Solar System Learning Tasks

I believe that NASA should focus on the outer planets focus on the outer planets of the solar system specifically saturn and jupiter.

Jupiter is primarily composed of hydrogen with a quarter of its mass being hydrogen, though helium comprises only about a tenth of the number of molecules. It may also have a rocky core of heavier elements, but like the other giant planets, Jupiter lacks a well-defined solid surface. Jupiter also despite being the largest country is one of the dense planets in the solar system with a dense core that clouds Jupiter. Jupiter lastly is one of the least explored planet

Jupiter is one of the planets that is most well known to be a gas giant. If we can reach Jupiter and gain close look into it. The atmosphere of Jupiter is thought to be the thickest in our Solar system. Based on current models, astronomers believe that water is present in the lowest layers of the thick clouds. No one knows for sure though, since the hostile atmosphere prevents us from being able to take samples or even see much further in than the top layers. During it’s time orbiting the gas giant, Juno hopes to collect more data about the lowest layers of this complex atmosphere – some of which will reveal to us exactly how much water is present. This data is invaluable to scientists, as it will determine which formation theory for Jupiter is correct, or indicate that a new theory is needed. Understanding how Jupiter formed will be key in understanding how the Solar system formed.

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One Day Chess

Today I was in life sized boardgames, for my oneday project. We had a large group of six. Erick, Henry, Richard, Zhiqi and I. We made a huge chess board and chess pieces out of card board. We duplicated stands to hold up the chess pieces.  And cut out the different shapes of the of the chess pieces in 2d and attached them together. After we painted half of the pieces black. We created the board by coloring in black square with the board being a 8 by 8 squared board. Overall the process was fun and the day was overall successful. I enjoyed one day of 2019. I worked in a huge group and had full control of what we wanted to do. It was very different from last year and was a great project to work on. We did well on achieving what we set out to do and was an accurate representation of the original game of chess. I learnt that working in a large group means assigning each other roles and collaborating to help others who need help in their roles. We didn’t really face any challenges because overall everything went the way we wanted it to because we worked really well with each other. One day is important because it is a rare experience in really little schools. It only takes up one school day yet gives you something really different than a normal school schedule. And allows us to learn something new an activity of our choice to have one whole day to turn that successful project.

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Non Fiction Blog Post: Is Rare Always Important

The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Black Swan: Non Fiction Written Blog Post

Centauri Liu 1/20/18


The Black Swan, The Impact of the Highly Improbable is a 2007 book by author and former options trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The book focuses on the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable outlier events and the human tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events, retrospectively. Taleb calls this the Black Swan theory. The book covers subjects relating to knowledge, aesthetics, as well as ways of life, and uses elements of fiction and anecdotes from the author’s life to elaborate his theories. A central theme in Taleb’s book is not to attempt to predict Black Swan events, but to build robustness to negative events and an ability to exploit positive events. Taleb contends that banks and trading firms are vulnerable to hazardous Black Swan events and are exposed to losses beyond those predicted by their defective financial models.

The book’s layout follows a simple logic, moving from literary subjects in the beginning to scientific and mathematical subjects in the later portions. Part One and the beginning of Part Two delve into psychology. Taleb addresses science and business in the latter half of Part Two and Part Three. Part Four contains advice on how to approach the world in the face of uncertainty and still enjoy life. chapter nine, Taleb outlines the multiple topics he previously has described and connects them as a single basic idea, that is illustrate the philosophical problem of induction. And taking things for granted. In chapter thirteen, the book discusses what can be done regarding epistemic arrogance. He recommends avoiding unnecessary dependence on large-scale harmful predictions, while being less cautious with smaller matters, such as going to a picnic. He makes a distinction between the American cultural perception of failure versus European and Asian stigma and embarrassment regarding failure: the latter is more tolerable for people taking small risks. He also describes the “barbell strategy” for investment he used as a trader, which consists in avoiding medium risk investments and putting 85–90% of money in the safest instruments available and the remaining 10–15% on extremely speculative bets.

The term black swan was a Latin expression: its oldest reference is in the poet Juvenal’s expression that “a good person is as rare as a black swan” It was a common expression in 16th century London, as a statement that describes impossibility, deriving from the old world presumption that all swans must be white, because all historical records of swans reported that they had white feathers. Thus, the black swan is an oft cited reference in philosophical discussions of the improbable. Aristotle’s “Prior Analytics” is the most likely original reference that makes use of example syllogisms involving the predicates “white”, “black”, and “swan.” More specifically, Aristotle uses the white swan as an example of necessary relations and the black swan as improbable. This example may be used to demonstrate either deductive or inductive reasoning; however, neither form of reasoning is infallible, since in inductive reasoning, the premises of an argument may support a conclusion, but do not ensure it, and similarly, in deductive reasoning, an argument is dependent on the truth of its premises. That is, a false premise may lead to a false result and inconclusive premises also will yield an inconclusive conclusion. The limits of the argument behind “all swans are white” is exposed it merely is based on the limits of experience. The point of this metaphor is that all known swans were white until the discovery of black swans in Australia. Hume’s attack against induction and causation is based primarily on the limits of everyday experience and so too, the limitations of scientific knowledge. In the first chapter, the Black Swan Theory is first discussed to the Taleb’s own coming of age.

Mathematics professor David Aldous argued that Taleb is sensible going on prescient in his discussion of financial markets and in some of his general philosophical thought, but tends toward irrelevance or ridiculous exaggeration otherwise. Gregg Easterbrook wrote a critical review of The Black Swan in the New York Times to which Taleb replied with a list of logical errors, blaming Easterbrook for not having read the book. Giles Foden, writing for The Guardian in 2007, described the book as insightful, but facetiously written, saying that Nassim’s “dumbed-down” style was a central problem, especially in comparison to Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness.

In conclusion to the book, despite covering real prior historic events of the the expression of black swan in our terms. But mostly gives us food for thought, to grasp and add on the idea of He uses an exact metaphor, the Black Swan idea to argue against the “unknown, the abstract, and imprecise uncertain like white ravens, pink elephants, or evaporating denizens of a remote planet orbiting. It shows us what can be labeled as abstract, which is quite literally anything that comes unexpected to our minds. Which is the impact of highly improbable. The book that an insight of author Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, despite through different context and reactions, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.


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How Big is “Big”?

I personally enjoyed the Hubble Deep Field video, and I feel like it had a greater impact on me over the Blue Dot video.

In the video of Hubble Deep Field video, it stats how many deeper solar systems and planets within them that are actually in front of our eyes from just simply looking at a blank space in the sky. The video also exclaims on the fact of new breakthroughs and how important these breakthrough is to us. Not how it changes our world right now. But what it proves and means for the future. What the the object, the hubble scope truly means to us humans through it’s purpose the size of the universe and what that means to us.

The video shows what we are compared to the universe. Which has impacted me in many ways from both shock and a bit of fright in how we hold our ground against the rest of the universe and despite how little we mean. What we don’t realize in our daily lives when we just look up to the sky. That after countless evolutions in science, we have just came to realize what there is out their in the universe. None of it is explored besides the ones in our solar system, and none of it is looked deeply into, because we don’t have the effort or time to do so. Also the video took itself light hardily in the beginning with a long video clip of a joke. But when you deeply look into it after what it shows you later. It is suppose to represent what you do doesn’t really mean that much. And that you yourself in terms of the universe isn’t doing anything much different from that guy which is quite disturbing to say the least.


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Imagine Our Kingdoms: Multi Media Post

I did my multimedia post in a text form through a cell phone. Both Quentin and Margo are normal teenagers who had normal lives until now. Realty hits hard sometimes. When Margo finds Jefferson Park to be a town of paper. It is too hard for him to take in. He always loved to solve mysteries, but this was an answer she was never eager to solve. And so she chooses to forget. While Quentin wants to hold on, he doesn’t have the courage to tell Quentin face to face. Through the texts, I cited quotes from the book. Quotes that had meaning, whereas they were struggles we can all relate to Quentin and Margo had to face. Growing up and reality. The Strings, the Grass, and the Vessel Life is very complex and often hard to define. However, this challenge does not stop people from trying to sum up the meaning of life in one word. In Paper Towns by John Green, the three metaphors the strings, the grass, and the vessel are used throughout the book to chronicle the protagonist’s, Quentin, experiences. In the text it quotes “the town was paper, but the memories were real.” Because future is always ahead of us. Too far for us to see clear. When we walk closer, the image starts to show its true colors and jagged edges. Another quote stated in the texts is “it’s never too hard to leave, until you leave. Then it’s the easiest thing in the world.” It is hard to bring yourself back together from what comes after cruel realization. But the hardest step is always to choose to walk back. Which can seem to be the easiest step. This can relatable not just for holding back but any sort of action taken with meaning. It’s never too hard to do anything until you actually do it.  But in the end this  multimedia post summarizes the conflicts in our imagination and the real world. How to recover from it and the different perspectives you can take from it.

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Paper Thin Written Blog Post

Paper Towns –John Green Theme



Paper towns, forged locations created by map markers. We don’t magically come to an insight. An insight come through a series of questioning and answering them truthfully in your own words. The Strings, the Grass, and the Vessel Life is very complex and often hard to define. However, this challenge does not stop people from trying to sum up the meaning of life in one word. In Paper Towns by John Green, the three metaphors the strings, the grass, and the vessel are used throughout the book to chronicle the protagonist’s, Quentin, experiences. The novel revolves around Quentin Jacobsen, a high school senior. When his former best friend and longtime crush, Margo Roth Spiegelman, comes back into his life and then suddenly disappears, Q attempts to piece together the clues he believes Margo left behind for him. Each of these three metaphors represent what Q is feeling and allow him to view life from different perspectives.


We never fully heal from these events and they affect our lives from that point on. However, I think the strings metaphor makes life sound more fragile than it actually is. Failures, hardships, obstacles are not fatal. Though they do affect us, they also provide a choice: to either allow these events to lead to instability or work to strengthen the strings we have left. Yes, eventually, all of our strings are cut; the battle is over. We spend our entire lives in combat and the end is inevitable. Life is just a constant battle to continue to exist. Though we may repair and grow as people, our days are numbered. Strings make life sound like a countdown to death; “Four strings to go, now three, two, one…” In the book, Q reflects on the dual implications of this metaphor, “I like strings. I always have. Because that’s how it feels. But the strings make pain seem more fatal than it is… we are not as frail as the strings would make us believe.”(302) Though there is some truth in this metaphor, I believe that it focuses too much on the futility of our existence; that no matter how valiantly we fight, we will someday cease to exist. “If you choose grass, you’re saying we are all infinitely interconnected through these root systems.


After we in cry realization for crisp vulnerable mortality for at the insight of the story. It’s hard to not come to figure that this story in tradition The Fault in Our Stars is a novel also by author John Green. The story followed the leading character, Hazel Grace Lancaster, as the she battled cancer. Not simply did Hazel want to live the normal life of a 16-year-old girl, but she additionally struggled with what it would probably be like for her parents after she passed away. While Hazel attended a church support class for cancer survivors, she met a boy that was one year older than her, Augustus Waters. While Augustus had a kind of cancer that caused his bones to break down. The only true way to defeat cancer is the accept that is is a burden we must bear. After all we cannot treat ourselves. And despite Quentin Q doesn’t have to worry for her life coming to be dozens of years short from cancer. She defeats her internal questioning by accepting it and that she can only change her thoughts. And whether or not what turns out for the nature and her friends is not into her hands.


Throughout this story this quote on quote “crash course” story is that no matter what our environment is. There is simply no reason to not get the best out of it. Whereas “Fault in Our Stars brings out of the raw emotions of sorrow. Paper towns spark little inspiration and all the perspiration as quote “genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. To do our inner hopes and dream justice and Q has. Because as we grow. We slowly mature through the process of simply continuing to move forward but also arrive at sudden locations that is realization. And yes, I personally have little experience to this, but I personally view life like many would through this story. Life is like a camera, focus on what’s important capture good times and edit the negatives. And if it completely doesn’t work out. We could always take another shot.


In conclusion Paper Towns by John Green capture the theme of all to be and aggregate all there is to be, life. In one’s highlight, as stated, “in the future, we would all have our very own fifteen minutes of fame.” From Elizabethan Era. No matter from or mistakes causing in great change. A proposal to new ideals. The future has all this much to come. And in Q’s case. No one was there to witness her ark. But thankfully we as readers do. A deserving change of life.  Where she through her own issues give us relatable feelings to attach to. As the new generations to come can one day. Sit down and put a some thought into growing up. The pass on because life rotates with or without you. What should you do to let it pause for a second and give you it’s attention. And for the older generations, can reflect on what metaphors in this story they can truly say. “That was me right there.” And find out the theme of their sprout of youth. “Paper Towns” by John Green is truly a box of chocolates you never know what your goanna get until the sweet, bitter emotions run smoothly down as we pause to simply enjoy the love and growth tying knots to form this beautiful story.

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Written Blog Post: Honor Among Thieves by Ann Aguirre & Rachel Caine


Shall one share thee his morals and belief. Thou can tell so much tales, until he shuts down with grief. Would thee swear to take one purpose, to put light into his words under the nighttime skies? One has really few things to say despite his blest. As one is now wrinkled and weak. That sun hides telling the day it should come to rest. But the date will never repeat. As one would never return. To walk a road that belongs to thee. As one leaves thee to support us learn. We put our spotlights on our impressions, we start our mini crusades against adulthood in our growing years. We take our life as race, taunted to the very last second until we reach the finish line. We will miss out on too much of life. Honor Among Thieves by Anne Aguirre and Rachel Caine, expresses morality like art. To draw a line someplace between boundaries. A universe where religion is futile. Because we don’t need religion to have morals. If we failed to determine right or wrong, we lack empathy, not religion. And Honor Code Is not written on the bible. Because it belongs to everyone, not just priests.


Zara, the young, black female protagonist from New Detroit, is a criminal. Who breaks down quite so often reveling her emotions unexecuted. After her father bereaved her intentionally. She is taunted that if to her actions have ever impacted his father behavior. And continues to doubt her interactions with others. Drawing a miniature circle cramping her space, those are the boundaries that she concludes to. Zara Cole has been in and out of New Detroit’s rehab facilities for treatment of her antisocial disorder. There’s no adjusting Zara’s attitude, though. A painful past has made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in the Zone instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell. Seeing the circumstances, she is put in, it is understandable that she at first would not be given the encounter value honor. And for that it gives just the more the resistance to put down this book as she learns to take difficult roads in order to achieve beautiful destinations. A journey of a thousand miles all start with a step and yet sometimes that step would be our greatest challenge.


History is Greek word which literally mean “discovery. As generations come to time to pass on they share views and beliefs they see as important and leave the less popular ones behind. There isn’t much space to create your own belief that hasn’t already been their long before. Zara finds this in no differ. As she from birth has recognize the honor among thieves, as criminal integrity being the theme of her well-being. This acutely influences her as a character. She doesn’t bring a sense of sorrow to the readers because the readers cannot relate to her doings.


So here’s the thing. If we had it all to do again, we wouldn’t change it. Star Wars, aside from the pitches of Galaxy and the abounding stars. one of the central idioms of science fiction in the last half century. Jedi Way seems to set more issues than morals. It put’s ideals to the question. A simple “this is the correct way” is not a satisfactory answer. Honor amongst the thieves expand on its protagonist Zara, a standalone nobody who has to comprehend the deeper morals that annoy him. To call back her crusade and change for the better of other. Like Star Wars, these morals can twist the minds of some and turns them for the worse. As the morals of Honor and The Jedi way questions one individual after another to see who can adapt. Its new reinvention can change a lot of things without changing that fact. Honor Among Thieves was meant to be a book you could enjoy as part of the Expanded Universe.


Honor among thieves is the concept that criminals do not compromise the activities of other criminals. It can also mean that even corrupt or criminal individuals can possess some form of honor code, justice code, and / or moral code. Because no matter the profession or social status we all live on not just physical but mental endurance. Phrases we can repeat in our minds when we are down.


The book opens with Zara Cole running around the streets of New Detroit until a few lifeless action scenes see her accidentally robbing the daughter of an important mobster. She turns herself in to a youth detention center, where she feels she will be safer, but then suddenly finds herself selected for the Honors program – a program that allows a “lucky” few to join the Leviathan, sentient alien ships that explore the dark reaches of space.


Despite having enjoyed books from both Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre, this one really lacked a sense of urgency or tension or something to make it interesting and compelling. I actually put it down and came back to it several times before I could finally make myself push through. Everything about it seemed to lack a hook, a spark, some charm to make me care about the characters’ fate. In the story cites, “


In conclusion, Honor Among Thieves by Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine take for adverse the saying “there is no honor among thieves.” Just because you treat your own virtues like, doesn’t mean you take everything for granted. Zara learns this through swallowing her distrust and fears. She chooses to tag along friends instead doubts. And learns to honor them from the heart. We would at some point will take the wrong paths. Same went for me, and for the longest period of time as I remember. I was too fatigued to walk back on the main track. I thought that my path at the time seemed so different than others. But just because you don’t recognize my ways doesn’t mean I’m lost. I find happiness not as a destination I finally arrived at. But manner of traveling, and the joy through experience. For some people like Zara. They don’t seem any ahead of them. But that is there push of their instincts, Like Zara’s arching point wasn’t overcoming the “Leviathan” or even confronting his father for that matter but to push herself of the road, to leave her own trails for others like us to follow.

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Words From the Doubt, The Fear and the Hope

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Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine tells the moral that no matter who we are we can share beliefs. And even if we practice doubt that only means we should stand up to tell our stories to others. I wrote the multimedia post in poster form. There are many people who burry deep emotions out of what we can see on the outside. If their posters where to be put out in the public. It can share awareness to others that they are not alone. And proposes a solution to them. And even just to remind people to maybe give others a hand when situations look tense, this post would be worth the effort. The Honor Among Thieves can be taught to people who are not simply criminals. But people who feel like they are walking a path alone. And hopefully my multimedia post can tell them that “just because you walk your own path does not mean your lost.” From pg 132 of the story. Sometimes when we suffer through self-doubt, we don’t see hop. As stated in the poster, hope takes the form of neon lights. And we only know it’s there because if gives us warmth and comfort as well as sight to see our future. But when we can’t even give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. We don’t see light because we don’t notice that we are surrounded by darkness. Hope is a sprout bursting through harsh grounds. And that takes hard effort to do so, it takes work to find hope and trust ourselves to do what we truly want. Sometimes we give up because we don’t see the sprout in days. And even if we gain trust and the sprout cracks the soil. More time is needed for the sprout to grow. But in result is a grow tree. With branches spreading every corner. Those being your passions, hobbies and loved one. My post helps the main protagonist of Honor Among Thieves, Laura when she is most down. And people out there we can relate to her. But if we take matters into our own hands like her. We would be able to tell a tale that very well be written in a book published by Rachel Caine like Honor Among the Thieves.

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