Thursday, February 23, 2017
23 February 2017
Hello there, TRAPPIST-1, you sexy little cluster of potential habitat expansion, you. Of course, this drawing is hardly pure aspiration; it describes two things we want but don't have, and one thing we have but don't want. Such is the state of the planet we actually occupy. It's 2017, and we're electing leaders as dumb and morally bankrupt as Trump, and it no longer seems like a sure bet that science can keep ahead of our penchant for destructive self interest long enough so that we might one day live on worlds other than Earth.