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The Fragility of Earth

A starship captain’s perspective

Earth’s atmosphere from space and the moon
Credit: Jack Fischer:

I watched William Shatner, A.K.A Captain James T. Kirk fly into space today and listened to him relate his experience with awe and a newfound awareness of just how fragile life is on Earth.

He was struck by how thin the Earth’s atmosphere is and that it’s the only thing stopping this planet from being lifeless and cold like Mars. He wished…




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