They talk about Mars too much now. But you told me you wanted to go to Mercury instead. I still think it’s a colonial impulse that informs the kind of space travel humans do. Even though we do all love space.
We anticipate the photographs. We cried when the Mars Rover died. As if somehow it was a high achieving sentient being, & not a sleuthing camera machine.
I guess Mercury is close to all the planets in the galaxy, & it has ice on the poles. So habitable? Can be terraformed according to you. Why they’ve picked Mars, who really knows?
Note: This piece was formed out of a concept I was working with in the summer of 2020. This will be the first in a series of coming works entitled: Where the Robots Live. Please stay tuned dear blogosphere. 💜🤖