12 Light-years, that is the closest star containing a earth-like planet, Proxima  Centauri.The universe is always expanding; we are drifting farther and farther away from eachother . But alas we aren’t going to walk silently into the void. In 1977, Voyager 1 was launched. It had a record containing sounds of animals, humans and nature. Jimmy Carter, our 39th president of the United States, left a message in Voyager, “Here is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope some day, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination and our goodwill in a vast and awesome universe.” As of 2019, the space exploration industry is booming. Space X is a private company that had just created a rocket that can land from orbit. NASA is leading the charge on today’s development of rockets and space exploration. But we don’t fully understand our Earth nor our solar system. Alas, we still have one question, are we alone?


Life is amazing, it can pop up anywhere in just the right circumstances. It would be insane if there was no life in the universe, except where we stand. Nature is cruel yet so forgiving, life comes around the corner but death soon follows, as a species we need more room we are pushing on 8 billion as of this year. If we were to find a another species that must mean another habitable planet. Or we just are scared of being alone in the dark, coasting in the eternity that is our universe

Being alone is scary. Adrift in a infinite cosmos with no bearing on where we belong. All we can do is go up, beyond the sky to find others so we don’t feel so alone.

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