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I'd say let other planets be.
We should learn from history that unsustainable and destructive greedy pursuits always triumph over noble scientific pursuits.
It always start with noble pursuits but quickly overtaken by mad rush for profits. The prospect of profits blind people from reason. It turns people into bloodthirsty murderers!
It turns people to wipe out entire species of animals just to satisfy the need to get richer than the people they know!
If we could actually colonize other planets and suck them dry/dead, we'd be perfect analogs of harmful viruses.
Unless we can overcome our addiction to the accumulation of wealth, we cannot venture out. Else, we can turn into a very destructive force in the Universe.
I sincerely hope nature has a means of preventing destructive species like us from spreading. I can't help to see another star, another moon, another planet ravaged by our greedy species.
We should change before we even think of going out to the stars.
I'm of the opinion we should have at least had a long-term science base on the moon by now, but, we don't.