Survival On The New "Earth" Essay

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The Earth is the lucky third planet from the Sun and the largest of the solar system’s four terrestrial planets. It is the most suitable place for human beings to live because it has adequate sources of everything essential for human beings. Predictions about the end of the world have been denied before. However many people predict that 2012 will be the end of our world. According to Mayan’s calendar, the world will end in the year 2012.Thus is why NASA as the organization that investigates on astronomy tries to find another planet for human beings to live in if the Earth really ends in 2012.From all the perspectives there are a few obstacles that human beings need to overcome in order to live on the new ‘Earth’ which are the preparations for survival on it, existence of other creatures and the adaptations of human towards the planet.
Surviving on the new “Earth” requires a lot of preparations to be done in order to overcome any obstacles. According to “Genetic Engineering,”(n.d.) it would be a big challenge to find a volunteer who are willing to take the risk to travel to the new “Earth”. This is because of the high possibility to be infected by diseases as well as high probability to crash with other elements in space. Oxygen is human being’s basic need. However, excessive oxygen consumed by human beings may lead to oxygen toxicity while lacking of oxygen will result in hypoxia( “Will we live”,n.d.). Besides, there are a lot of elements in space such as meteor and star which are harmful to the human beings. The limitation of transportation technology makes it hard for human beings to travel to the new “Earth”. “Could we survive,”(n.d.) proposes that human beings have to create space ships that eventually multiply the speed of human space travel by 100. So far the fastest speed achieved by astronauts is only 7 miles per second. “Could we survive,”(n.d.) suggests that scientist should develop a research on the invention of space ship that could fuel itself for 5000 years and provide food for its passengers. Thus, human beings should enhance the achievement in science and technology for a better preparation to survive on the Earth-like planet.
On the new “Earth” there are possibilities of other creatures’ existence. This is based on the research proving that other creatures do exist in the Universe. According to (Newitz,2010), some creatures are easier to adapt with the environment where they feel comfortable while human beings still depend on their pesky needs such as oxygen and sugar. Newitz (2010) also states that it is possible to find creatures resemble to ice worms living in the seas of methane on the other planets and Tardigrades who live in hard vacuum can be a proof that there might be other organisms that drifting through space in search of new worlds to thrive on. Another difficulty that we have to face is the compatibility of human beings to live with other creatures that exist on the Earth-like planet. The other creatures may be...

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