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brightsun
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Mar4-12, 03:00 PM
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I am currently a senior in high school who has just finished his college applications, and is currently waiting for admission letters.

I've always been captivated by the mysteries of the universe and dreamed of becoming an astrophysicist; mainly to help humanity discover some of the wonders that are out there. Unfortunately I am not entirely gifted in the field of physics or calculus. I understand the concepts in them but they aren't things that just naturally "click" in my head. I am currently taking H. Physics and regular Calculus, I have an A in both classes, but I'm assuming that the college variants are far more difficult.

So this leads me to my question of what are some alternatives to helping people like astrophysicists and people in general to make more discoveries about the universe. I've thought about becoming an aerospace engineer to help develop new spacecraft/airplanes but my lack of confidence in my mathematics is debilitating, because although I am better at math than your average Joe, it isn't anything outstanding.

Your suggestions?
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