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01 November 2017 | by Guy Consolmagno

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Across the universe


Studying the universe forces us to see ourselves in a new and often disorienting context. It’s not always easy. Talking with astronauts aboard the International Space Station on 26 October, Pope Francis asked them: “Travelling in space, thinking about things we take for granted here on Earth like the concept of ‘up’ or ‘down’ …  tell us, is there something in particular that has surprised you, living in the space station?” 


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