Galileo Research Paper

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There are still many mysteries yet to be discovered in the universe. Over the past 408 years we have been looking into the stars trying to find out all of the unsolved mysteries. We are even looking for a new planet to call home. This all really took off back at the days of Galileo when he found out that the telescope he invented for uses down here on earth could look up into the stars and find other planets and other moons (Galileo Galilei). When this was first discovered he devoted the rest of his life to finding these interplanetary bodies. These discoveries really sparked the rest of the world to follow along in his footsteps and look into the stars. His first major discoveries were in 1610 (Hizeroth Sharon). He discovered the rings of …show more content…

From Nasa’s Juno spacecraft we got new pictures of Jupiter’s red spot. It was described as a “tangle of dark, venous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval” (Beall). A very interesting discovery about our moon was made in July. There is more water in the Moon’s crust then previously thought, and that means that we could use the moon as a refueling station for longer missions (Beall). With this we could be able to use it to get the first humans to Mars. Recently, there has been a new mystery in our solar system. There is evidence that there is a 9th planet beyond Neptune. Scientists are seeing that when our Solar System was forming there was some gravitational waves that moved the planets to where they are now. It might of moved mars to where it is now causing it to be red baron and too cold to support human life. In Mars’s history, it was green lush and had liquid water. We know this because of the cliffs on Mars’s surface. The cliffs in the surface are similar to the ones on earth that were carved out by water. The planet would also have influenced the orbits of the most distant planets like Uranus, Neptune, and the orbit of Pluto …show more content…

The first place we thought of that could hold alien life was Mars. We have sent multiple rovers to Mars to search for life but to no avail. There has been evidence of past life on Mars but no clear proof of life. We have started to search outside of our solar system for life. We have been sending signals through space trying to see if aliens can tune into the wavelink and hear us. If they can hear us they might send something back. Other then that we are looking for exoplanets. Exoplanets are planet that are outside of our solar system. In June of 2017, Nasa revealed their eighth Kepler Planet Catalog 219 exoplanets and 10 of those exoplanets are possible hosts for human like life(Beall). Any of these planets could host life but they just be completely different. Another exoplanet was found 12.3 light years away orbiting in the “goldilocks” zone of a red dwarf star. The goldilocks zone of a star is the area where it won't be too hot on the planet but it won't be too cold. That just means that humans could theoretically live on that planet. That doesn’t mean that nothing could possibly live on it. An alien might breath methane and let out carbon. So technically, anything could live

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