Alien worlds in our own backyard

I watched this TED talk the other day and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. It is exciting to think of so much unknown still in our world, even if I myself will likely never do any of the discovering.

There are millions of miles of unexplored caves beneath us. Untouched by humanity. What kinds of creatures might we find in these isolated environments? What strange evolutionary paths might they have taken?

Knowing that we don’t have to leave our planet to find the unknown is inspiring, and in another life I could imagine myself snooping through caves looking for strange creatures. Such adventures are not nearly as inaccessible for the average person as space exploration is.

Check out the video, and maybe go check out a cave!


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