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If someone asks you, is the earth big? What would you say? For people living on the earth, the earth is vast. If it was in ancient times, people would reply that the earth is so big that it has no limits. But when we walk out of the earth and stand in space to see the earth, you will not say that the earth is very big, but that the earth is so small that we can’t imagine.
This is the vastness of the universe. Only when you step out of the earth and stand in the view of the universe, can you really realize the vastness of the universe. Human beings are really nothing in front of the universe. As a result, when human beings walk out of the earth, they have an endless interest in exploring the universe. Although we really want to explore all of the universe, human science and technology is still very backward, and the areas we can really explore are limited to the solar system.
Even within the scope of the solar system, human knowledge of it is very limited. Mars should be the one that we know the most about the celestial bodies in the solar system. After billions of years of exploration by scientists and dozens of probes, we know a lot about Mars. However, there are still many unsolved mysteries about Mars, such as whether there is groundwater on Mars and whether there is life on Mars And so on.
If you want to ask which area of the solar system is the most mysterious, I believe many people will answer: the edge of the solar system. Yes, the mysterious edge of the solar system has always been a blind spot for scientists to explore. Because it is far away from the sun and the light is very dark, it is difficult for our telescopes to really see through the edge of the solar system, and we can find a very limited number of asteroids.
To explore the edge of the solar system, scientists launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft half a century ago. Although their main task is to explore the extraterrestrial civilization, their goal is to move beyond the solar system, so they will inevitably pass through the edge of the solar system. Through them, we can understand some real situations of the edge of the solar system.
Today, Voyager 2 is about 18 billion kilometers away from the earth. It has flown out of the top of the heliosphere and entered interstellar space. At this position, the probe has found a huge pink object with a diameter of 500 kilometers, belonging to a dwarf planet. This is the farthest object that scientists have observed in the solar system, and its biggest feature is that its color is pink.
Scientists believe that the reason why the dwarf planet appears pink may be related to its ice rich material. Of course, the specific situation needs to be carefully observed by new detectors in the future. We know very little about this beautiful pink celestial body. Voyager 2 is just a passer-by and will not stop to observe it in detail.
According to preliminary data, it will take 1000 years for this pink dwarf planet to circle the sun. Now that we know the location of the pink asteroid, we believe that in the future scientists will send new probes to carry out detailed exploration. After all, a pink dwarf planet is so unique that we still know nothing about it. Maybe we can find different mysteries in it.
Exploring the edge of the solar system may become an important task for human beings in the future. As long as the speed of human spaceships can get a qualitative breakthrough and it becomes very easy to travel between the earth and the edge of the solar system, the plan to explore the edge of the solar system will also be launched. At that time, we will find more interesting objects in the edge of the solar system, and even the ninth largest object that may exist Planets.
Of course, there is a more important goal for humans to explore the edge of the solar system, which is to mine the asteroids here. We should know that with the rapid development of human science and technology, the earth’s resources are also rapidly consumed, and the earth will soon face the problem of resource depletion. When the earth’s resources are not available, human beings must exploit space resources if they want to develop, and the places with the most space resources are those asteroids.
If you want to ask the solar system where the most asteroids, I believe many people will answer: the edge of the solar system. Yes, there is a Kuiper belt on the edge of the solar system. It forms around the solar system, like a ring of galaxies. The number of asteroids here is too large to be estimated, and it is an important resource mining base for human beings in the future.
It is believed that in the near future, a large number of human mining spaceships will go to the Kuiper belt for resource exploitation, and this area will also become an important gathering place for human beings and a very busy area in the solar system. We ordinary people can also travel here, even work and live. The edge of the future solar system will not only be an asteroid mining base, but also an important place for human beings to live and live.
Many people may say that the edge of the solar system is so cold, how to survive? In fact, this is not a matter for future science and technology at all. When mankind has mastered controllable nuclear fusion technology, temperature will no longer be a problem. We can build a huge space city on the edge of the solar system. People live in the space city and fully simulate the ecological environment of the earth.
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