Natural Sciences and humanity
Two of the most human characteristics are sharing and curiosity. They led us to discover the universe inside us as well as outer space. Since the beginning of Western Civilization, all the philosophers were obsessed with studying and discussing the essence of Nature. We could say that Earth & Planetary Sciences started back there in Ancient Greece with the works of Democritus and walked a long way through Galileo, Copernicus, Newton, Einstein, and Stephen Hawking. The more we explore, the bigger grows our perception of the worlds beyond. Every single piece of extant matter on planet Earth contains the DNA of the entire Universe. We could only imagine how much pivotal knowledge, how many alternative energy sources, and important answers are waiting still hidden for us. Future lies out there in the vast cosmic ocean as Carl Sagan loved to say. Nowadays, these words sound even more relevant since we faced the limits of our home planet and the need to develop new sustainable solutions for the current environmental and social problems. The welfare of future generations depends on our mutual endeavors.