Scientists have been busy analyzing the bounty of data and are busy creating new missions to find out more about comets. One of the reasons scientists want to study comets is that the icy bodies on comets could have delivered the organics and all molecules needed for life when they ran into the solar system . Past comet missions and ground-based telescopes have seen dozens of molecules on comets, including organics. Today scientists are not doing anything more with the Rosetta Mission but, a year later NASA created a mission called the “Deep impact”. The Deep impact mission is similar to the rosetta’s because scientists launched a probe into space that was designed to study the interior composition of comet Tempel 1 by releasing an impactor into the comet.
This article I found made several good points about what the other planets and moons in our solar system are like on the surface. The article talked about these things in weird and wonderful ways through the pretence of a winter wonderworld. In conducting more research on the topic of ice on other planets and moons I found an interesting website that discusses the idea of ice volcanoes. The web page “Ice volcanoes in outer space?” discusses the eruption of liquid water mixed with ammonia on Pluto’s neighbouring object, Charon. It discusses that on Charon the eruption quickly formed into an ice crystal structure.
An astronaut named Yuri Gagarin was launched in space, known as the first man outside the Earth’s orbit in the spacecraft Vostok I. These incidents hurt the pride and ego that caused the American’s to take a step at such drastic measures even though they faced many failures in the space race. The events in the space race still continue… After this incident years went by and finally the day arrived where America will take the upper hand. Apollo 11 was launched into space in July 20th, 1965. The space craft was named The Eagle.
Last week, I went to watch the movie title “The space between us” In the movie is about the one company launched the first mission to colonize Mars. During the journey, the lead astronaut discovers she is pregnant. After landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on Mars. This kid can’t come back to the Earth cause of the difference in gravity, which effects to his bone mass. This makes me rethink about the idea of moving to Mars.
Space Exploration On Tuesday, Feb. 6th, SpaceX launched their new Flacon Heavy rocket. This extraordinary achievement is a huge step in humanities future in space. Flacon Heavy is now the largest rocket, capable of carrying payloads up to 140,000 lbs. This means man kind will not only be able to reach Mars faster, but will also be able to bring more equipment and more men to Mars. Many believe that man are destroying this planet and this is the only way to ensure our survival, but other think differently.
He has helped test many machines to make space exploration possible and be able to learn about the universe. For example, in the article, How did Neil Armstrong change the world?, it says, “Neil Armstrong changed the world by becoming the first man in history to successfully pilot a spacecraft to land safely on the lunar surface and then walk on the moon.” This tells us how this event changed how space exploration is and the machines to run it. Also he helped teach and advance the technology used for space exploration. As said in the article Neil Armstrong by A+E Networks, it states, “...he joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati as a professor of aerospace engineering.” Which shows how he helped space exploration to help us to learn
Space research has been a magnificent idea that the human race has been chasing, catching, and letting go of for what seems like the longest time. I personally believe that the progress we have made is impeccable and that with what we have discovered we can do many new things; and we will continue we may be able to create and improve the world greatly with the cost that we pay. However some people do not agree with this idea. Some may argue that we should be spending our money elsewhere or exploring things on earth. While these are valid points, I think that people do not see what I see the opportunities that space provides us with.
Pluto, a planet that is only known to the average huan as the reject planet (once the ninth planet of our solar system,but now catorgized as a dwarf planet) and no thing else. So because of this lack of knowlegede scientist at NASA made a spacecraft named New Horizon to find anymore information on Pluto via flyby scan. After 9 and a half years hardship the spacecraft reached its destination. When the spacecraft sent information to the scientist on the dwarf planet scientist were dumbfounded on the output data. New discoveries were found on the once ninth planet and some don 't know what to do.
For centuries, the idea of humanity living on another planet has been a prevalent on the minds of people ranging from astronomers to regular people. Now, the idea finally can become a reality, yet many oppose it. Humanity terraforming Mars needs to happen, for the survival of our species, the opportunities for resource harvesting, and its diplomatic potential. Earth has been struck multiple times by space objects, such as asteroids, triggering mass extinctions. “Every few million years, the Earth tends to be wiped clear of almost all life in a globally catastrophic event (read:asteroid collision).
While NASA’s New Horizons flies by Pluto and targets new destinations farther than humans will physically experience in the near future, considering our distance from the Sun could help explain why the Earth can sustain life. What if Earth moved a mile closer to the Sun? Would we all burn up? Would our atmosphere disintegrate? Would we have an extreme runaway greenhouse effect and dry up like Venus?
This paradox got me thinking about space travel, and if we will be able to visit other planets like Earth one day. I also started to think about the Drake equation, which I learned about in high school. The Drake equation looks at different things like the formation of stars and the probability of other life-sustaining planets, which in turn gives us a number of civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy that we can detect electromagnetic emissions from (The Drake Equation). While I thought quite a bit about extraterrestrial life, I also thought about the fact we are stuck on Earth. The first thing that immediately comes to mind with that is how we are going to produce enough food.
Ever since America has decided stop going to the moon enthusiasm and support for space travel and NASA in general has decreased. In 2010, President Obama cut funding for several NASA missions including a mission that would have put Americans back on the moon by 2020. "I understand that some believe that we should attempt a return to the surface of the Moon first, as previously planned. But I just have to say pretty bluntly here: We’ve been there before," Obama said. This opinion is shared by many Americans, but what many Americans don 't realize are the amazing benefits of space travel.
When Shepard and Mitchell landed on the moon in January, they managed an impressive amount of science work, but they soon grew more confused as to where they were. They were lost during their expedition up the side of a large crater. The men soon grew tired and overheated as they pressed on toward the crater rim. They had two choices: “try and make the rim or carefully and scientifically document the rocks they were climbing past. They did neither.” They did what they could do, they grabbed samples and took some photographs before continuing