Humanity only just arrived on Earth. But its future is in the cosmos.

Thirteen point eight billion years after its birth, our universe has awoken and become aware of itself. From a small blue planet, tiny conscious parts of our universe have begun gazing out into the cosmos with telescopes, repeatedly discovering that everything they thought existed is merely a small part of something grander: a solar system, a galaxy and a universe with over a hundred billion other galaxies arranged into an elaborate pattern of groups, clusters and superclusters. Although these s…

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