Good morning, Sydney Grew! Happy April Fools' Day! 'The Times' leads this week with some editorial comment on kleines c's space odyssey. One day, in the far distant future when the Sun becomes a red giant, if not before, the Earth will be unable to support human life. Our descendants, if such there be, will need to live elsewhere in the Universe.
The search for other habitats, such as planets and starships, is a staple of science fiction. But a pioneering step in investigating the possible infrastructure for living beyond Earth is now being seriously proposed. The eventual cost is assessed at $2.6 billion. Nasa proposes a robotic mission to catch an asteroid.
An asteroid is a small, usually irregularly shaped body, but it is the sort of object which could well accommodate kleines c. Planning permission can be so difficult to obtain in the United Kingdom (UK), that kleines c's best bet is currently to dig a home on an asteroid which passes near enough to Planet Earth; kleines c and the gang could then check out the rest of the Milky Way. 'The Times' thunders that catching an asteroid could be a first step in establishing habitats beyond Earth.
“A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time.”
Out of interest, Neil McGowan, would you prefer Mars or Venus, or somewhere else entirely?