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This week the community will have some deeper conversations about space, one about exploring it and another about expanding it. Then one of the participants just wows us with wonderful, space-inspired artwork.
Should we colonize other planets?
This is a fun question suggested by Astro-guy. On the one hand, this is a yes-no survey. However, the following conversation raises a more pressing ethical issue related to colonization. Here are some of our favorite answers:
If it’s solely to support uncontrolled population growth, then no. I suppose it doesn’t really matter as long as we don’t destroy other life forms (as we do on Earth), but the point arises if or when we meet another “civilization” doing the same. If they were like us (look at history), the likely result would be war and mutual extermination.– Disaster
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If we don’t try to exploit the resources of a planet that has life, I don’t care. – IG2007
I think we may have to colonize other planets if we want to save people. If we do not reach all the goals for 2050, then the Earth is doomed and we will have to live on other planets. Hopefully it doesn’t. But just in case, it’s worth colonizing other planets. – ThePatriotBeast
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SpaceX Prize Draw
Time is running out on our final giveaway thanks to our ongoing collaboration with The Space Store.
Our current giveaway is centered around SpaceX. We have two great prizes for one winner, who will have to answer a specific question: if Elon Musk were to assign you to lead SpaceX today … what would you do first?
Check out this thread to learn more about how to participate and what prizes you can win! You have bye 11:59 p.m. ET, May 7, 2021…
Where is the Universe Expanding?
This is one of those questions that sparks dreams. As a community of space enthusiasts, it’s hard not to wonder how far dark space goes and to what?
The community had some thoughts that led to an insightful exchange. Check out the full conversation here.
Finally, we wrap up this week with some amazing artwork courtesy of MasterOgon.
Check out other MasterOgon work here.
Agreeing on the terms of the discussion.
Is there nothing outside the universe?
Black hole theories.
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