posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 03:52 AM
reply to post by JadeStar
Thanks, I am still choosing my purpose in life. For Astronomy I've read all it can offer you is either becoming a teacher/professor, doing stuff in
the observatory plus the regular scientific work, and that for little money (I think). Anyway astro-biology seems a good idea to look into, since it
is more related to life outside, not just some calculations of the stars, their spectrum of light and things like that. If I were to be in pure
Astronomy that would be planets but in a combination with studying life sounds more worthy. Either way, these fields do not offer much for a living,
too bad tho.
One does not go into these fields to get rich off of humanity.
One goes into these fields to enrich humanity. If that appeals to you proceed.
I can tell you this, if you really want it you can achieve it. That's coming from a girl who hated math. And sometimes...still does...lol.
And if you are going into Astrobiology you -will- do plenty of mundane stuff before moving into the interesting stuff. But to me even the mundane
stuff if you look at it the right way is interesting.
Just 20 years ago studying stars like our sun was considered more mundane, the real action was in stuff that generated high energies like supernovae,
quasars, neutron stars, black holes as well as massive O, B and A stars.
1995 the first extrasolar planet around a Sunlike star changed how we look at "boring" F, G, K and M stars.
So you never know, what you find uninteresting today might be very interesting tomorrow.
edit on 24-2-2014 by JadeStar because: (no reason