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Responses to certain celestial objects defy logic.
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Some of life’s greatest experiences need no narration. They are stand-alone glories. Rent a houseboat on the Southwest’s Lake Powell, and lose yourself in a random side canyon. A tour guide with knowledge of geology could enhance the experience, but you’ll be in heaven even if no one says a word.

Same with the sky. Even if your Aunt Betty doesn’t know the difference between an asteroid and a hemorrhoid, she’ll still “ooh and aah” at the gibbous Moon through your eyepiece. She doesn’t have to know the big terraced crater is named Copernicus. It’s gorgeous even in anonymity.

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