Second chance planets 3: cosmic rain on dried-out worlds

Have you ever been lost in the desert?

Stumbling along the sand dunes, the Sun beating down on you, your mouth sticky and dry.  All you can think about is water…

Second chance planets: Iceball worlds that thaw out when their stars go red giant

A while back I wrote a series of posts called How planets die. It was about all the ways planets can be sterilized or destroyed.  I even made a “planetary death scale”.  Gruesome stuff. Let’s liven things up with a new mini-series on Second-Chance Planets. These are planets that get a second chance at life. …