Humans aren't just changing the surface of Earth, we're also changing the space around us. We've created a bubble around Earth that NASA probes discovered. It's invisible to the naked eye but could prove incredibly useful in the near future for our way of life.
Humans aren't just changing the surface of earth. We're also changing the space around us. Humans have created a bubble around earth. It started with the first radio communications in the 19th century. The bubble has continued to grow ever since. It's invisible to the eye because it's mostly made of radio waves. Radio waves can go deep under the ocean or far into space. They also interact with high energy space radiation. A new report says they could protect against radiation damage. Similar to how the Van Allen Belts deflect energetic particles. This would be huge for life on this planet. High-energy space radiation threatens: satellites, power grids, and human health. If a powerful surge of high-energy radiation hit earth, it could wipe out electronics across the globe. Causing up to $20 trillion in damage. Luckily, the human-made bubble is on our side.
1. Mention what humans have created around the earth.
2. What would happen if a powerful surge of high-energy radiation hit earth?
3. Discuss your ideas regarding this human-made bubble.