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This paper explains that the wealth of theories and conflicting evidence produced in studies of outer space demonstrate that even seemingly simple facts are only the shells surrounding a much more complex truth about the universe. The paper then relates theories about the moon's radiance and concludes with a discussion of the theories surrounding the formation of the galaxy.
From the Paper:"In this example, we can see that a scientific event, the use of gamma rays, can rub away the edges of common-sense. Other scientific theories face similar challenges; the origins of the universe itself has been hotly debated for many years, centuries even, if we consider how religions have accounted for the beginning of the world. While it is commonly agreed among scientists that the Universe consists of 'dark matter', that unknown substance which can only be detected through gravitational pull, there are a number of uncertainties within this model."
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Cite this Descriptive Essay:
The Universe (2009, December 22) Retrieved September 24, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/the-universe-117833/
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