Cosmic Warfare

Following is about Space around our globe. Same kind of comment can be applied to all Cosmic Matter. How though?

The Outer Space Treaty represented a recognition that no one can own space because once you reach orbit, you circle the globe every 90 minutes, so international boundaries disappear. That’s why it should be a place of cooperation rather than conflict. Unfortunately, space is also a place of high strategic value from a military point of view, which is why talk of space as a “war-fighting domain” is disturbing and violates the spirit of the agreement signed more than 50 years ago.

May common sense, and the spirit of that treaty prevail. (Extract from comment by Bob McDonald of CBC).

Milky Way

Our Sun (a star) and all the planets around it are part of a galaxy known as the Milky Way Galaxy. A galaxy is a large group of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Milky Way is a large barred spiral galaxy. All the stars we see in the night sky are in our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our galaxy is called the Milky Way because it appears as a milky band of light in the sky when you see it in a really dark area. See :NASA on the Milky Way Galaxy.

Our Universe, & there may be more, is Cosmic Matter. Hey, we’re at home.

Life/Non-Life Defined. Simply?

Life is the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. Non-Life is all the rest

Simple isn’t it except that is for Planet Earth.

Simple isn’t it except that we hear that life on Planet Earth is heading smack into a sixth extinction since the planet was formed.

Simple isn’t it except that this time some of us humans who are very clever hope to avoid another extinction with the advances they have made.

Simple isn’t it except that humans in general have put us all into a pickle with overgrowth, over use of unsustainable use of natural resources etc. negating the good things the clever humans have given.

Perhaps if we get into listening & acting at once & with vigor we can continue & prosper as well. I do hope so for the sake of our offspring. Let’s try.

Simple isn’t it except that one minor planet energised by a minor star that in part of a minor galaxy contains so much that is life,  a planet where I want life including that of my family to continue unabated. That planet is Planet Earth. There I find life very complicated.

 

This Universe

Our universe contains an amazing array of celestial objects, sometimes referred to as celestial bodies or astronomical objects. Though most of the observable cosmos is composed of empty space, this cold, dark void that is sparsely populated by a number of astronomical objects that range from the common to the bizarre. Known collectively by astronomers as celestial objects, celestial bodies, astronomical objects, and astronomical bodies, they are the stuff that fills the empty space of the universe. Most of us are familiar with the stars, planets, and moons. But beyond these everyday celestial objects, lies an amazing collection of other wondrous sights. There are colorful nebulae, delicate star clusters, and massive galaxies. Pulsars and quasars add to the mystery, while black holes swallow up every bit of matter that comes too close. And now, the search is on to identify the mysterious, invisible objects known as dark matter. Join Sea and Sky for an intriguing journey as we discover these amazing celestial objects. Click here for a list of credits & sources.

See: The Universe from the big bang to today (space.com)

Cosmic Matter-The Unending Journey

The cosmos to me is the entirety of space. Where & how & if it ends I, as a human, don’t expect to know. What I have learned to know is that there is at least the universe we are in and that it contains many galaxies with many stars in a galaxy. I regularly hear of new discoveries about the cosmos but with each discovery there comes a new question.

I conclude that humans are unlikely, & probably unable, to ever know everything about the whole cosmos. That when humans make one discovery it always points to another we have yet to make.

Space in this universe is populated by an amazing assortment of incredible objects. These objects create an orderly, harmonious system. Close to home, our Solar System consists of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets that circle a central star in an orbital dance that has been going on for billions of years. As we move farther away into deep space, we encounter exotic objects with bizarre properties. Pulsars and Quasars shine with the energy of millions of stars. Neutron stars and black holes distort the very reality of space time itself. And somewhere out there, a mysterious substance known as dark matter composes as much as 90% of the known universe.

Our universe contains an amazing array of celestial objects, sometimes referred to as celestial bodies or astronomical objects. Though most of the observable cosmos is composed of empty space, this cold, dark void that is sparsely populated by a number of astronomical objects that range from the common to the bizarre. Known collectively by astronomers as celestial objects, celestial bodies, astronomical objects, and astronomical bodies, they are the stuff that fills the empty space of the universe. Most of us are familiar with the stars, planets, and moons. But beyond these everyday celestial objects, lies an amazing collection of other wondrous sights. There are colorful nebulae, delicate star clusters, and massive galaxies. Pulsars and quasars add to the mystery, while black holes swallow up every bit of matter that comes too close. And now, the search is on to identify the mysterious, invisible objects known as dark matter. Join Sea and Sky website for an intriguing journey as we discover these amazing celestial objects. Click here for a list of credits & sources.

See: SeaSky Organisation Website