Learning about our place in the universe • Earth.com

Learning about our place in the universe

11-17-2021

Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes how missions of the past, present and future help us to understand the universe. 

Scientists collect large amounts of data from space missions. By combining various datasets and observations, we can learn how objects in the sky are changing and evolving.

Launched in February of 2020, Solar Orbiter is a mission that will address big questions about our solar system, including how the sun’s magnetic field is generated. 

One of the biggest questions about our universe is how it all began. The James Webb Space Telescope will allow scientists to take a look far into the past, revealing objects as they appeared billions of years ago. 

Video Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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