According to P.T. Crutzen, humans today are in a new geologic epoch, “Anthropocene,” where they are significant and intelligent, possessing the power of reshaping the planet’s face (Board 2007).
Space plays a major role in seeking to understand the behavior of the earth and the objects in it. The existent phenomena on the face of the earth led to understanding the world we live. Features such as the sun, stars, and the moon raised the attention of scientists to investigate Space. Prior the introduction of the concept of space in the science world, astronomy played a great role in seeking to understand the ongoing outside earth. The desire to explore Space resulted from the worry of occurrence of various catastrophes. Human beings believed that they could alter these happenings and save life and property from damage. In this way, they could also be in a better position in regards to understanding the incidence and existence of phenomena.
In regards to Earth Science, Space would help scientists improve their efficiency in predicting calamities, such as volcanic eruptions, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, among others. It could help them gain much knowledge, and enable them predict these calamities. Space applies to various fields, as depicted, and its understanding can help eliminate the existent uncertainty among human beings in regards to the world. Formation of physical features was also a vital forecast in the applications of Space. These factors led to the development of an interest to explore space. It would consequently be of many benefits in the future (some of which we enjoy today) (Board 2007).
Space has a variety of applications in Earth Science today. The world has been able to tackle some of the most hazardous issues, resulting from the endless concern and involvement in space exploration. Space science helps forecast calamities such as earthquakes, eclipses, floods before their occurrence. In this way,