By Mason MacDougall
When people think of astronomy, they usually think of stars and planets — galaxies and black holes — the vast expanse of space. They imagine ancient philosophers staring at the heavens through hand-held telescopes, mapping out the motions of the celestial objects visible in the night sky. Phases of the moon, constellations, and something about Kepler’s Laws are all people
tend to remember from brief astronomy lessons in their middle school science classrooms.