Analyzing the Cosmos using Computer Science.

“There is no doubt that each of us is made by the star material”

Since we were made of these stars material, there was a need for a research on these so-called stars and the void that they exist on our cosmos. This way, we can come to know more about us. How did we reach Earth? Are there any more intelligent life forms apart? Can we communicate with them? Is there any other planet which can support us? Thus, we need to analyze the flow of elements in the cosmos. This is still the greatest mystery of the human mind about how the cosmos works. Our sun is not going to blast for another 50 million years. There still so much we do not about how the cosmos works like the nova or supernova or a black hole or dark planet just as an example. We all know that we are all in constant motion.

The earth rotates on our axis at nearly 500000 km/sec. The earth rotates around the sun at nearly 5000000km/sec. The sun rotates around the Milky way at 50000000km/sec. Our Milky way too is moving but we yet do know about it. This is the limit of our imagination for the cosmos.

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Our earth is blessed by having the sun which provides warmth. But there are some planets who get deviated from their solar system during their creation. Such planet is called dark planets and do not have any sun to provide heat. Such planets are too cold to sustain life as they are not exposed to any heat. If we see them using an infrared scanner, we can see a sky full of stars and these dark planets.

Some stars have such high level of gravity that even the light cannot escape it and all the things are attracted towards each other. These types of things are commonly called as the black hole. The burst of the star and then releasing of those gases in space to give rise to ultimate colors. For instance, it rains on a satellite of Jupiter, but the sea consists of ethane and methane and instead of land, there is a ton of ice. H2S is everywhere in the surroundings.

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If we will record all these events on a cosmic calendar on a single human year, we can see that it was just 14 seconds ago we were born and nearly 4 seconds ago, we started applying science to learn about the universe.

Our Universe is 5 billion-year-old. On the very basic level, our universe is made up of 3 basic elements i.e., the electron, the proton, and the neutron. Light is fastest known substance in the universe. We have recently discovered that light has a particle as well as wave nature. We also came to know regarding diffraction, refraction, reflection, interference. We came to know about the spectrum of light which consists from Infrared to Microwave to X-ray to Ultraviolet rays. Matters faster than lights have been discovered recently in a big bang discovery which is anti-neutrino.

We have ended up knowing up so much about the light and the cosmos that our ancestors have thought of it as witch-sorcery. So many people came and presented their views. Now, it is our time to do something to present on The Cosmos, use their work and build something good from them.

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There are different uses of computers in space which can be broadly categorized as:

  • Weather Forecasting
  • Global Positioning System
  • Communication satellite
  • Space aviation
  • Space exploration
  • Space photography
  • Computers in Spaceflight
  • Astronomy.

 

There are nearly thousands of images clicked per second from the space telescope and other satellites which cover most of the area of earth and most of them are distorted due to the inappropriate amount of light and other matters. The images are mostly blurred so we can apply filters on these images to make them more clear and concise. We as a Computer Science graduate can contribute to several projects who are dedicating years of research in cosmos:

Astropy: – The astropy project is a process intended to facilitate communication and interoperability of python packages in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Learn more about Astropy Here

Sunpy: SunPy is a community-developed free and open source software for solar physics.

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Learn more about SunPy here

NumPy & SciPy – Python projects to compute a power of large number by 100 with the help of NumPy and perform scientific computations with ease with SciPy.

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Learn More about SciPy Here

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Learn More about NumPy here

Apart from this, we can view our mapped Cosmos online at World Wide Telescope.

If this fascinates you and you know about some projects that are working to achieve this aim, then connect with me at piyushbadkul@codesmyth.com to help them grow.

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