Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 11:09 PM

The Blue Dot

Early this morning, the little explorer Jens awoke me. He had woken up earlier than the others so he would be the first to see little blue, or the “blue dot” as he called it. In my excitement in hearing the news, I didn’t even take time to brush my fur (so I look a little less dignified in the picture that Tikka’s deck recorder captured of this historic moment) or take notice of my paws moving over the cold floor.

I confirmed Jens’ observations with the help of the star charts. We had finally arrived after our long and dangerous journey to Planet Earth.

From my first observations the new planet looks beautiful. Much of its surface is covered by deep blue oceans – oceans uncovered by ice unlike our own planet Jörg. Large swathes of land were visible, some green in color. It made me purr and my eyes shifted to pink for a moment. I’m hoping Earth may have forests as well, like our own planet once did.

Tikka’s sensors also confirmed the trend of the planet’s atmosphere warming up rapidly. It’s true dear elders; the Earthlings are carrying out a Terra Forming plan unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The large swatches of snow and ice that still cover the planet will be gone in only a few cycles of their solar system. Though I can hardly dare to think what this might mean for our own planet, I can’t help but also feel a tinge of sadness. There is something very melancholic about the thought of something coming to an end, even if it is winter. Well, enough of my musings for now, dear elders. It is time to wake up the crew. We have a lot of packing to do.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 11:09 PM

The Blue Dot

Early this morning, the little explorer Jens awoke me. He had woken up earlier than the others so he would be the first to see little blue, or the “blue dot” as he called it. In my excitement in hearing the news, I didn’t even take time to brush my fur (so I look a little less dignified in the picture that Tikka’s deck recorder captured of this historic moment) or take notice of my paws moving over the cold floor.

I confirmed Jens’ observations with the help of the star charts. We had finally arrived after our long and dangerous journey to Planet Earth.

From my first observations the new planet looks beautiful. Much of its surface is covered by deep blue oceans – oceans uncovered by ice unlike our own planet Jörg. Large swathes of land were visible, some green in color. It made me purr and my eyes shifted to pink for a moment. I’m hoping Earth may have forests as well, like our own planet once did.

Tikka’s sensors also confirmed the trend of the planet’s atmosphere warming up rapidly. It’s true dear elders; the Earthlings are carrying out a Terra Forming plan unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The large swatches of snow and ice that still cover the planet will be gone in only a few cycles of their solar system. Though I can hardly dare to think what this might mean for our own planet, I can’t help but also feel a tinge of sadness. There is something very melancholic about the thought of something coming to an end, even if it is winter. Well, enough of my musings for now, dear elders. It is time to wake up the crew. We have a lot of packing to do.