It seems like plenty is going on in space these days, and so far NASA has been doing an exceptional job reporting the facts to the educators who are interested in promoting the discipline of space exploration and science.
Most recently, Space Science is being used to study the impact of geological activity in the upper atmosphere:
And with mixed emotions, people said goodbye and hello to the legacy of Messenger and its contributions to establishing a wealth of resource data on Mercury, one of the biggest shields, or planets that gets rocked by hard-hitting solar rays on a daily basis, but has some neat craters to hide in that may be able to provide coverage, one crater which was recently made by Messenger when it impacted a couple days ago.
Messenger did tons for space science and Mercury seems like a great spot to send a rover to followup on the Messenger Mission, with the goal of creating some power sources, or solar panels to get some operations started there, if that is even possible.
From some of the material I saw it looks like Mercury absorbs much of the UV Rays and converts them, or cools them below the surface, at least the infogram appeared to be giving the effect of particle activity travelling into tectonics and going from red to blue- giving a cooling effect.
Other things include all the craters, as well as a revolving sphere of spheroids or interplanetary asteroid activity, making the surface appear to be heavily congested with impacts and asteroid presence. The asteroid may be resemblant of some of the comet activity appearances of comets around Earth, including 67P. No matter, people are getting fired up about all the missions going on, and with the commercialization of space well underway, it is no mystery that everyday citizens and business people are starting to take an interest the in allure and mysteries that space offers.
While I am a total space-lover — I presently have no interest in going to space at all!! I am too much of an earth-lover to ever consider leaving, but some people are actually signing up to colonize mars and that would take a tons of guts and balls to do — do these people really have it that bad on earth that they want to go to Mars?
While mars is tempting with is alluring red dunes and hidden icy depths, it is getting even more tempting as people begin to realize that their will one day be colonies on Mars, and other planets.
Mobilizing these ventures must consider the health and safety of its participants, and if you really want to have some fun, combine that with the advances in genetic research and DNA modification, and it may be that colonies can be achieved with lower startup costs and higher efficiency and construction.
The issues that Earth faces now are just things that other planets will have to face later on, and really getting into Pandora’s Box and God-Playing questions seem like old topics with all the revolutionary change introduced by today’s technology. I mean, who ever thought I would be running my own website and blogging about space and technology and whether or not earthlings would be colonizing mars, asteroids, or other planets?
Well, it seems like these topics will be underlying issues for the next generation of policy makers, and it would be good to get some experienced hands doing the research and writing the policy, without having a strong bias or overt agenda; so please feel free to send me an email if you want to put together an application for funding to study space science since there is lots of data, and plenty of future commercialization opportunities for young scientists to get engaged in space travel and commercializing space pursuits.
While space as we know it today is just about 90% fantasy, at least from where I’m sitting, there are some real cosmonauts that have faced the challenges of their bones shrinking and lungs collapsing and electricution and suffocation, so some real risks are involved to develop and further the science, and even with the help of intelligent robotics like Robonaut, and Robonaut II, and all the other space programs around the world, there is still plenty of work to do, and more cooperation needs to be done between the colonies to help build more inclusive and supporting policy using an ecological perspective that uses novel ways to boost interplanetary exploration, colonialization, and intergalactic business, to improve the quality of life on earth.
While there are many planets to explore, Earth seems to be the most favorable, and I hope that it stays that way for years to come! However, the tug of the interstellar isn’t developed overnight, so cheers to space and finding out nicer and better planets to get some more action going!
Kepler seems to be doing just that — with over 8 identifiable planets already scouted, and plenty more located in the habitable zone, the range of planets is widespread and diverse, so the real estate market is largely untapped, and it is most likely that the claims to territory will come with responsibilities such as providing shelter, and other basic necessities that govern humanitarian programs on earth.