I am intrigued by the life of planetary systems – how do we get from a cloud of gas to so much diversity in planets like in our solar system? In one of my current projects, I am studying alien landscapes on Ceres, looking for remnants of this dwarf planet's water-rich past with implications for water delivery to the Earth. Another intriguing question is: how do planetary systems die? There exists observational evidence for planetary materials in the atmospheres of dead stars, called white dwarfs. Are these remnants of other solar systems? What if a Sun-like star can have several planetary systems during its lifetime? I am looking for these answers in my other project, hoping (deep inside) to shed light on the grand finale of our solar system.
Because it never runs out of things I find interesting.
As a start, I would go to Mercury to drill its surface and then to Ceres, also to drill. I have questions about these bodies.
I am a homebody so you will probably find me at home. Or on Mercury/Ceres drilling :)
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut