Fire and Water
Suppose there were two intelligent beings - let’s call them scientists - sitting on a planet orbiting Epsilon Eridani, a star just over 10 light years from Earth. They are writing a book about how life could evolve on other worlds. Their technology is a little more advanced than ours, but not by much. For example, they’ve developed powerful remote detection technologies that can gather a good bit of information on solar systems up to 12 light years away (while we can barely detect large planets in such a system, and only indirectly at that). Like us, though, they haven’t yet achieved the capacity for exploration by robotic probes of a world that distance from their home planet, so they don’t have any close-up high-resolution images of the worlds that far away.
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