All posts tagged: space

I’ve lost this battle…

I never have nightmares, like ever. Normally, if I’m dreaming something that can be a nightmare, my brain turns the dream around and saves the day (night). What do I mean by that? Imagine I’m dreaming that I’m being chased, and the situation is starting to look a bit tricky. You know, there’s that point in a dream when you realise you can’t escape, when it clicks and you realise you’re in a nightmare, and that’s when the stress comes. Just at that point, every time without fail, my brain realises that there’s a solution right there, next to me. If I’m being chased by a bunch of military style armed bad guys, I just manage to duck behind some crates and realise that I was holding a weapon all along and I can shoot back, and win. If dinosaurs are chasing me, trying to eat me, I see that there’s a sturdy door right next to me through which I can escape and lock them out. I know the layout of the place, so …

The last frontier… on a travel card?

It seems the Kepler Space Telescope might not be operative anymore… It won’t discover any new planets. When I read the news, I thought about it, and as usual, I was filled with questions, but the main one that popped into my head was Given the chance, would you just jump on a spaceship to leave Earth and live in a different planet? Mind you, I’m not talking about the whole Earth being destroyed in some sort of apocalyptic situation and us having to evacuate. No. The scenario I have in mind is the following: suddenly, we hear on the news that a new planet has been discovered somewhere in space, and it can hold life. It’s pretty much like another Earth, only farther. We now have the means to ship a bunch of people off to the New Earth, so they’re, I don’t know, selling tickets? Of course, the journey would be long… Think of either living in a spaceship for many years (maybe even too many years, and only your children setting foot …