Essay on Our Understanding Of Space Changed Over The Years?

822 Words Mar 10th, 2016 4 Pages
September 14, 2015; the day satellites observed gravitational waves coming from a binary black hole merger. This type of outer space phenomenon was observed for the first time in Earth’s history. This is just one reason out of many, as to why I am obsessed with space. There is so much that we do not know about the world that lies outside of our own. For this exact reason, I began my pursuit of knowledge. Questions filled my mind; what kind of research efforts are taking place now? How has our understanding of space changed over the years? Perhaps the best question to begin my research was the question at what rate are we making discoveries?
Powering through countless articles to make sure I had the facts straight, I found an author who encompassed everything I had found and wrapped it up concisely. He stated that our current efforts and understanding of space only touch the tip of the iceberg. However, the international community is doing very little to continue future space exploration, and this, “lack of affirmative progress… hinders future space exploration and forestalls economic, technological, and social development,” (Brehm 2015). This is where I started connecting the dots. Originally, I inferred that companies and countries alike would be heavily invested in outer space. Unfortunately, this is not so. Brehm displayed that the international community has been on a downward trend of interest and investment, thus missing potential opportunities to make significant…

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