So Long, And Thanks for All the …

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Four years ago I set out on a mission to inspire National Geographic readers to care not only about the planet but about *all* planets … and stars, galaxies, black holes, supernovas, and all the other wonders of the cosmos.

Now it’s time for me to say farewell as I move into a new chapter of my space-chasing career. But never fear, because you won’t have to say goodbye to Breaking Orbit.

My fellow Nat Geo space geek and NGM editor extraordinaire, Luna Shyr, will be taking the blogging reigns, and trust me, you all are in for an incredible ride.

I’ll let Luna say hello and give you a taste of what’s to come. But before I sign off, I’d like to offer a globular cluster’s worth of thanks to everybody for being part of the Breaking Orbit astro-community, and I think I’ll leave you with one of my favorite lines from the late, great Carl Sagan:

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. Recently we’ve waded a little way out, and the water seems inviting.”

Mostly Harmless.

—image by Norman Kuring, NASA/GSFC/Suomi NPP

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