Scientists have studied the Moon to try to give it an approximate age. The youngest moon rock which scientists have studied was radioactive dated as 3.16 billion years old, while the oldest dated rocks were dated 4.6 billion years old, which also indicates that the Moon is the same age as the presumed aged of Earth (Gallant 117). If the Moon were to be colonized, there are two main components needed to sustain human life, not only on the Moon, but everywhere. These two important needs are water and oxygen. Without water and oxygen, life will cease to exist.
Works Cited “Benefits from Apollo: Giant Leaps in Technology.” NASA. NASA, 2004. Web. March 9, 2016. This article is about how technology help astronauts land on the moon.
Not only did NASA bring back photos from the moon, but also an abundance of rock samples. During the Apollo 11 missi... ... middle of paper ... .... Works Cited Allen, Alexander. E-mail interview. 27-28 Apr. 2014 Braeunig, Robert A.
Aliens have always had speculation throughout history. The lack of methane rules out any life on Mars. Curiosity,a probe on Mars, searched for methane between October 2012 to June 2013. “In a surprising and probably killer blow to the possibility of finding microbial life on Mars, Curiosity has reported that there’s no methane in the Martian atmosphere”(Anthony). Methane is a gas that is produced by living organisms.
The field I am writing about is astronomy. Scientist has recently revealed secrets about the moon that had gone unanswered for billions of years. NASA sent the LUNAR CRATER observation and sensing satellite otherwise known as LCROSS to the moon on October 9th, 2009. LCROSS uncovered water in the Cabeus cater near the moons south pole. The moon has many secrets and LCROSS will aid NASA in uncovering, discovering, and decoding theses secrets.
TheSpaceRace.com - Timeline of Space Exploration. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from http://www.thespacerace.com/timeline/ Theories of Formation for the Moon. (n.d.). Theories of Formation for the Moon. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/moon/moon_formation.html
David McKay of NASA's Johnson Space Center says that faking a Moon rock to fool scientists around the world would be next to impossible. ?It would be far easier to just go to the Moon and get one!? he says.? (2) Moon Rocks have been tested, and tested, and tested. Each time scientists have found many different minerals in Moon Rocks that aren?t in Earth rocks.
Taryn Harris #10567 and Claire Werner #10230 Mr. C Science 8, Period 6 21 April 2014 The Wonders of Space Rocks In our solar system, there are a vast variety of space rocks. Space contains comets, asteroids, and meteors that rush through space, but don’t make it to Earth because they burn up along the way. This is due to the amount of friction that is produced on its journey through space. Comets, asteroids, and meteors are only a few objects that orbit through space and in our solar system. As a result, these various space rocks fly throughout our solar system, creating a bunch of chemistry.
Knowing the history of water on Mars is the key to understanding the entire history of its climate and how planets evolve, including Earth. If we can unlock the... ... middle of paper ... ... end up going out with a bang on the way. The spacecraft could explode on the launch, get riddled by asteroids on the way, or burst into flames on the way down, those are all hypothetical things that anyone willing to make that journey must be mentally prepared to accept. Also, any human on Mars will not be able to set foot outside of a pressurized room without a spacesuit. Any leak could quickly kill a person.
The next mission was titled Galileo Millennium Mission which lasted till 2001. Europa and Io are the two main focuses of this mission but there were also studies done on the effect Jupiter’s radiation was having on the spacecraft. Unfortunately, Galileo began to run out of the fuel it needed to fine-tune its orbit and continue to have its antenna pointed the correct way to earth. Rather than taking the risk of losing control of the space craft and having it crash into the moon Europa, contaminating it, they decided to have it crash into Jupiter’s atmosphere in September of 2003.