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MIT's Marcia Bartusiak On Understanding Our Place In The Universe14:02
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This Nov. 16, 2017 image made with the Hubble Space Telescope shows the diffuse galaxy NGC 1052-DF2, lighter area in center. Several other galaxies can be seen through it. The unusual galaxy’s stars are speeding around with no apparent influence from dark matter, according to a study published on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in the journal Nature. (P van Dokkum/NASA/ESA via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
This Nov. 16, 2017 image made with the Hubble Space Telescope shows the diffuse galaxy NGC 1052-DF2, lighter area in center. Several other galaxies can be seen through it. The unusual galaxy’s stars are speeding around with no apparent influence from dark matter, according to a study published on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in the journal Nature. (P van Dokkum/NASA/ESA via AP)

Say you're about to hail a cab...but it's not just any cab.

It's a space ship cab.... because why not?

You get in, and the first thing you need to do is tell the pilot where you're going. It starts off familiar: Comm Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

But then things get weird: Earth, Milky Way, Virgo Super cluster, Universe, Multiverse.

The weird, cosmic part of the address — that's the part that excites MIT professor and science writer Marcia Bartusiak.

She'll discuss her new book at a Harvard Bookstore event on October 17, 2018. 

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Marcia Bartusiak, professor of the practice of the graduate program in Science Writing at MIT. Her new book is "Dispatches From Planet 3: 32 (Brief) Tales On The Solar System, The Milky Way, And Beyond." She tweets @CosmosGal.

This segment aired on October 9, 2018.

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