The Discovery Of The Earth Essay

1269 Words Nov 10th, 2015 6 Pages
When somebody says the world “alien” what do you think of? Do you think of something foreign such as an illegal alien, someone who has entered a country or land without permission from the governing body? Or do you think of an extra-terrestrial being, such as an intelligent lifeform from space? As of right now, the only aliens we know about, are ourselves. We have set foot on the Moon, and we’ve sent probes to almost every planet in our system. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the colonization of other planets such as Mars, and in doing so we become Illegal Aliens, unless we first colonize the Moon. The closest celestial body in the solar system to us, is the Moon, in fact, it’s our only natural satellite. Because the Moon orbits Earth, it’s considered to be owned by the entirety of the human race. On top of that, it’s believed that the Moon actually is a result of Earth colliding with another planet, in the early days of our Solar System. Colonizing the Moon, wouldn’t technically classify us as ‘Aliens’, since it used to be part of the planet that we inhabit. But there is something much more important, safety. Whenever we send an Astronaut up into space, we spend millions of dollars to ensure their safety, and deciding on what celestial body we travel to next, can be the difference between life and death, especially when you talk about how long it takes us to get from Earth, to the colony.
In the days of the Apollo Missions, it took us about three days to get…

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