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From the study of geology, we can learn how powerful forces acting millions of years ago worked to create the spectacular landforms we witness today. Geology gives us perspective on the age of our world, demonstrating how the power of time combined with the gentlest stream of water can eventually carve deep chasms into hard rock. It helps us understand natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and potentially take measures to lessen their devastating effects. The science of geology touches us all in some way, whether we gasp at the beauty of a mountain range, experience the terror of an earthquake, or admire the beauty of a natural gemstone.

The science of geography focuses on the human connection with the earth, giving us a better perspective and deeper understanding of politics and world events. The study of geography is important for all individuals. Imagine listening to the news and hearing talk of Japan or India and not having any idea where these places were. Geography grants a better awareness of events in the past and present by identifying the spatial relationships between places, and illuminating the connections between people and where they live.

Geosciences encompasses not only the study of the earth and its origins, but extends beyond our own planet into the unimaginably bizarre and fascinating worlds scattered about the universe. Human beings have held a burning curiosity about the heavens and the possibility of other life as long as we have had the ability to consider such questions. Now more than ever, technology allows us to explore beyond the safe confines of our own world and achieve greater and greater discoveries. The science of astronomy incorporates all other sciences and applies them to gaining knowledge about the universe, in turn granting us better understanding about the origins of our own planet and life itself.

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