-some thing that comes from out of earth or its atmosphere
-a hot spring where water boils, sending a tall shoot of water and steam into the air.
-able to dissolve other substances.
Focus of the article
The main focus on this article is about whether extraterrestrial life exists. The article discusses this topic using Europa, a moon of jupiter as an example. Europa has 20 kilometers of an ice layer, and because gravity from Jupiter stretches and compress Europa like a rubber band in you hand keeping the layer inside of the ice, a huge layer of water. Scientists believe that with a solvent like water, it completes the formula of creating life on a planet. Later in the article, they explain how the funding will not be wildly expensive, and that it lies on the white house to make the commitment to proceed in this mission.
The science in this article
Jupiter, and it’s moon Europa, is so far from the sun, that even though Europa has a bigger ocean than Earth, it should be frozen. However, because it is orbiting around a huge planet, Jupiter, the gravity from Jupiter stretches and compresses Europa, like a ball in your palms. And that causes an ocean preserved by internal heat, under a layer of ice. And because Europa has geysers shooting water into space. And the water shoots up 4 times the height of mount Everest. And if humans are able to collect a sample of the water being flung out into space, they can investigate if the components necessary for life is present in the waters of Europa.
How this science will effect us
This science in this article would affect the world culturally because, people’s belief would change drastically if extraterrestrial life forms were proven to be present. People who disbelieved in extraterrestrial life would surely change their mind, for it will be solid fact if humans do find life on Europa. The patterns in thinking would change because if extraterrestrial life is found, it would mean that man’s technology has gone so far, that we are able to find life somewhere 623.8 million km away. It will also affect the world ethically because there has been debates over whether extraterrestrial life exists. And if it is proven, it will end this debate and people will finally settle for an answer. And this surely will change people’s pattern in knowledge, because people’s thoughts on the ability of men’s technology surely would change and improve in a good way, for we are able to feel how far we men have came with technology.
Is this science beneficial or harmful
This science definetly is beneficial to the world because even if man does not succeed in discovering extraterrestrial life, there are so many more places in the galaxy worth searching for life. And if we do, find life on Europa, it would finally end the long argument between people who believe, and do not believe in extraterrestrial life. Man will finally have an answer to the question we all have once asked ourselves. “Are we alone in this galaxy?” This will also be beneficial to the researches on earth, because if there is life on a planet so far from the sun, they must be so different from life here on earth, leading to new understandings to life forms. And this is why Extraterrestrial life is so important for science on earth.
Bill Nye. “Opinion: We Could Find Life on Another Planet. Do We Have the Will? | Nat Geo Space.” National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 19 June 2014. Web. 05 June 2016.