Originally posted by deeprivergal
My question is, if it's uninhabitable why are we there? Why are we giving so much money to exploring all these other planets ?
why are we there?
The money is a drop in the bucket, compared to other US budget items..
There is a lot to learn..WHY are they NOT habitable, for one..
How did the planets, especially the larger ones, play a role in allowing Earth
to become full of life..
Those Gas Giants are COMET sponges, and may have saved Earth from being completely destroyed. By sucking in all those large chunks..
Then, there are the moons, many moons..One, in particular MAY have life.
Europa, a moon of Jupiter, is like an orbiting ice cap..Yep, the whole suface of the moon is an Ice cap, in a manner of speaking. Underneath, theory
has it, there is an ocean, equal in size to all the oceans of Earth..Something may be lurking in that Big ocean, something alive..It's worth
studying, for that reason.
Then, there are the Weather patterns, HUGE scale storms, like previously mentioned. Those can offer a glimpse into Universal Atmospheric dynamics.
Meaning, what we find there, may help explain things that happen on Earth.
Another reason, in order to discover Extra-solar planets, those outside of our solar system, It's a real good idea to study the nearest one we know
OURS , LOL..Why did the planets line up they way they did? How do they effect each other, How many planets were here during the original formation
of our Solar System?, how many were ejected?
Of Course, Humans are just plain Curious, LIKE YOU!!
Don't ever be afraid to ask questions here..Someone is always here to help out!