New probe designed to discover origins of the universe
SPHEREx is a probe that NASA plans to release to gather data. But not just any information. This satellite is programmed to collect information on ice distribution in the galaxy. Additionally, they will send light waves to determine the time, events surrounding the origins of our galaxy as well as gas in and around the planets. Scientists believe the probe will reveal alternate forms of life.
This will raise much more questions than we have answers
A simulated video based on recorded information reveals planets are orbiting a distant star. The orbit and planets are almost clear. It is the closest we have come to true detection of what we would call aliens.
We all have a picture of what “aliens” should look like. The image is partly from media representations. However, is it truly unreal to imagine, aliens are not what we envision them to be? They might exist in a form we cannot fathom. There might be an alternate universe that we cannot see. NASA announces three missions they have chosen from nine different proposals.
Each mission will receive $2 million towards development
SPHEREx will use an infrared survey to map the light history of the galaxies. It will also map the distribution of planetary systems. Meanwhile, this is a new development and type of measure for astronomers. It will reveal exciting information. The mission might be able to see gases and measure movement and temperature or the path of light and planets.
Being able to scrutinize the atmosphere and planets in more detail could reveal many surprises
A telescope is a model from which scientists designed the probe. The instrument itself does not have any moving parts attached to it. Moreover, it does have a cooling system, filter, splitter and baffle, antennae, solar panels, radiator, shields, etc. The earliest launch dates will be in 2022.
The missions are being managed by Goddard for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The program researches exploration for earth studies, space weather, our solar system, and galaxy.
NASA’s research is exponentially increasing
The drive to explore is phenomenal. The output of projects, trajectories, and the wildly unfathomable multiplies. Subsequently, our discoveries touch physics boundaries and create new science as our knowledge expands. It is this new trend in astronomy that keep us striving forward for a greater understanding of our vast universe.
Fellowships, grants and all kinds of experiments continue. The directions to explore are endless.