Sci-Fi Becomes Reality (Again)

As technology advances, there seem to be more and more moments when it appears as though science fiction is becoming real. The latest of these, reported by the Discovery Channel, is an exoplanet that orbits a binary star and may therefore have a similar sunset to Tatooine. Tatooine, for those of you who don’t know, is Luke Skywalker’s home planet in Star Wars. I hope this new planet has its own satellite, because then I can say "That’s no moon, that’s a space station!" and have a little geek out…

Meanwhile, when I saw the headline ‘Silver Found on Moon’, I had a little panic that the Outer Space Treaty might accidentally find its way into a shredder, but it turns out there isn’t enough to make it worth mining.

Yet.

Thank goodness.

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