Originally Posted by dedebird
i really don't belive in this sorta stuff I think they are just wasting billions of dollars sending little space ships to space when they normally find nothing I bet we will never hear about this again or if we do its a oops sorry we messed up again
You don't believe
in space exploration and learning more about the universe, our galaxy, and our solar system?
So we should just remain ignorant savages and hope
that something cataclysmic doesn't happen, instead of being preemptive and maybe averting a catastrophe before it occurs?
I don't think scientists have ever found 'nothing'. They've discovered many things. They might not be interesting to you, but they're certainly interesting to many others who understand why space exploration is necessary.
Earth will not last forever, even if humanity starts doing everything right. Our sun is going to die at some point, and Earth will be destroyed during its dying process even if life isn't
wiped out by another asteroid strike or the super volcanoes under our feet.
If humanity is going to survive the death of Earth, we'll need to find habitable planets. The only way to do this is to further space exploration and increase our intelligence and awareness of the universe.
The universe is a vast and hostile place. We cannot hope to survive by luck alone. Luck sure didn't work for the dinosaurs, and Earth will have a near miss in the next couple of years with another asteroid of the same proportions that wiped out most life 65 million years ago.
Scientists learned quite a bit about how asteroids and planetary gravity work, by observing the Shumaker-Levy asteroid and its impact on Jupiter.
I love space and astronomy, and if I were smarter I'd have loved to have been an astronomist.
To say that we're 'wasting' money by exploring space, and that scientists have 'found nothing' is so far wrong as to be completely ludicrous.