Yesterday, 10:29 PM · 48 replies and 2267 views.
I'm glad I'm not the only one to have wondered this. :)
As cool as the generation ship discovery is, exactly what it was doing and how is puzzling. Why was it sent to an uninhabitable system (Alaunus)? Did it arrive and only then discover that there was no Earth v 2.0 there? Maybe then they decided to set course for another system, but only after sending out some survey teams to the asteroid in question? Were they outfitted for the extra length of time the trip would take if they had to select an alternate destination?
Etc., etc. :)