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NASA Future Missions

Where in our solar system should NASA focus future missions?

Claim

NASA should focus their future missions on the further discovery of Jupiter and Saturn’s moons.

Evidence

“Scientists revisit data that points to water plumes on a moon of Jupiter”:

  • “Scientists suspect that warm, liquid water lives under Europa’s thick ice shell. Given that, this moon is considered a ‘top candidate’ by NASA for life on another world in our solar system.”
  • “Many questions remain about what is contained in the plumes, and whether that includes some form of life.”

“Search for life beyond Earth might only need go as far as Saturn’s rings”:

  • “[NASA] thinks [the hydrogen molecules found in Enceladus] could be coming from chemical reactions deep in the ocean. These reactions between water and rock could spark life for microbes”

Reasoning

Discoveries among Europa and Enceladus of the possibilities of life have been found, but the information given is still rough, and there are suspicions among the foundations. Therefore, future research to focus on further discovery of Europa and Enceladus. With the discovery of the water plumes in Europa and the hydrogen molecules found in Enceladus, scientists found the possibilities of life, which is considered crucial in the future explorations. Thus, future missions should be focused on further discovery among Europa and Enceladus.

Great Works are Performed by Perseverance

I decided to do embroidery because it was a new activity that I have never done before. I thought that it would be something to test my patience and perseverance, as I did not know my strength on these aspects. Before this activity, I had a doubt on my patience and perseverance, because I did not think that I had patience and that I persevere. Because I was embroidering the characters that I felt the passion for, I thought it was not going to be as challenging as embroidering the other drawings.

I did well on being able to design the embroidery to make characters that I like. Using the threads that were given, I was able to bring color and life to the characters. I learned that embroidery takes lots of patience and perseverance, as it is a very long and repetitive process that could get boring. Only having such done in 3 hours, I felt mentally difficult, as I thought there were a plethora of things left to do.

In the beginning, I was to have an ordered embroidery kit to work on; however, it did not come on time, and I had to design and embroider my own. This was a very good opportunity for me to be able to handcraft the things that I wanted, which was the BT21 characters. Even though it took me over 30 minutes to design and draw the characters, I was able to manage the time to finish the embroidery, as I was able to use the stitching techniques of my choices.

One day is important because it is an opportunity for me to try something new. It was a chance to test my limits on the categories that we chose. By choosing embroidery, I was able to see what I like to do, and what I do not. To finish my work, I had to bring it home and it was a very challenging process physically and mentally, as I was working on this for over ten hours. However, I think it was a time to show my parents what I have achieved on OneDay.

 

“Hubble Deep Field” or “Pale Blue Dot”?

I found the “Hubble Deep Field” more inspiring than the “Pale Blue Dot”.

 

The “Hubble Deep Field” explains how the pictures of the Space were taken by Hubble, and the “Pale Blue Dot” explains on the astonishing points of astronomy. Both videos explain where Earth is, and how Earth is very small compared to Space. There were more pictures of the space seen in “Hubble Deep Field” compared with “Pale Blue Dot”.

 

I like videos that explain how something was done. Explanations of how the pictures of the Earth was taken was generally more shown by the “Hubble Deep Field”. It explained how much time it took Hubble to take pictures of the Earth, and how Carl helped inspire people around the Earth. Both explain how Earth is very small compared to Space, but “The Hubble Deep Field” compares it to our daily life, whereas the “Pale Blue Dot” compares it to the history of civilizations and wars. Comparison of our daily life is better to imagine compared to the comparison to history since it is a subject that we all understand and do. Pictures of the space is a visualization on what space looks like. Having more pictures of the Space, the “Hubble Deep Field” helps us to visualize the size of the Space more than the “Pale Blue Dot”. Therefore, I found the “Hubble Deep Field” more interesting than the “Pale Blue Dot”.

Changes in Character

In this text message, it shows how the theme of Looking for Alaska by John Green developed throughout the story. I chose to make a text messaging post because the changes in Pudge can be seen clearly with his parents. The conversation of Miles and his mom can best show how the theme developed. I chose the quotes because it showed the actions and thoughts that clearly characterizes Miles (Pudge). The theme is that the environment can change one’s characteristics and personalities. Pudge changed in a plethora of ways by moving to Culver Creek High School. He changed from a passive character to someone with a strong sense of identity. This change was very clear throughout the story.

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It is for Our Good, and Yours Too


We made a poem about an SDG goal. This poem is “Life below water”. It is about a polar bear’s death because of the human’s actions that have and are destroying nature.

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It is for Our Good, and Yours Too

 

I am a polar bear.

I am a lonely, little polar bear without a family.

 

The melting ice caps took my mother

away to the heavens including my father.

I felt animosity towards humans.

 

It was in the shadows of November.

The sea was frigid and forlorn,

with the light of the moon, which is my hope,

glowing through the sea.

The shrieks of the penguins being eaten

by the sea lions echoed around,

and the scent of blood filled the misty air.

 

Just like the others, I searched for nourishment.

Abruptly, I saw a stranded,

young Beluga Whale wandering around.

“Food!” I yelled. I swam down,

when I heard a loud thump!

A colossal piece of ice, shattered,

and covered the light of the moon.

I have lost my hope.

 

I yelped and wailed

for somebody to help me, but I had no contingent.

 

I fell, hopelessly,

suffocated on the floor of the ocean.

It was time to go meet my family.

I felt animosity towards humans.

 

I am a polar bear.

I am a lonely, little polar bear without a family.

Now I am not part of nature.

I am gone from the world.

 

People who are listening to this poem,

please listen carefully.

I am a polar bear.

I am a lonely, little polar bear without a family.

You sent my family’s lives to heaven,

and now you escorted mine there too.

You did this because of money and industry.

You say you did this unintentionally so I will forgive you with amity.

But please fellow humans,

please leave our future generations alone.

It is for our good,

and yours too.

Image Citation: “Goal 14: Life below Water – SDG Tracker.” Our World in Data, sdg-tracker.org/oceans.

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