"[Our philosopher] asserted that he knew the whole secret...[H]e surveyed the two celestial strangers from top to toe, and mantained to their faces that their persons, their worlds, their suns and their stars, were created solely for the use of man. At this assertion our two travelers let themselves fall against each other, seized with a fit of...inextinguishable laughter"
-- Voltaire (1752)
Greetings! My name is Lu.
This is my science blog. With a focus on the really really big, and the really really small [and now, a little bit of the in between!].
Microbiologist by training. Astronomy enthusiast. Studying to become an earth scientist and organic geochemist. Aspiring to be an astrobiologist. Dedicating my life to the search for our cosmic siblings.