On another Planet
It is cold here, on the surface. We are small planet, smaller than
Earth, orbiting a primordial star, faintly glowing in the distance.
Below the ground, however, conditions are warmer. Down there in
the fissures in the rock, tiny globules of an oily substance are alive.
The internal heat of the planet has been enough to encourage tiny living
cells to form from the rich chemical interior of the planet. The
cells are nestling snugly in the rock, not far below the surface.
Suddenly, there is a huge explosion. An asteroid has impacted
our planet and the rock, with its living cargo is thrown into space, to
start a long and lonely journey to a new home, where it will find conditions
ideal - planet Earth.
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