Tor.com Speculates: Five Hypothetical Reasons Aliens Would Bother Visiting Earth | #SciFiSunday
Super fun read from James Davis Nicoll up on Tor.com.
China’s Yutu-2 rover has reportedly spotted a cube-shaped “mystery hut” on the far side of the moon. No doubt the object is a hut in the same sense that Mars’ canals were canals—not at all—because like ʻOumuamua, it is almost certainly not an alien artifact. Even if it is an alien artifact, there’s no reason to think it is new. Estimates as to how long the Apollo relics on the Moon will survive thermal cycling and micrometeor bombardment range as high as one hundred million years. And for all we know, aliens build better than we do.
Still, coincidences do happen! It is fun to speculate about what might bring aliens here just now, or what Earth could possibly offer that aliens could not get more easily closer to home?
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