Recently, the majority of the news has been about Brexit. Space exploration can affect everyone - especially with recent research into Mars and living there. Have we been talking about it enough?
For example, in 2015, a new planet was found. This was very similar to Earth as it had the same temperature and has a 385 day orbit - only 20 days more. This was a groundbreaking discovery as it could be a future habitat for humans. This would be good as the world is extremely overpopulated at the moment and and with climate change would be a viable option. “Today we’re announcing the discovery of an exoplanet that as far as we can tell is a pretty close cousin of Earth,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “It’s the closest so far.” This shows how important the discovery was. However, when I searched it under "kepler 452b news sites", it only came up with the BBC news website. This shows that space exploration is not publicised enough because it is an extremely revolutionary discovery and everyone needs to know about it.
However, there is also the argument that space distracts from bigger issues. For example, climate change has been a very prominent issue in the news and in general. Climate scientists have said that we only have 20 years before we turn back. It takes roughly seven months to get to mars so ,by the time we have worked out how to get to mars and got there, climate change will have happened and the world we be in chaos.
In conclusion, there are positives and negatives to space being publicised. However, in my opinion, I believe that space should be publicised more.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.