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April 22nd, 2009

Searching for a Green Planet


Searching for a Green Planet, originally uploaded by gurdonark.

On this Earth Day I read with rapt interest about the search for Earth-size planets orbiting other stars. A star in the constellation Libra, Gliese 581, is the talk today, but the continued improvement in technology will make us more certain of more things as time goes on.

On this Earth Day I think about wars and rumours of wars, ice melting from underneath polar bears, extremists bombing schools which educate girls, and medical students accused on murdering prostitutes.
I wish we lived in a world of people who looked up at the stars.