It more important to make discoveries on Earth or in space?

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Is it more important to make discoveries on Earth or in space?

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    29 Oct 2019

    In my opinion, we should explore both, as we are in a climate crisis and we perhaps might need a backup planet yet again that would cost millions .

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    1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      persistent_effort's comment 07 Nov 2019

      Second of all we haven't even finished exploring our own planet yet again, he we are thinking that we should explore space

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_petal | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    29 Oct 2019

    We should DEFINITELY use the money on saving the Earth because we are suffering from many things that we did ourselves such as pollution, climate change and the species like turtles getting into danger. If we love our planet-- our home-- we would use the money for the sake of it.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg best_lion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    29 Oct 2019

    I believe that it is more essential to make discoveries on Earth because it is important to know what is going on around us. Keeping safe is one of the important elements in life. In addition to this, our planet is suffering from climate change and pollution that is produced by vehicles,factories and plastic pollution. The money that is used in space exploration should be used for charities,homeless pupils,foster care,nursing homes and finally hospitals.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg lively_thought | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    29 Oct 2019

    I think it's more important to make discoveries on earth than in space because if we spend a lot of money on a space mission you don't even know if the person you sent is going to make it out alive or not but if you spend that money on a mission on Earth it will be more worth it since the person you sent will have a better of surviving.

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

    I thought about this and wondering if there was any way of combining the two things. Are there any discoveries that can both benefit humans on earth as well as being used in space?

    My research took me to an article on breakthroughs in medicine that came from NASA. The LVAD for example, an artificial pump that can be used to support the hearts of patients waiting for a heart transplant, is in fact based on a space shuttle’s fuel pump and was developed by engineers at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston alongside a doctor. Another example I found was a light technology that has been trialled to reduce the pain of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer patients. The development of this technology was originally funded by NASA and was aimed at being used in plant experiments on space shuttles. Lastly, the MRI, a machine that has become essential in diagnostics in hospitals, although not developed by NASA itself was based on digital image processing to enhance pictures of the moon.

    So in answer to the question: it more important to make discoveries on Earth or in space- my opinion is that both are equally important and, in fact, can benefit and support each other.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      brilliant_blackberry's comment 29 Oct 2019

      Excellent research that shows great open-mindedness! Well done.

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    2. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_clarinet | Boutcher C of E Primary School
      brilliant_blackberry's comment 29 Oct 2019

      I agree they are both very important but I think we should discover a lot more about Earth before we learn more about space

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_clarinet | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    29 Oct 2019

    Well at the moment we should be dealing with our own problems and learning more about Earth before we learn more about space because of recent and current situations such as Climate change and the Hong Kong crisis

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_raccoon | New Horizons Children's Academy
    29 Oct 2019

    Like what persistent_effort had said I agree too because we need to see what is happening to the Earth and the moon because there might be more things to explore in Earth and moon.

    I think we need to explore the Earth because of climate change, we need to save the environment and protect the Earth because we live on it and we need to repay it back. Also, something massive will happen in the future so that is why we need to explore Earth.
    (Explore Earth a little more).

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  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_signature | Phoenix Primary School
    29 Oct 2019

    I believe that it is equally important to do research on both earth and space.Whereas i also think that Researching on Earth is quite more important since We are Living on earth and We could maybe find something that will benefit ourselves as a human in general and we even may find something that will help us with our space discoveries.Humans have discovered,researched and found many extraordinary things in our lifetime like;A comet landed on earth worth thousands,The Egyptian Pyramids founded and lots more.On the other hand,Space Discoveries could lead to even more extraordinary finds that might not be for use but could help NASA and other Space Companies with discovering more about space like Exoplanets,Stars and comets and even more planets.I cannot decide which is more important since they're both something that could change our lifes but i definetly know they're both important.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg meticulous_octopus | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    30 Oct 2019

    Personally i think that we should focus on earth because its where we all live and its what we depend on but space is very important because if we dont take care of the outer atmosphere we could damage different stars like the sun and we wouldn't be here the sun is a source of life

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  • Preston Manor School independent_elderberry | Preston Manor School
    30 Oct 2019

    I think that both should be explored, but the Earth is our main priority, due to global warming.While space is important, we must turn to saving the world, not having fun exploring.

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  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg reserved_context | Crampton Primary School
    30 Oct 2019

    Should we keep researching about space?
    In my opinion, i beilve we should stop researching about space for know.Apparent studies have shown We know more about the far side of the moon than the deepest regions of the oceans here on earth.
    Pollution
    During are session, one of my classmates had discussed how when rockets take of the pollution that goes up into the air. One article reveals 500 -700 tons of carbon dioxide is produce when a rocket launches , that can carry a car for more than a year.
    Why stop?
    I think we should stop because the amount on money we spend on resources to go to outer space can be used for a better purpose on earth. Since its inception, the United States has spent $601.31 billion (in nominal dollars) on NASA. When adjusted for inflation the cumulative figure is $1.32 trillion, an average of $22.03 billion per year over its entire history. History of NASA's annual budget (millions of US dollars).The money that has been spent on NASA [National Aeronautics and Space Administration] can be used for ,more trees, better education for children and medicine.
    Why research more?
    We should research more because our world is fading away which is a major aspect of current climate change, and has been demonstrated by direct temperature measurements and by measurements of various effects of the warming. And if are planet gets destroyed we will need a plant b -Mars- . And researching now will enable us to get more information about where in outer space we can live in the future.

    What do you think? Should we continue researching?
    References
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/budget_of_nasa
    www.quora.com/Is-it-true-that-we-know-more-about-space-than-our-oceans-If-so-why

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg quickwitted_hurricane | Graveney School
    30 Oct 2019

    I believe we should use the money we would use for space exploration to deal with the current climate crisis. if we can save our planet then maybe we could think of exploring space further. although this is a very arguable question, as we could benefit from both earth exploration and space exploration, I believe should try to focus on what we don't know about where we live and then start exploring further into the atmosphere.

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    1. Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg skillful_passionfruit | Graveney School
      quickwitted_hurricane's comment 30 Oct 2019

      I agree with you hurricane as we need to deal with our own, more pressing problems. It is our fault that there's so much plastic in the ocean, and climate change, so I think we should "bring ourselves back down to Earth" and focus on what's already in front of us. Also, there are many people living in poverty, and are homeless around the world, so I think we should deal with this first, and when most of them have a home and are doing okay, then I thing we should give this space exploration thing a shot.

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      1. St Marys Whitstable logo cheerful_significance | St Mary's Catholic Primary School A
        skillful_passionfruit's comment 02 Nov 2019

        I agree but people are saying that the climate crisis is so bad we might need to find a backup planet so it would be good to explore space so we can see if there are any options

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    31 Oct 2019

    I think we should mainly research Earth instead of space because Earth is the planet we live on and we need to know more about it for now considering all the problems - e.g. climate change - which we are facing on Earth. Also, space is massive and potentially infinite which means if we are researching space we need to look in a specific place which could be hard. However, we need to look to space because WHEN Earth becomes too hot and we can't live there anymore we need to look to other planets we can live on, e.g. Mars, and we have to look to space to do that. In conclusion, we should research Earth more.

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  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg marvellous_tamarind | Phoenix Primary School
    31 Oct 2019

    I think that it not important to discover things on Earth because we now less things about space than Earth.

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo cheerful_significance | St Mary's Catholic Primary School A
    02 Nov 2019

    At first I thought definitely earth but then if we do need a backup planet we would need to explore space to see if there are any options.

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo cheerful_significance | St Mary's Catholic Primary School A
    02 Nov 2019

    I think that lively thought has a good point but there are things on earth which can easily kill you too.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_shark | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    03 Nov 2019

    I think we should explore both, but if I had to chose one, I would choose space because as we are in the solar system and orbit around the sun, because of pollution our ozone layer is being damaged so more of the sun's heat gets into the earth. This is why global warming and climate change is happening. We should explore space because it has all the answers and we can learn to cure new illnesses and learn more about how the human body changes in space. We can learn how to stop global warming and climate change to protect other children's futures.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      impartial_shark's comment 04 Nov 2019

      You say space has all the answers - do we think that is completely true?

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg strong_tomato | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    03 Nov 2019

    I think both because Earth (our world) never ceases to amaze us which means that our world is full of surprises .Mars is absolutely extraordinary because some people say it's hot by the looks of it though it is very chilly there so that's why there is robot (s) over there. So I could say that both are amazing to explore!

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    04 Nov 2019

    In my opinion, I think it is better to look out into space rather than Earth because we could find a bigger and healthier planet to live on. For example, Astronomers found and exlplanet that has some water. In it and is twice the size bigger than Earth! Not only that, but it is extremely far from the sun, meaning we would not have to worry about global warming anymore. And many of them are outside our solar system so we would not have to worry about planetary climate change. But then again, it was Earth that did provide us a large fraction of things we have and need now. However, there is a infinite share of space for us and who knows? We might find the cure to cancer.

    Overall, we should carry out more detailed experiments on space. But not to harm them, just to have a larger idea of what's inside it.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 04 Nov 2019

      Do you think this could risk us 'giving up' on our current planet?

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 04 Nov 2019

        Well, we would be putting it in peace if we left it. Meaning, it could be a spare if any havoc occurs on our new planet. Like other planets, scientists could always come back and check if Earth will be safe to inhabit again.
        I hope this answers your question, Tom.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg talented_cookie | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    04 Nov 2019

    I think that we need to carry on exploring Earth more and this is why. We have found out about more of the moon than our oceans or deep areas around the world. To be informed by some facts, this might be true that it might take us about 1000 years of exploration to search around the oceans and find out more about the deep since we have been searching and exploring the moon for around many years or even thousands and we know many things about it but Earth has more to see. There can be new creatures to explore from the underworld that we haven't yet discovered throughout the years. There could be ancient things that were sunken that we haven't found yet. Did you know that we now more about Mars than the Earth? That means that we don't know very much about our planet Earth so we need to find out more. Our Earth is also suffering from climate change and pollution so we need more information to save our Earth and inform us more about it. There could be worse things that nobody has discovered that is bad and we don't know about it. We live on this Earth and it's shocking that we don't know very much about it and we just explore different planets that we could explore and learn more if we have nearly everything discovered here. Our knowledge needs more about the world.

    To support my opinion, I searched up this website to see other people's opinions.
    www.quora.com/Is-it-true-that-we-know-more-about-space-than-our-oceans-If-so-why

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      talented_cookie's comment 04 Nov 2019

      Good reasoning, talented_cookie! Do you think we will ever know everything there is to know about our world?

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      1. Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg talented_cookie | Birchwood C of E Primary School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 04 Nov 2019

        I think that we will someday find out everything about the world but if many people work together as a whole group, I'm sure that the process would be way faster but it might take at least a few years or thousands as it was for the process to find out everything about the moon that we know so far. If everyone comes together and looks over our Earth then we would probably find out way more things that could add more into our knowledge about our world.

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  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg inspired_petal | Crampton Primary School
    04 Nov 2019

    I think both!
    Earth: Earth because it is really good to know about the planet we live on.It will help our education and so...
    Space: Space because in the future,our planet may die out and if we know a planet in the future that's suitable for us, there could be a planet number two! It'll be good for education, scientists...

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_atom | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    05 Nov 2019

    I think we should carry on exploring Earth before we think about exploring space.Here are my reasons.
    My first reason is that it costs a lot of money to get to space people spend at least $2 billion per year on a project to get to space.I think before wasting money on to go and discover things is space,we should spend that money on helping our problems like pollution and climate change.My second reason is that most of our earth has not been discovered.The ocean is one of these places. It covers more than 70% of Earth's surface, and it contains many types of ecosystems. We know a lot about some of these ecosystems, like the mangrove and kelp forests that surround our coastlines, and the polar seas at the North and South Poles. But we still have much to learn about remote and mysterious places like the deep sea.My final reason is that space is a lot bigger than the Earth approximately about 93 billion light years in diameter.So if people concentrate on exploring space they would probably forget about Earth and those discoveries wont be made.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      buzzing_atom's comment 05 Nov 2019

      I like how you've laid out your reasons here, buzzing_atom, and organised them effectively too, by saying 'my first...' 'my second...' etc.

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg lovable_writer | Graveney School
    06 Nov 2019

    I think we should concentrate predominantly on discovering new places on Earth for three reasons:
    1) We can discover amazing new places on Earth without even a fraction of the horrific emissions that result from space missions.
    2) Many people argue that it is necessary to explore space because of the climate crisis and the 'need for a backup planet' but I think we should concentrate our efforts on conserving the wonderful planet that we already have right in front of us.
    3) We actually know more about the surface of Mars than we know about the deepest seabeds of the oceans so we should discover the unknown on our own planets before interrupting the environmentally-serene planets elsewhere.

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_penguin | Graveney School
    06 Nov 2019

    Personally, I think at the moment it is more important to be investigating and making discoveries in Earth rather than in space because our planet is in danger and needs our help most critically. Space may be our last option when all is lost but until then we must strive to save our own as we owe it so much. This is however certainly something to be sceptical about because finding life forms in space could potentially help if the Earth is ever destroyed and we need all the information we can get.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      inspiring_penguin's comment 06 Nov 2019

      An open-minded response, inspiring_penguin!

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg happy_sparrow | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    06 Nov 2019

    My full opinion is that we should be focusing more on Earth since we should know more about the most important which of course is where we live because we should start small and cover the basics before we start to get complicated (like in space). I think it's important because maybe Earth can come in handy when we explores space like maybe comparing different rocks or maybe the size of the planet and species of life that we could possibly find out there. And maybe space can come in handy when we think about how to solve common problems on our Earth like rubbish been dumped in the ocean. What I mean is instead of damaging our Earth even more we could throw it out into space because space can go on forever. The only problem is what if the gravitational pull on Earth could cause the rubbish to fall back down not to mention it can hurt somebody and damage property. There is however a simple solution: dump it as faraway as possible. Then we can only hope.

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  • The Sherwood School grateful_crab | The Sherwood School
    07 Nov 2019

    We havent even explored our own worldfully yet, there are still many things for us to learn about and there are other mysteries such as the Bermuda triangle and other unique phenomenons of nature. Although space exploration started in 1957 it is still important to keep investigating and learning about our own world as well as the mysterious galaxies and space all around us.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School eloquent_grasshopper | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    08 Nov 2019

    I think both our important to explore Earth because it is our planet and what if somewhere deep underground or somewhere on earth there is something special which solves a lot of problems for us and that can be the same for space. Plus we might need a back up planet for the future if sadly the climate problem doesn't get better but it would the biggest job ever getting millions of humans into little rockets which only holds up to about 3 people. What if it doesn't turn out well and they don't make it??

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo lovely_construction | St Mary's Catholic Primary School A
    09 Nov 2019

    I think it is very important to explore Space as we are polluting the earth and its beauty; in a few decades we could completely destroy our planet and it might not be safe to live on. We- our race of humans- could wipe out a planet and we are the most dangerous animals ; not just to other animals but to our world and where we live.

    However, I also think we should definitely explore the places on earth not yet explored. If something like what I said before were to happen then it would come in handy to have some sort of place we have made secure and safe for us to live in. I love our planet, I think we all should.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      lovely_construction's comment 11 Nov 2019

      I like how you've looked at this from an open-minded perspective, lovely_construction - by exploring both sides of the argument.

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg original_squid | Allerton High School
    09 Nov 2019

    personally i think exploring both earth and space are equally important because theres still so much more on earth for us to discover however up in space there is still just as much maybe more things to discover and going up to space and finding out more about it would give future generations a better understanding of space and it would give us a better education maybe

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      original_squid's comment 11 Nov 2019

      This is an open-minded answer, original_squid. You might want to take a look at this week's competition which asks for answers like this!

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  • The Sherwood School curious_speech | The Sherwood School
    09 Nov 2019

    Well Ithink making more discovery in space would be better because we can find facts about space and the great futures

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo dedicated_strawberry | St Mary's Catholic Primary School B
    09 Nov 2019

    I think we should explore both because in space we have to know what's coming next or is there danger. But I also think earth because are climate crisis is so bad that we have to start focusing on that as well.

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo amicable_cello | St Mary's Catholic Primary School B
    09 Nov 2019

    I think that it is better to explore earth because that is the planet that we are living on right now and it is crazy that we know more about the surface of the moon then the bottom of the ocean ! Also if we put more money to researching earth then we may find out things that could change how we live and the quality of our earth. If we dedicate our research to earth then we could maybe find a replacement for plastic of a solution to climate change.
    Also I agree with cheerful_significance ; we should find a backup if earth one day is inhabitable to humans.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      amicable_cello's comment 11 Nov 2019

      Well done for backing up your opinion with some clear reasons, amicable_cello.

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo dedicated_strawberry | St Mary's Catholic Primary School B
    10 Nov 2019

    I think we should discover both because the earth is having a climate change and if it gets hotter and hotter then will we not live. But we could change that if we all stop. Also it’s important to explore space because if we don’t discover new things in space then all of us could be in danger. Also there can be exciting things like discovering a new planet but we need to know about the dangers and the good things.

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  • Highdown-logo-250x250.jpg steady_harmonica | Highdown School
    11 Nov 2019

    It's more important to try and find more discoveries on Earth, especially because as our planet grows closer to the possibility of another mass extinction, we need to find ways to increase the biodiversity of our planet. We have many issues here on Earth that need discoveries in order to develop their solutions, such as antibiotic-resistant bacterias that we need to discover new phages in order to treat fatal bacterial infections. Earth should be prioritised over space especially because as we develop our technology it could help us to ensure that space colonising would be safe and successful.

    However, developing space colonies could be more important because we make discoveries there they could help us here. Space and other planets could potentially have unknown elements and bacterias that could help Earth solve some of its issues.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      steady_harmonica's comment 11 Nov 2019

      Do you think looking at space exploration might cause some people to 'give up' on Earth?

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo cheerful_temperature | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    11 Nov 2019

    In my opinion we should explore space because it's a foreign place that we don't know much about like is Mars a habitat to some kind of alien. However there could be places on earth that we have only caught glimpses of or underground caves that could hold millions of secrets.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg focused_hurricane | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    11 Nov 2019

    i think space because if were on earth you dont know if what happens in space like if something happens in space we wouldnt know if it would effect us on earth.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg enchanted_dragonfruit | Noel Park Primary School
    12 Nov 2019

    I think we should discover things in space because in the past few years we have discovered a lot of new things from space like; wireless headphones,trainers and etc: but if we continue exploring space we might be able to find new things that could help us with saving the earth and maybe if we discover something new in space it could help us stop a disease.
    I also think we should make some more discoveries on Earth because so far we have found so many new stuff but the more do research about Earth and discover things it could help us stop pollution in the world and climate change or even some diseases.
    Also for discovering space we can find out if it is possible to put humans into other planets or in a couple of 20 years if we discover more about space we might be able to start the colony on Mars.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      enchanted_dragonfruit's comment 12 Nov 2019

      Well done for learning so much during your sessions! Would there be any kind of research of discoveries in space that you don't think are worth making? Do you think any of it is a waste of time/money?

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  • Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
    12 Nov 2019

    I think it is more important to make discoveries in space, as lots of answers to our planet's problems could be found outside our home. See my post: 'SPACE EXPLORATION COULD HELP FIX PROBLEMS ON OUR PLANET.'

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  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg funny_power | Weston Favell Academy
    12 Nov 2019

    I have found this thinking question really challenging because I think that both they are both important places to make discoveries.
    I think it is important to make discoveries in space because the earth will not always be here and we need to find a different planet that will have all our needs like water and oxygen etc. Without a trip to space we would not have the fast communication we have through satellites that were discovered because of space travel.
    I think it is important to make discoveries on earth because we have discovered medicines that have been saving thousands of lives and we need to discover more to continue to save thousands of lives.
    As you can see both of these discoveries are equally vital and I find it imposable to make a choice over which one is the most important.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      funny_power's comment 12 Nov 2019

      This can be a very hard one to answer, funny_power. Do you think one kind of discovery will lead to the other?

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo eager_tiger | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    12 Nov 2019

    I think that it is just as equal to discover more about earth and space.Earth is the planet we live on and there is more to discover that we don't know about.Space is the same. Even though we don't live in space there are some planets, exoplanets and lots more yet to discover about space that no one knows about.If Earth runs out of the vital things we need on it such as trees,the ocean,food we need another planet to go to to keep the human race alive.The Earth and Space are equally important to learn more things about them.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg funny_camel | Noel Park Primary School
    12 Nov 2019

    I think we should explore Earth because we live here and we could find a solution to climate change. On the other we need to explore space because if are planet is destroyed by climate change we would need a backup planet that we could live on.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg lucky_leaves | Upton Cross Primary School A
    12 Nov 2019

    I think it is more important to make discoveries on EARTH. Because earth is our planet where we live, so it is always going to be to our advantage if we are always finding new ways and new things to improve our planet for an easier and better life. By finding new discoveries on earth, you never know what other unthinkable options and possibilities we may find, such as, aliens and portals to another world..

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School A
    12 Nov 2019

    For me you should explore both because you can explore space aswell since you already live on Earth but you still can explore more about the Earth.

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    1. Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg lovable_writer | Graveney School
      compassionate_seal's comment 13 Nov 2019

      compassionate_seal, I disagree with you because I believe that it is infinitely more important to explore the Earth because it needs our attention. I think that space is a fascinating, unexplored place, just like nearly everyone I have ever met. However, I think that is even more of a reason that we shouldn't explore earth at least at this moment in time. Just think: Earth is beautiful, precious, being polluted and all around us. Space is huge, dangerous, expensive and travel there is costing our planet as well as its citizens. We need to concentrate on saving the planet that is DEFINITELY in front of us and DEFINITELY possible to save, rather than space which is uncertain and probably fruitless. Many people believe that we should search space for a habitable planet. I do not think this is a logical or plausible argument. a) The chances of stumbling upon an amazing planet that we can all live on are, although wonderful, tiny and b) what are the logistics of 7 billion people going into space?

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        lovable_writer's comment 13 Nov 2019

        Have you heard the astronaut Chris Hadfield's response to this? Check out his videos - do you agree or disagree with him?

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      2. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School A
        lovable_writer's comment 13 Nov 2019

        THANKS!!!that actually really helped me and thank you for your opinion now I think I agree with you.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School A
    12 Nov 2019

    You should make discoveries because than you can gain a lot of knowledge about space.If I were an astranaut i'd identify the material of the planet an then discover the planet.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_shark | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    13 Nov 2019

    I think we should explore earth because our world is the one in crisis and we need to do all we can to help it so the more exploring we do here, the more ways we can learn to save our earth and restore it back to its ways.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_meerkat | Michael Faraday School
    13 Nov 2019

    I'm not sure because if we make discoveries on earth then we can use more of those discoveries which will be useful for us humans

    However if we make space discoveries we can find out more space objects which also is useful. Also we can find a way to live on Mars
    Which might be good for us

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    14 Nov 2019

    I think it is more important to make discoveries on Earth than in Space. I think we should still explore Space, it is just that as we live on Earth, we should make more discoveries on it. I also feel like we know more about Space than we know about are planet; which in a way is good because we know more about our surroundings but I think we should explore Earth more.
    We should also explore Earth more because Scientists are now finding- hopefully- cures to Cancer in the Amazon rainforest- which is a huge part of our Earth because it produces 20% of our oxygen (other than the continuous deforestation). And on the subject of Mars habitation, I do not want to risk my planet but also, if we know more about Space, we could find more ways to live on Mars. I think my strongest reasons would be that it is the planet we live on and that we should also explore Earth more because Scientists are now finding cures to diseases on our planet.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      spirited_insect's comment 15 Nov 2019

      Can you tell us more about your point on discoveries in the rainforest - where did you come across this information?

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