Impact on dicovering the unknown
Astronomy (It's Out of This World)
Hello my name is Dana Herrera I'm currently a Sophomore student in F.L. Schlagle High school. I love playing sports, food, and reading. My favorites sports are volleyball and baseball, my favorite foods are Mexican food and Chinese, and my favorite book genres are scifi and fiction. I love learning and discovering new things that I didn't know before. I would like to travel the world if possible or explore outside of Kansas.
What impact would discovering the unknown (Space) have on the society?
Our Solar System
There are 9 planets in our Solar System:
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune.
Explaining My Topic
In this video Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" His answer is simple yet it makes one think deeply on the topic and opens ones thoughts.
Video made by Max Schlickenmeyer
New Horizons Pluto Images
In 2006 New Horizons spacecraft was launches into space on a mission to the planet Pluto and beyond. In July of 2015 the spacecraft sent the first images of Pluto, that got some initial observations and hypotheses about Pluto's surface. The journey took about 9 and half years traveling 3 billion miles to get past Pluto. "With that flyby, New Horizons completed a long-held goal of the scientific community and also five-decade-long quest by NASA to explore all the planets known at the start of the space age", said New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern. Recently there was a Press Conference on March 21, 2016; New horizons: Peering into Pluto's Past.
For More Information Visit Nasa's Website!
Genius Hour Reflection
In conclusion the impact from discovering new things on society can influence change, which over time could possibly change peoples life's. Discovering new things leads to new thoughts, theories, and possibilities. Discovering unknown things are the answer to our questions and creates more questions, advancing our understanding in astronomy. Throughout my research for Genius Hour, there was a plenty of information that was either relevant or not. Which lead to deciding what would be best to included in my blog. I learned that we discover something new almost everyday, which can lead to more new information. However, the process of finding this unknown information takes time and patience. When researching it was easy but getting the right information to include in my blog was complicated. Overall I think the process of researching is beneficial, because one has to be informed about their topic. Society has changed from previous astronomical discoveries that reshaped them, so it's very likely that future discoveries will lead to change in society.
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