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Space expansion is the permanent extension of communities of humans beyond Earth, especially on another habitable planet. Successful space expansion will mark humanity's transition from a monoplanetary to a multiplanetary species and is understood as being a key determiner of the degree to which humankind has embarked on its endeavour of transcension. Space expansion is often contrasted with space exploration which do not necessarily entail human habitation on planets other than Earth.