Astronomers have identified and cataloged numerous asteroids in close proximity to the earth’s orbit that have the potential of causing a catastrophe to our planet. William Burrows an American scientist, author, and journalist certifies that “ Since they [astronomers] do not doubt that several [asteroids] are headed in our direction, advanced knowledge could make it possible to destroy or deflect an approaching asteroid or comet.” (Burrows, 2003). With an objective of avoiding an impending doom, the NEO (Near Earth Objects) program coordinates NASA-sponsored efforts with the astronomical community in their goal of detecting and tracking these asteroids, in which some have been identified as PHA’s (Potentially hazardous Asteroids). Let us not forget that in 1908, an asteroid was reported to have
Others recognized patterns in the ways the objects moved. Thus, astronomy was born. Around 600 B.C. it was accepted that the Earth was not a flat object through the insight of Greek philosophers from looking at the round shadow that the Earth cast on the Moon during lunar eclipses and how the stars seemed to move as one approaches the North Pole. (Larsen, 37).
Ray Bradbury’s 1950 dystopian novel, The Rocket is a short science fiction classic based on a man who fantasizes of travelling to space. This futuristic tale communicates, how anyone is authorized to travel to space without any prior experience and preparation on how to operate and navigate a rocket. The story of the The Rocket, is based during a more advanced time in the future as anyone at that time is able to fly to space as long as they have money to support their trip, the protagonist is a father, named Fiorello who wants to bring his family to space, but to do that he must save a lot of money as the trips are far too expensive, nobody believes that he will be able to accomplish this task and even when people are that it’s impossible
However, it is a sobering fact to realize that the unfortunate reason for the human race to abandon the mother Earth and move to another planet is due to the risks caused by our own mutilation of nature whether it is by global warming or famine or nuclear threats. Let’s imagine a hypothetical situation in which a 10 kilometer large diamond asteroid-much larger than the one that hit Russia many years ago but close to it smashes into the subcontinent. It wouldn’t just destroy India or Pakistan instead would form huge sockets in the
An example of a movie that exaggerates the lunar effect is "Twilight". "Twilight" exaggerates the lunar effect by using the stereotype of supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves coming out during the full moon. Another way that the media exaggerates the lunar effect is by reporters blaming the lunar effect for causing certain events. For example, many reporters blame the lunar effect on crimes. An example of this would be "a reporter blaming the lunar effect for causing car accidents on Sunday, when in reality their were more accidents because it's busier on the weekends.
Everyone in elementary school learns about the moon and knows that Neil Armstrong, in 1969, was the first man to lay foot on the moon. But what if he wasn’t the first person; what if no one ever landed on the moon and the landings were all a big scam? Many people believe this theory for many reasons. For starters, in the pictures and recordings it shows the American flag is flapping as if there’s wind, but in a vacuum, there physically can’t be any wind. Scientists oppose this idea by saying that it is, in fact possible, and add on by stating that the astronaut who was holding the flag was moving it.
As he was studying, he began to disagree with it. He used science, math, and a yardstick to study the Universe for himself. After measuring the altitude and angles of stars and planets, he was able to claim that the planets revolved around the sun and that only the moon orbited around Earth. According to the document, “Copernicus wrote a short report called the Little Commentary, that explained his heliocentric theory (8).” This report was only shared with a couple of his friends. After 20 years, Copernicus agreed to share his new discovery with the world by publishing a book called On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres about his discoveries.
It is revealed in the text of the story, that Mother and Dad do not have the strongest relationship. In the beginning, Mother shows an obvious disinterest towards the thought of Dad travelling to space, then coming back to Earth every three months. It 's not only because she asked Doug for help to convince Dad to stay in space, but she also says certain phrases that represent her disinterest. "Once she said the light was too strong at night." "But there 's no moon this week," I said.
Did you know who first discover that there’s more to the universe than just the milky way and who laid the foundation of the big bang? That was Edwin Hubble. Edwin Hubble uses all of the IB profiles throughout his entire life, but the one IB profiles that stand out and that IB profile was that he was a risk-taker. Edwin Hubble was born on November 10, 1898 in Marshfield, MIssouri. His love for astronomy started when he was 7 and his grandfather (was an enthusiastic amateur astronomer) showed Edwin his telescope and he asks to keep looking at the sky instead of having a birthday party .
This is evident even today when his laws determine the outcome of a space station being launched into planetary orbit. Though Einstein’s theory of relativity has been responsible for serious scientific and technological advancement, Einstein initially proposed his theories from his own thought experiments, considering previous theories and reaching contradictions or abnormalities. An example of this is, “what would happen here on Earth, if the sun suddenly disappeared?”. If Earth broke out of it’s gravitational orbit, and took a different trajectory, before the sun’s rays could reach the observers on Earth (8 minutes), then essentially gravity travels faster than the speed of light. A contradiction.