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What's The Point? The Real Reason Scientists Study Space (Op-Ed)
She contributed this article to Space. I grew up in that city, and I was visiting my family before starting graduate school in Tempe, Arizona. I was struggling to keep my egg and cheese biscuit together almost as much as I was struggling to answer my dad's question about what exactly I'd be doing in grad school. I explained for a while, my sentences peppered with words like "autonomous," "neural networks," "spectrometry" and "swarming. That's really cool stuff. As the leader of two national space advocacy organizations, I should have been able to deliver a clear and confident answer. My dad's question was of the sort people in my field are asked all the time by the public and the media.
Scientists have learned a lot about Earth from studying space.
You may not think outer space has much to do with life on Earth, but in reality, Earth is very much connected with the study of space. In fact, NASA is behind many of the technologies we use today. Join us as we look at some of the benefits of space exploration on daily life. Space scientists study the entire universe, but they also study the Earth as part of that universe and try to figure out how it fits into the vast framework of solar systems and galaxies. Studying outer space has given scientists many insights into our own planet that we would not have otherwise had.
Two conservation scientists have published an editorial in the prestigious scientific journal Nature today Sept. But what does that mean for space exploration, and what does our history in space teach us about the wisdom of such an effort? Before space exploration began, "there was no perception of Earth as a single entity and certainly no context for it in space," Lisa Ruth Rand, a historian of science, technology and the environment who is currently the American Historical Association and NASA fellow in space history, told Space. Now, the view of Earth from orbit has become commonplace, but space is still changing the way we think about Earth. Over the past two decades, as exoplanet studies have blossomed, the connection has taken on a new spin as we identify more and more worlds around other stars — but still find ourselves liking Earth best.