Infinite Visions, One Planetary Society
Share Your Vision with Us!
We want to know—and to share our Member's stories with the world as an advocate for space exploration on our Infinite Visions, One Planetary Society web forum.
Although your vision of space is unique, the Society is the one place we all come together to create a vibrant future for space exploration. You help strengthen our voice as the world’s largest private space advocacy group, an international force in humankind’s drive to explore and discover!
This week's question from Planetary Society President Jim Bell:
What do you imagine may await us as we venture beyond our Solar System and begin to explore exoplanets orbiting other stars?Submit Your Vision
by Jim Bell
As a planetary scientist, just thinking about it gives me a thrill.
By the time our first spacecraft—probably robotic—head for the nearest stars, we’ll already have an enormous amount of information from ground-based and space based-telescopes about their panoply of planets.
Whether those stars harbor Hot Jupiters, Super Earths, or icy outer ocean worlds like those in our own solar system, we are certain to be dazzled by the diversity we encounter.
Wouldn't it be incredible if the first pictures beamed back of a distant Earthlike planet showed city lights stretching along an alien ocean shore? Unlikely, perhaps—but why not dream?
Here's how Planetary Society Members answered...
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What do you imagine may await us?