Editorial: The wonders of space


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Photos of the starry sky appear beautiful, but we don’t know much of what’s out there.

Melissa Theodorus, Editor-in-Chief

Outer space is the biggest frontiers that humankind can ever face. While the deep oceans have to hit the Earth’s center at some point, there seem to be no limits in how far space reaches. This has allowed for some of the most interesting and unbelievable discoveries of what’s beyond the sky we live under.
The study of space, starting with the Earth’s atmosphere and almost everything about it, is called astronomy. Astronomers tend to use mathematics, physics, and chemistry to explain the studies of celestial objects and their phenomena. One of the most important tools that astronomers use is telescopes to help them see faraway galaxies and particles that would be too small for the naked human eye to see.
It turns out that humans and the other organisms on Earth might not be the only living things in the universe. While this subject is debated among many people in the world, scientists have made enormous progress toward finding answers to the questions of extraterrestrial life. It is believed that these answers will come sooner than we think, with more space travel planned in the near future.
Space exploration is also a popular focus of science fiction (sci-fi) as can be seen in Star Wars’ movies and Star Trek’s shows. The mysteries of the unknown outer space will most definitely lead to more questions, but hopefully also more knowledge to add to our understanding.
To learn about past discoveries and future endeavors in space, read our new collection of stories. Let’s hope that we’ll be able to witness more amazing scientific discoveries in our lifetime!

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