“Some prophecies are self-fulfilling
But I’ve had to work for all of mine
Better times will come to me, God willing
Cause I can’t leave this world behind” –Josh Ritter
Sure, many of us have dreams of leaving this world at one time or another. How wonderful it would be to leap from one giant rock to the next, if only it were easier. But the sheer amount of energy it would take leaves it well out of reach for most of us.
But what if it were easier? What if we had a gravitational assist from another, nearby, massive world? We might not have such a thing in our Solar System, but what if things were different? Couldn’t that be a lot of fun, and wouldn’t that open up a whole new realm of interesting possibilities?
Maybe, but there would be dire consequences, too! Come find out on today’s Throwback Thursday!