've never worked there.


Lysithea


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