Future in Space

NASA should focus on studying saturn in their future missions.

A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn’s moon is called Enceladus.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found hydrogen molecules in the geysers shooting off Enceladus, scientists announced last week. They think these molecules could be coming from chemical reactions deep in the ocean, and these reactions between water and rock could spark life for microbes-that is, microscopic living creatures.

The moon of Saturn (Enceladus) could possibly sustain life.

A liquid ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, clouds of water vapor spray from the cracks on the south pole of the moon.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This is a good sign to explore Saturn when scientists find a lot of hydrogen. If there’s hydrogen existing, there’s water, also carbon dioxide. This means Enceladus already have the basic elements for organisms to survive.

What if… There’s already lives existing in Enceladus? And we don’t even know.

So far Enceladus is the only planet in the solar system, beside Earth, that could possibly support life. With almost all of the ingredients to grow species, humans can learn more, probably bacterias already existed there.

Even there’s still a long way to go, NASA should start studying Saturn, studying Enceladus, that could possibly hold/will hold signs of life, in the future after all.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Girl

[OneDay blog post]

Working hard with my friends

I decided to choose this project because Chinese embroidery sounds interesting to me, and I always wanted to try something new. Also because my friends are here, I could enjoy a comfortable environment in this classroom.

I did well on completing this project, because embroidery is known as a long process, but I finished it in a few days.

The actual package didn’t arrive yet, practicing embroidery. 

I learned how to embroidery since this is the first time of me trying, I also learned how to sew different patterns.

Challenges I faced was I couldn’t finished it on time. Even though I started this project earlier, I still didn’t finish it on OneDay. After arriving home, I worked on it for another hour to finish it. Really, this is a challenging work. Also, I managed to learn a whole sets of embroidery patterns. Some pattern is really complex and difficult to learn, I failed a lot of times, got confused, stressed… But at the end, I successfully learned all the patterns and completed my piece.

Chinese embroidery is also mentally and physically challenging. When you continue to work for a long period of time, you will get bored and stressed about the work you completed-for example finishing a flower bud in 30 minutes. If you keep on sewing, for the first 1 hour your finger is going to hurt, sometimes you accidentally stab your finger with needle, and it bleeds.

Working in progress right now… Just finished the hair of the girl.

OneDay is important for us because it helps students to express their own hobbies and feelings, to try new things, just leave schoolwork out for one day to see, if we can achieve something. In addition, students can learn something they wish to learn and want to learn. This is what OneDay truly means.

“The Girl” embroidery completed picture

In the end, this is my finished project! It took me 9 and a half hour to complete it. Even this is tough, but I still feel proud when I’m finally done. I would really like to thank my teacher to be so supportive and kindly to help.

Bye bye~