Energy and Space Essay

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Space is one of the most extreme environments imaginable. Above the insulating atmosphere of the Earth, spacecraft are subjected to extremes of temperature, both hot and cold, and a significantly increased threat of radiation damage. Temperatures in space can range from the extremely cold, hundreds of degrees below freezing, to many hundreds of degrees above, especially if you are near the sun. However, if you’re farther away from the Sun, your spacecraft would need a device to help retain heat inside.

Although there is no air in space, energy is carried by radiation, usually coming from the Sun that causes heating when it is absorbed by spacecraft, planets or other celestial bodies. The spacecraft would need something to ensure that any electronics can work in this radiation.
Meteor showers can also damage spacecraft. The little dust particles that cause us to see shooting stars travel through space at several miles per second and can have the effect of sand blasting large pieces of a spacecraft. Having said that, there are many things that you would need to survive in an environment as extreme as space.

 Space is one of the most extreme environments imaginable. Above the insulating atmosphere of the Earth, spacecraft are subjected to extremes of temperature, both hot and cold, and a significantly increased threat of radiation damage. Temperatures in space can range from the extremely cold, hundreds of degrees below freezing, to many hundreds of degrees above, especially if you are near the sun. However, if you’re farther away from the Sun, your spacecraft would need a device to help retain heat inside.

Although there is no air in space, energy is carried by radiation, usually coming from the Sun that causes heating when it is absorbed by spacecraft, planets or other celestial bodies. The spacecraft would need something to ensure that any electronics can work in this radiation.
Meteor showers can also damage spacecraft. The little dust particles that cause us to see shooting stars travel through space at several miles per second and can have the effect of sand blasting large pieces of a spacecraft. Having said that, there are many things that you would…