astronomy term paper


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3000 words, you must have astronomy knowledge, all detail in the file. require to watch a film.

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For your term paper you will be writing a 'scientific brief' to a Hollywood studio who wants to make a realistic movie about discovering extraterrestrial life. They want to know what types of conditions they will need to animate and what types of lifeforms they should consider as examples of what might be found. They have a series of specific questions that will guide your paper. You are to use the information you have learned in this course from the textbook and from discussion articles, along with new information that you find from scientific resources on the Internet or in the library. All your information must be grounded in actual scientific discoveries. Please use the headers below to guide your writing. A paper with headers is readable and helps you organize your thoughts, and thus likely makes it better. Once more, term papers that do not follow this format risk getting a 0! Briefing for Lyra Studios Thank you for offering your advice on our movie called We Found It! We hope you will provide us with the latest research to help us create a realistic movie about the discovery of the first extraterrestrial life form. Please answer the following questions in a brief of about 2500 words. Please provide references and citations - we suggest you use APS, MLA, or another accepted citation format that you are most familiar with. 1. Where Do We Find It? (about 1000 words) We would like to base our film on places and conditions within our own solar system that may support life. Please provide us with information about at least 3 worlds (moons or planets) in our solar system that scientists have evidence that life might be possible. Explain what evidence is known and any other advice you would provide the studio about creating a realistic extraterrestrial environment that could support life. 2. What Do We Find? (about 1000 words) The organism discovered must be the most realistic choice of what scientists think would be discovered first on another world. Please provide us with at least 3 discoveries of extremophiles on Earth that provide examples of the types of organisms that might be discoverable on the worlds described in the earlier question. Explain how their metabolism, respiration, and other biological functions are thought to be managed in these extreme conditions? Thank you for your input. This is all that is required of your term paper. However...if you are interested, we have a bonus offer. 3. How Do We Find It? (about 1000 words - up to 20 bonus points added to Term Paper Grade) To be considered as the scientific director on the film, We Found It, we invite you to submit an example press release that might go out if a lifeform were be discovered sometime in the next 8 years. You must image a scenario that has not occurred, but we ask that you use information about real spacecraft, telescopes, or other forms of technology required for the discovery, the location where it could happen, and a description of the discovery itself. Criteria for a successful paper: A successful paper will be at least 2000 words (3000 with the bonus) and will include: • A coherent scientific argument that uses scientifically valid articles (from the Internet or journals) - and many of the main concepts used in the textbook, articles, and assignments. These concepts might include: metabolism, respiration, reproduction, habitability zones, extremophiles, methods of searching for extrasolar planets, carbonbased life, universal solvents, planetary atmospheres, or many other concepts that are key to the search for life. Your paper should demonstrate your understanding of these concepts, not just the awareness of the terminology. • A clear organization and correct grammar to provide a readable and intelligent paper. It should be easy and pleasurable to read. This should include an introduction, conclusion, and the suggested headers to help make clarify your argument. • Individuality and creativity to show how you have digested and interpreted the information, and to show me it is your OWN work. Papers that read like a bunch of cut and paste text without any personality will be poorly graded. • A complete and consistent set of citations and references in APA, IEEE, or similar academic format. I don't care which format you use, but be consistent and thorough. • Pride in your work. If you don't love it, I won't love it. You MUST do original work. I will be very strict on anything that is copied from the Internet or another student’s paper - it is plagiarism. Don't go there. ...
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Briefing for Lyra Studios




The new technological innovations of the recent centuries have helped scientists have a
clearer and truthful information about the solar system especially on the number of planets, stars
and moon. Astronomy in the past centuries were highly susceptible to depicting wrong
information due to the inadequate technological back-up in their times. For instance, the early
astronomers believed that the earth was in the center of the solar system surrounded by the stars
and moon also referred to as geocentricism. However, in the later years astronomers disputed the
geocentricism ideology and adapted a more accurate ideology of heliocentrism. Heliocentrism
stated that the earth as well as other planets revolves around the sun (Riebeek, 2009).
The developments on the knowledge of the solar system were made possible by the use
of telescope which aided astronomers to be able to view distant objects that the human eyesight
couldn't see. Galileo Galilei was the first astronomer to discover that the other objects in solar
system had physical features just as our planet earth. It is on this basis that the astronomers to
date have tried to gather more information on physical components of the planetary objects. The
modern astronomers have gone as far as trying to depict if other planetary objects could support
life just like earth. For this reason, many individuals around the world have been eager to know
whether there is existence of other beings functioning just as humans in their own world. Hence
the movie world has ever since played a huge role in helping human to have a knowledge on how
possible life forms from the other planets would look like. This scientific brief provides the
information of the solar system that comes in handy for the studio to create more realistic
hypotheses on the life forms that could emerge from other planets.


1. Where do we find it?

Based on research from the astronomy findings on the finer components of other
planetary objects, one can almost ascertain that life could be found elsewhere other than earth.
Hence for this research, in depth analysis is done on specific planetary objects that due to their
composition - believed to be able to support life forms. Astronomers always establish earth's
characteristics that could be found on other planetary objects. This is important due to the fact
that the earth's composition has the key to necessities for life, hence for other planetary objects to
support life they have to share some similarities with earth. Of course there has been some
similarities seen in other planets and moons that could well support life. The key for life is the
oxygen gas which supports life, thus astronomers need to establish if the composition possess
life friendly gasses. However, most planets and moons have unfriendly gasses and a composition
making it impossible to have life forms in them. For this reason, the research focuses on three
planetary objects that could have the capacity to be supporting life forms - the planet Mars and
Saturn's moons (Enceladus and Titan).
The planet Mars is the most popular in terms of the planetary bodies believed to have life
forms just as our planet earth. In the solar system, Mars ranks fourth from the sun just after earth
which is the third planet after the sun. In terms of size, Mars is much smaller and is only bigger
than Mercury - first planet from the sun. Mars has a terrestrial landscape, rocky and metallic in
structure. This is terrestrial structure is characterized in the first four positioned planets away
from the sun that is Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars (Moskowitz, 2009). Although Mars has
credible similarity to earth due to its proximity and similarity to structure, but it lacks a
formidable atmosphere unable to prevent ultraviolet rays from the sun. Mars life form has been



linked to the liquid water it ...

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