I have always been fascinated by the vastness, complexity and unknowns of space. While technology has provided huge advancements here on earth, it has also enabled more in-depth study of the cosmos. While microprocessors are measuring clock ticks in billionths of a second, astrophysicists are busy studying objects that are millions of light years away. Beyond the visible light spectrum we explore space through the infrared and ultraviolet. X-rays and Gamma-rays have been able to unlock many of the questions of space. These efforts consume many servers and storage… Analyze, render, simulate, etc.
I have to admit that I’m a fan of The Science Channel. I recommend their programs and website if you are interested in learning some topics of space. Their animations and real images are excellent. If you want some theoretical physics check out string theory. If you are a reader there is an excellent book on the Big Bang Theory called Atom by Lawrence M. Krauss of Case Western Reserve University. It explains most concepts in layman’s terms. He is also the author of other relevant books including The Physics of Star Trek.