NASA's Spitzer Marks Beginning of New Age of Planetary Science

And so it begins. For the first time light has been captured from two known planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. Within the next decade we will likely see new arrays of space telescopes built, that will not only be able to identify extra solar planets, but will be able to photograph and catalogue them. And at some point, it may take a picture of a green and blue dot circling a distant star. What do we do then?

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  1. We go – despite the inevitable resistance from environmentalists who don’t think we deserve to colonise/change another ecosystem (see debate on Martian terraforming).


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