Dear Alien Archeologists, Please Study My Trash

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Two thousand years from now, when a group of adventuring Venusians land on a faraway planet called Earth, they will find a bombed out world that is strangely bucolic, full of weeds and irradiated flowers and pigeon-sized fireflies and tangerine-colored worms. As these curious aliens poke around, they will find evidence of the beings called humans that used to dominate this once-great planet. Eventually…