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Sometimes while taking care of some overlooked farm chore, she found herself walking to the barn on a still starry night. She couldn't help feeling but more than a speck on the earth in comparison to the immensity of the sky above that was adorned by the expansive Milky Way and with a multiplicity of constellations.
The distance between her and the celestial bodies left her without a way to learn for herself, but perhaps her intelligent uncle would know the answer.
"Do you think people live on other planets?" she said, as she looked up at him.