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This week, the community has some deeper conversations about space, one about its exploration and the other about its expansion. Then, one member absolutely blows us away with remarkable, space-inspired artwork. 

Should we colonize other planets?

(Image credit: NASA)

That’s the fascinating question proposed by Astro-guy. On one level, it’s a yes-no poll. However, the conversation that follows touches on the more pressing ethical question around colonization. Here are a few of our favorite responses: