Easter, Kepler-186f, and Exploding Judas

A report that astronomers have found a planet in the constellation Cygnus, which they named Kepler-186f, turned Chris Wood’s thoughts to humanity’s chance of escaping earth. “Star Trek childhoods and a present of holodeck-quality technology inspire dreams of the ultimate geographic cure.

The Goldilock World in Cygnus

A cosmic finding: astronomers have discovered Kepler-186f, which NASA calls “the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone … (it) confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant