Journey from Gas Clouds to Stars

we see evidence for many molecular clouds that have not collapsed, it is clear that the collapse initiating star formation occurs only under some circumstances. Can we find a simple condition that tells us when a cloud becomes unstable to collapse?

I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.

Arthur C. Clarke

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit

Stephen Hawking

The world is my country, and science is my religion.

Christian Huygens

Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Stephen Hawking

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.

Edwin Hubble

Wrap Drive

A spacecraft equipped with a warp drive may travel at speeds greater than that of light by many orders of magnitude.

The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.

Carl Sagan