The mere thought can send you down an existential rabbit hole. But I like to look at the universe and consider all the possibilities that are begging to be discovered.
Astronomers have yet to find a solar system similar to ours. And among the thousands of known exoplanets, none quite match the planets in our cosmic backyard. But scientists have only just started scratching the surface of these planets outside the solar system. The next step is to look inside them.
Webb is ready to help us understand the origins of the universe and begin answering key questions about our existence, such as where we are from and if we are alone in the cosmos.
Oh, the places Webb will go! The telescope will examine a variety of objects, like stars and galaxies in the distant universe and planets in our own solar system, but many associate Webb with exoplanets.
The observatory is expected to examine the TRAPPIST-1 system, which includes seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a cold dwarf star about 40 light years away.
But astronomers are also eager to study other mysterious exoplanets, like those between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. No known planet like this exists in our solar system, but it is the most common exoplanet in our galaxy. Now scientists want to know how they were formed.
Across the universe
Scientists agree that for humanity there is probably no planet B. We have to do everything we can to take care of the Earth because they say it is the only world for us.
But for the future, this is a question that astronomers are asking: if planet B exists, what could it look like?
Some believe it will be a true terrestrial twin where life is formed in much the same way as here.
Others hope that we will learn that life can be formed in various ways. When you look at the diversity of exoplanets around different types of stars, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched.
If you’ve been working from home during the pandemic, chances are your pet has gotten used to the extra quality time – making separation anxiety all the more difficult once you’re back home. office.
Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, lecturer in animal-computer interaction at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, decided to change that with the DogPhone. Unlike other pet technology, DogPhone allows dogs to call their owners.
Secrets of the ocean
It’s time to go to the twilight zone – that of the ocean. This region, before daylight gives way to the perpetual darkness of the deep sea, is as mysterious to us as space.
The more researchers learn, the more they realize that the animals that inhabit it play a vital role in regulating the Earth’s climate. Here, beautiful and strange creatures migrate from top to bottom on a daily basis.
This area has a surprising defender: filmmaker James Cameron.
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