Human Interest in Space and Its Secrets

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Humans Interest in Space and Its Secrets

Outer Space as we know it is not changing visibly much, yet in the distance much father then we can see; activity is ongoing. Suns are collapsing, planets are forming, and space is expanding all around us far beyond our wildest dreams. Humans strive to learn how, and why the sun explode, and how the planets formed.

Humanity has long longed to the stars with wonder and amazement. Using the stars for everything from understanding our purpose, to finding our way when lost in the night, space is a large part of our daily lives. Within the last 100 years, our technology has allowed humanity to search deeper into the space surrounding our planet earth. Most people have shown more desire than others to explore the limits of our galaxy.

In the 1967 the first space flash was witnessed, and being curious humans focused on finding the reason behind it. The faint flash witnessed was the first recorded sighting of a gamma-ray burst. (Gehrels, Piro & Leonard, 2002) Something so powerful, that human could witness it 9 Billion light years away. It took upwards of 35 years of scientific and space exploration to decide on an infinitive answer for the flashes of light.

Bright Explosions in Space

Bright bursts of light seemed to coincide with supernovas and the disappearance of visible light and x-ray radiation and radio interference. It is now believed that the blinding bursts of light are solar stars imploding, but the light that is given off is misleading. Due to unknown yet reasons, some stars give off short bursts of radiation, some give off longer duration amounts. These supernovas distort their surrounding solar systems and the visible light of the gamma-ray bursts bypass us as an observer...

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...tem, all of them terribly cold. Although Pluto is too far from the Sun to ever warm to room temperature, it has organic compounds locked away inside the frozen ice makeup of the planet. As Pluto travels farther away from the sun, its atmosphere condenses and becomes harder to study. Pluto orbital period around the sun is 248 years, and its closest was back in 1989, so the period to observe Pluto is slowly closing for the next century.

Humans desire to learn the inner workings of the entire universe leads astronomers on a magically long interesting trip through our galaxy. In the desire to learn, astronomers have discovered Suns in distance solar systems growing, imploding, and shaping the solar systems around them. Pluto and the Kuiper belt allow astronomers to examine organic compounds that are left over from the beginning of our own solar system forming.

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