Section One: Appeal
Why should you come to Earth?
1. Scientific, Medical, and Technological Prosperity - advancements in such fields has boosted efficiency to success and improved the quality of life. Scientists, rendered horrified by the once damaged state of our atmosphere by air pollution and absolute dirtiness, have come up with alternatives, called clean energy. Contraptions such as wind mills and solar panels have contributed to the cutback on dirty fuel and our dependency on it to power our nations. Medical achievements include drafting the sequence of the human genome, of all the genes that comprise our DNA, stem cell utilization, cancer therapy, and artificial limbs for amputees. Improvisation and experimentation in technology has brought us cell phones with touch ID, nearly perfect special effects, and computers almost as intelligent as humans. There is even a project underway by the company Google that involves self-driving cars!
2. The FOOD - from preparing squash (courtesy of the Native Americans) at Plymouth to dishing up a high-end egg quiche in an immaculate Italian kitchen, we have really come a long way. So many recipes from so many experts from so many cultures, circulating our globe. It's just a wonderful thing.
3. Diversity - there are so many distinguishable and individualistic qualities that all kinds of people can possess, which makes for a lot of intriguing humans that all differentiate in some way from one another. There are also so many interesting cultures and religions to partake in, learn about, and fully experience. Lots of knowledge can be gained from a trip to Earth.
4. Activities - a complete visit on our planet includes sightseeing as many wonders of the world as possible (builds knowledge on culture), going ice skating, designating a time period for a vacation in a tropical setting, seeing a movie in 3-D, sleigh-riding down a mountain of snow, participating in a sport, and skiing. There is so much to do on Earth, but these experiences will make your stay memorable! Travel is also a necessary component. You will most likely need a variety of clothes: from shorts and flipflops to thick turtlenecks and snow pants. Sunglasses, socks, umbrellas, and money (to be converted from your planet's currency) are also recommended.
Section Two: Informational
Our planet is one of the smaller of the bunch, with a radius of 3,959 miles and a mass of 5.972 E24 kilograms. Compared to Jupiter, the fifth planet away from the sun, which has a radius of about 43,500 miles and a mass of 1.898 E27 kg, Earth is tiny! We only have one moon, but that just makes it all the more beautiful to look at. Our moon is literally just called “Moon.”
Considering the terrifying vastness of the expanse of the universe, it is only practical that we assume there are other planets like ours; however, until they were identified, we were the only known planet to harbor life. Also, about 70% of our world contains water! The oceans make up for approximately 96%.
BACKGROUND: A constant temperature and stable climate is not to be expected on Earth; heat levels vary based on where you are, and weather patterns change regularly, from day to day. To be even broader, something called seasons occur - where general weather patterns and temperatures are predicted by scientists. There are four: summer, fall, winter, and spring. Fall and spring are, more or less, “transitionary periods” between the two extremes of hot (summer) and cold (winter). However, these are somewhat stereotypical, and in the arctic and polar regions, most summers don’t even get hot. The seasons go into effect due to Earth’s turning angled axis (one complete turn = rotation), which positions certain parts of the globe so that they get the most heat.
The axis turns as Earth orbits the Sun. One complete turn around the Sun is called a revolution. It seems to be a rite of worship, because we just never ever stop! We might as well worship the Sun; all of our energy comes from it. When a star undergoes nuclear fusion, or the process of two hydrogen atoms combining to form a helium atom, it releases a burst of energy. We are 92,960,000 miles from the Sun, which is not even 1/2000th of a light year. A light year is a unit of astronomical distance - the number of miles that light travels in one year (six trillion).
Section Three: Visual
Section Four: Credits
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