Shared August 21, 2019
The Earth might not be here forever. A huge solar flare, an asteroid impact, or a local gamma-ray burst — anything could wipe us out for good.
If we're looking for someplace to escape to, there is one planet in our Solar System that is somewhat similar to Earth, though we don't know much about it. It might even be hosting some microbial life. No, it's not Mars — it's Venus.
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