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09/07/2046 On Space
We did it! We could see our blue planet from the outside space now. The earth is …incredible…I don’t know how to praise my planet. Oh, I have mission to do…

09/08/2046 On Space
We are good now. Daniel went to check the telescopes. There are several reasons that why the astronomers and the scientist chose the far side of moon to place radio telescopes. It is predicted that on the far side of the moon, there will be extremely high concentration of helium-3 because the solar wind, the stream continuously flows come from the Sun with the speed of 400 km/s, containing lots of plasma, electrons, protons and charged particles, was stopped by the Earth’ magnetic shield [14]. Therefore, it naturally forms a perfect surrounding
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The most difficult one is that we really need to protect the equipment away from the solar flare. We consider them as most dangerous because of the nature in which they occur. Whenever magnetic energy that has been built in the solar atmosphere is released, this results to emission of radiation. The radiations are known to be hazardous because they might contain x-rays and gamma rays especially at the short wavelength end, releasing energy as high as 1027 ergs/s [15]. The research that has been conducted since the first solar flare was recorded in the astronomical literature in 1859, proves that the amount of energy released in case the event occurs is equivalent to over millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs placed in one region and explode at the same time [15]. In fact, we do not only fear for the destruction of the equipment’s but also the health risk that anyone us is likely to be exposed to. Solar flares can be more hazardous and hence we need to understand how they can be detected. Though they are somehow visible in the white light, within the ultraviolet and x-rays emissions, they become more …show more content…
Due to the gaps that form after the break, the sun’s plasma is no longer held on the surface. Within a short period, the plasmas explode to form a coronal mass ejection (CME). For CME to detach itself completely from the sun, it can take several hours [17]. Once it detaches, it can move with speeds of up to 7 million miles per hour. Just like with solar flares, if the CME’s are aimed at the earth’s direction, the particles take around eight minutes to reach earth. The presence of solar wind creates a cloud, similar to a current on a boat, which makes the CME to experience the drag due to the wind, and hence they slow down making them to take between one to five days to travel the earth’s distance. CME’s are mentioned as some of the most dangerous events in the solar system, this is because it is hard to tell when the event will occur and also predict the damage that the event will cause. This means that as a team, we will have to explore the areas that have some characteristics that shows the possible occurrence of CME’s. As Redd argues, a single event of CME can last for just few minutes and cause major destructions to the surrounding environment

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