Oryp™ is probably just a lurker without an account due to her complete lack of opinion.
This thread is fucking brilliant by the way. When I was a child I had recurring dreams about flying through space on my bed (and nightmares about being consumed by dying stars, they can stay the fuck away!), yet even as an adult it's an incredibly fascinating topic. Going to go put Gustav Holst's 'The Planets' on right now.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.