The Impact of Space Science
Large parts of the surface of the earth and its atmosphere can be observed and monitored simultaneously.
The surroundings of the earth, the moon and the planets can be investigated directly by measuring instruments.
The electromagnetic and the corpuscular radiation approaching the earth can be observed from an extraterrestrial (observing) station not inhibited and influenced by the earth’s atmosphere and by the earth’s magnetic field. Therefore the whole range of the electromagnetic spectrum as well as the energy spectrum of the arriving photons and particles can be exploited and yields new data on known objects as well as on objects so far not yet detected.
Direct experiments can be carried out in the extraterrestrial space under conditions not to be realized on the earth.
KeywordsBlack Hole Solar Wind Neutron Star Interplanetary Magnetic Field Interplanetary Space
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