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Space was always fascinated me but I don’t agree wholly with idea of space travel. With milions of people which don’t have water or food for surviving I think it’s absured to send commercial flights in space . With money that world spend on racets, satellits I think that half of that money will save hungry people in Africa and all around the world. Of course that we should explore space around us like we was on Moon in 1969th but it’s not necessary to look for life on Mars or on every other planet if we have our beautiful planet Earth. Greetings to all ;)
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HI, I’m Xave, a 7th grader from Taiwan. I believe that climate change is real but I don’t its mostly caused by humans. From what I have learned, I think it is mainly caused by the rapid melting of the glaciers that causes change in climate. Then, I think about how big the Earth is and to think that humans only inhabit thirty percent of the Earth, its hard for me to believe that we are capable of causing glaciers to melt faster.
One more reason why I’m not convinced that humans are mostly the cause of climate change is….. after recently learning the Geologic Time Scale in Science class, it showed that time and time again the Earth always has its ways to fix itself. I believe we should still be aware of our carbon footprint but I’m still not convinced that it plays a big role in climate change.
Life in the Universe
The Life in the Universe curriculum is a unique set of resources, for elementary and middle school teachers, designed to bring the excitement of searching for life beyond Earth into the classroom. The SETI Institute, with funding from NSF and NASA, developed these award winning classroom materials with a team of educators, curriculum developers, and scientists. The Life in the Universe curriculum explores many facets of how scientists are trying to answer the questions: Where did life come from? What is its future? Are we alone?
In the Life in the Universe curriculum, students explore conditions that support life on Earth, and the possible existence of life elsewhere. The curriculum draws upon the experience of SETI scientists, whose research encompasses the full spectrum of Astrobiology: astronomy, life sciences, Earth sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, and many other disciplines. The hands-on science activities were tested nationally in a variety of schools representing a broad range of students. Organized around story lines, these activities pose challenges that require students to investigate what is known about life on Earth.
Two Earth-sized planets found orbiting another star
The planets are the smallest ever confirmed orbiting a sun-like star, and their discovery, reported Tuesday, is an important milestone for NASA’s Kepler mission.
Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, as the two rocky planets are called, are interspersed with three larger, gaseous planets, believed to be similar to our own Neptune, in an alternating pattern that has astronomers somewhat perplexed. All five planets orbit their sun at a closer distance than Mercury orbits ours.
Mission to Drill Ancient Buried Antarctic Lake May Uncover Earth’s Secrets!!!
An ancient lake hidden deep beneath West Antarctica’s Ice Sheet may reveal vital clues about climate change and future sea level rises, and uncover new forms of life, according to a group of UK engineers and scientist.
The Odds of Intelligent Life in the Universe
A paper published in the journal Astrobiology, by Andrew Watson a scientist from the University of East Anglia, suggests the odds of finding new life on other Earth-like planets are low, given the time it has taken for beings such as humans to evolve combined with the remaining life span of Earth.
Nasa’s Kepler space telescope finds possible ‘new Earth’
A planet outside our solar system which could become a home to humans, Kepler 22b is the right distance from its star to have water, has a suitable temperature and contains the right atmosphere to potentially support life.
I think that we are not alone in the universe, too many events have made me understand this, the mysteries that surround the Earth and ‘universe are dozens and among these there is evidence of UFO sightings in the past and especially in this time, the universe is infinite and it is impossible that we are the only form of life present.
I think that inquiring into the possibility of life on other planets is a good and interesting thing, and I’d like to do it. I believe that life could exist in the Universe far from the Earth, and I don’t exclude the existence of life forms similar to the humans’ one (for me, everything is possible until the Science demonstrates I’m wrong). In my opinion the discovery of life in other planets would be a magnificent achievement of the humanity,so I’d like to study about astronomy and life when I’ll be older