Astronomy Analysis Paper on Astronomy Website

The website explains the understanding of scientists regarding the formation of the elements by various star processes in the universe. The scientists have studied the properties of multiple elements that are naturally occurring, giving them an idea regarding the process that led to their formation. The activities that take place or have already taken place in the cosmos include the big bang, explosion of the massive stars, exploding white dwarfs, cosmic ray fission, dying low mass stars and merging of neutron stars (Sokol par 2). These are activities and processes in the cosmos that have been verified as scientific facts (Rzetelny 57). The main premise of the article on the website is that all matter, including the ones that make up the human body, have originated from the stars in the cosmos. The processes of fission, fusion, and explosions led to the formation of various atoms that make up the elements.

The website is accurate, as it has stated that the visible and discernible matter in comprises of only 5 percent of the universe with the rest occupied by dark matter and dark energy (Smith par 3). The periodic table of the known elements is clearly demonstrated on the website. The processes by which different elements came into existences are explained in detail inclusive of interesting graphics. In a truly scientific fashion, the article in this website has addressed the lithium problem, whose quantities in the universe defy the calculations and expectations of the scientists (Crockett par 1). The trends in the occurrence and proportions of the elements in the universe have been addressed, and the anomalies that are observed have also been highlighted. The significance of this website to culture is that it nurtures a spirit of curiosity in people. This ultimately leads to new discoveries and improvements in the current technology.



Work Cited

Crockett, Christopher. “Mystery of the Missing Lithium Extends Beyond the Milky Way.” Science News Oct 18 2014: 15. ProQuest. Web. 7 May 2018 .

Rzetelny, Xaq. Most Distant Oxygen Ever Detected Sheds Light on the Universe’s Dark Ages. New York: Condé Nast Publications, Inc, 2016. ProQuest. Web. 7 May 2018.

Smith, Belinda. “We Are Made Of Star Stuff. But What Does That Mean?.” ABC News. N.p., 2018. Web. 7 May 2018.

Sokol, Joshua. “The Answer at the End of the Universe; Until Recently, the most Careful Measurements Dated some Stars to before the Universe Began.” Wall Street Journal (Online), Apr 08 2016, ProQuest. Web. 7 May 2018 .