It was love at first …

1. It was love at first sight.
2. The moment it set eyes on Earth, it knew that was a place it could call home. That is, as far as an embryonic life form hurtling through space can know or set eyes on anything.
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3. The eyes would come later, of course, but for now the tiny space traveller had only a few cells and its mind, which was not as small as you might think. It had certainly outgrown the entertainment possibilities of the meteor which served as the creature's vessel.