Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. ― Richard P. Feynman The first time I ever set eyes on the Very Large Array, I experienced a surge of euphoria. It was 2012, and I was in the car with Brian Miller, heading towards Pie Town and its pie festival. I’d just landed in Albuquerque, an unsuspecting, life-long-sea-level-dweller victim of its oxygenless stratospheric altitude.