Could there be any other planets that human life could be transported to?

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There is something in the universe called the goldilocks zone and scientists have been trying to find a planet which is in that zone. The goldilocks zone is where a planet is just the right amount away from the sun that it can adapt to life yet no one has found a planet which has those conections to fit the peices together. Scientists have searched and have yet to find a planet which we can transport human life to. Maybe there could be another planet, sitting around in space, waiting for us to inhabit it. Or there could not, what if there's no point in searching for another planet after all. An alien could be real, sure, but they can inhabit extremely harsh areas in my opinion.

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  • Hammond School logo active_poem | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    I think we should there could be more planets that we have not seen be for

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    1. Hammond School logo joyful_imagination | Hammond Junior School E
      active_poem's comment 21 Nov 2019

      I think that you are correct because in the galaxy wave we have not been in it

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    2. Hammond School logo humble_harp | Hammond Junior School E
      active_poem's comment 21 Nov 2019

      You never know if there are more planets in the universe.

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  • Hammond School logo courageous_starfish | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    I think we should explore the goldilocks zone because there's so much we don't know.

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  • Hammond School logo delightful_maths | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    I think that we should explore goldilocks zone because if we cant live on our planet and scientists found a planet that has life we could move there

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  • Hammond School logo jolly_land | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think that is very interesting but has there ever been life found in space. and could any life live on a planet with that is not in the Goldilocks zone. So could there even another planet in the Goldilocks zone and how much money is it costing to keep looking

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  • Hammond School logo genius_chocolate | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I believe that there should be other planets that we could transport people to because if there are other planets in space then Surely they are there for a reason. We could make this happen by using robots to make the planets safe and find the safest planet in the solar system because the earth might run out of space and you could not just ask them
    To move somewhere else. The robots could then bring supplies up so then they can live, we could just make the planet feel a bit more earth like and if we live on a planet then why can’t other people live on different planets not just earth. If it does not work than at least we tried our hardest. It would make a difference because it would make the world more calming and less busy. But in the other hand if we moved people to other planets people could get killed on the way there or injured. Also this could separate family’s from seeing each over because it is not like a rocket could just go in the air when it wants so it would be very hard for people to see family. Therefore maybe we could just try and if it works then you can go but only if you want to, and if it does not work then at least we tried. Thank you your post inspired me a lot.

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I think their isn't another planet that is able to contain the human race.

    Firstly, it is hard to transport all the way to another planet. Mars takes 9 months to get toand Pluto takes 9 years and 6 months so it would be nearly a decade to find a planet that can contain humans and humans live for nearly 100 years. Would you want to travel in a rocket for that long?

    Secondly, there are several conditions needed for humans to live on a planet, there must be air,gravity,oxygen,water and a certain heat for us to live there.

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  • Hammond School logo exuberant_orangutan | Hammond Junior School C
    21 Nov 2019

    There has been evidence that mars could be inhabitable

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  • Hammond School logo loyal_television | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    There may not have been a single alien but I also agree with this

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  • Hammond School logo receptive_road | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    We should explore goldilocks zone because there might be life!

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  • Hillyfield School logo splendid_thought | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    21 Nov 2019

    I suppose there could be for if earth produces gases we can breath with why couldn't other planets produce food water and oxygen.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg comfortable_coyote | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    there could be but you need oxegon✨💛

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg shy_desert | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    I think people who send astronauts should maybe send more astronauts to discover more planets or who ever think there are not more planets maybe you are right because scientists should discover the universe a bit more cause there might be tiny planets but who knows ?

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    1. Hammond School logo loyal_editor | Hammond Junior School E
      shy_desert's comment 23 Nov 2019

      I do not get what you're talking about.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg shy_desert | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    Please comment if you agree or disagree with me 👍

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  • Hammond School logo miraculous_knowledge | Hammond Junior School A
    22 Nov 2019

    At the moment it doesn't look like there is any hope of finding the planet any time soon, but we should not give up. The goldilocks zone could be anywhere but until we have visited other planets such as Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto we will not know how far away the goldilocks planet could be. It could be just on one of those nine planets or it could be a long long way away. I think the before we send anyone up there we should try and pinpoint where exactly the goldilocks zone could be as we wouldn't want to spend all of that money on searching for it and it being in another galaxy. On the other hand it would be really helpful is there was a zone where people could live on another planet as for when the sun explodes we could be prepared by evacuating to that planet. There could or couldn't be another planet where people like us could live on but we will not find out until someone travels to space to look for one, but if were to have to make a decision then I would say that yes there is a goldilocks zone somewhere out there.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      miraculous_knowledge's comment 25 Nov 2019

      A wise suggestion, miraculous_knowledge! Would it be worth the money to investigate these goldilocks zones?

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    24 Nov 2019

    I think there is not a planet out there that can support the human race (that we can get to) because
    All the other planets in our solar system have reasons why they are not inhabitable, anything outside is too far, to put this into perspective, the closest star to us apart from the sun is Proxima Centauri which is 4.24 light years away.
    In addition to this, transport to these hidden worlds would be very costly. At the current moment scientists are looking for potentially habitable planets in case something happens to Earth. The most likely scenario would be climate change, if the Earth's climate goes wild then there could be huge draughts, floods or colossal storms, different industries could crumble, this could effect the economys of countries around the world, infustucture could fall. So I ask: where are we going to find the money and resources to go to another planet. I understand we could prepare now for such a situation but on the other hand we could spend that money on helping the Earth in different ways and stop such happenings from happening. No question, the ability that humans have to reach new height in science and technology is immense and we could, if we try hard, become a space wide civilisation but I think life on Earth is great, I understand that life has its ups and its downs but that's what makes a life. If we reduce our carbon foot print, stop using so much plastic, and reduce deforestation and so much more we can keep living on our beautiful blue planet for years to come.

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo champion_dragonfly | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    25 Nov 2019

    I think that there could be life on another planet that we can move to

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo tenacious_trombone | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    25 Nov 2019

    There could be planets in the universe where life exists.Many astronomers have found earth like planets outside the solar system.Though they are very far away.It would take thousands of years.But there are planets where human life could be transported.Great post though!

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg brave_grape | Noel Park Primary School
    29 Nov 2019

    Possibly, although I’m not convinced. Early in 2014, NASA scientists took a step towards answering this question. On April 17th 2014, NASA officially announced the discovery of Keplar186F, which they decided could be a possible alternative to Earth since it was approximately the same size (10% larger). It is an exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf (our sun is also a red dwarf) in the habitable zone (thankful_banana calls this the goldlocks zone). However, this planet is 492 years away from Earth so, at the present time, only robots can get there. Its distance from the sun also doesn’t guarantee it will be habitable, for reasons such as temperature and whether or not it has an atmosphere which, of course, humans need to enable them to breathe.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      brave_grape's comment 29 Nov 2019

      Good research!

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_blackberry | Noel Park Primary School
    29 Nov 2019

    Interestingly, there are more planets in the milky way alone than there are stars and there are planets orbiting every star, which kind of increases the possibility that there is going to be a planet somewhere out there that is like Earth.

    However, scientists have only just started to discover exoplanets (planets outside our solar system), so it is safe to assume that there is so much more out there in space still left to find. When scientists talk about Earth-like planets (which sound super exciting), they’re actually only talking about the size and the distance from the sun. Much larger planets are unlikely to have a similar composition to Earth (they will probably be gas) and the distance from the sun determines the surface temperature of the planet (if it’s too far away it will be frozen like Neptune and if it’s too close it will be far too hot to support human life). This is why it’s called the goldilocks zone, because it’s not too hot, not too cold but just right like the porridge in goldilocks. The distance from the sun is also important when it comes to the question of liquid water, which is probably essential for life (we know for sure that where there is water, there is life). These things are obviously important but there are many more things that make Earth Earth.

    However, just because scientists have found an ‘Earth-like’ planet, that doesn’t necessarily mean that human life can be transported there. For example, there was a planet that was found in the habitable zone of the red dwarf Proxima Centauri. This red dwarf is a lot smaller than the sun, which means that the planet is a lot closer to it than Earth it to our sun, giving it a year of only 11 days. What this also means is that is also almost certainly tidally locked so that one side always faces the sun (making it very hot) and one side always faces away from the sun (making it very cold). We also don’t know if it has atmosphere at all so, although this is called an ‘Earth-like’ planet, it’s actually nothing at all like Earth and would probably not support human life.

    According to a video I watched, there could be 20 billion Earth-like planets in the milky way alone but for these planets to be habitable for humans they need to have an atmosphere that is conducive to life and at the moment there is no way of finding this out.

    In my opinion, with so many Earth-like planets out there, it seems very likely that at least one of these will have the correct atmosphere for humans so I believe that, somewhere in the universe, there is planet that human life can be transported to. Whether or not we can get there is another question…

    References:
    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170220-the-earth-like-planets-we-have-found-may-not-be-like-earth
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxima_Centauri

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      brilliant_blackberry's comment 29 Nov 2019

      Good research!

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg shy_desert | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    07 Feb 2020

    I think that the people who send astronauts should send more so they can discover the universe a bit more but if you disagree with me then maybe you are correct because they haven't found much yet.👍😊👍😊

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