You could argue that life happens in just an instant–a fraction of time that planets and solar systems exist. Conditions change naturally and as influenced by life. Some planets lose life as we know it almost entirely, like Mars and Venus. Makes everything seem almost pointless if we can only exist a while before facing the inevitable death of our planet. But maybe that’s all the time life needs to evolve into enlightened species. Maybe life itself was only meant to be incubated on a planet before we take to the cosmos, whether it’s physically or energetically. Even against all odds, life becomes something greater than we can possibly imagine right now.