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    'Sheenagh Pugh presents us with a Sad View of the Future and a Grim Warning of What Could Be. Discuss How She Does This, Paying Particular Attention to the way She Uses Mood and Language and how She Organizes the Poem.'

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    The poem is set out as 24 short-worded lines and is also written in a free-flowing verse just like 'Do you think we'll ever get to see earth sir?'. The poem creates a sad atmosphere, by using phrases such as 'not back to port'. This shows that they, the survivors, are trying not to feel sad and are not looking back. They are looking forward to the place that they are going and the future that they will have. In line 2, one of the survivors says 'at least that was the name scratched on the smooth door', which creates sound in the poem - sibilance - the use of the 's' on 'scratched' and 'smooth'.

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    Concepts of the universe creation

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    In 1965, Radioastronomers Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discovered a 2.725 degree Kelvin (-454.765 degree Fahrenheit, -270.425 degree Celsius) Cosmic Microwave Background radiation (CMB) which pervades the observable universe. This is thought to be the remnant which scientists were looking for. Penzias and Wilson shared in the 1978 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery. * Finally, the abundance of the "light elements" Hydrogen and Helium found in the observable universe are thought to support the Big Bang model of origins.

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    The Life Cycle of the Stars

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    In the Hierarchy of the universe, stars play an important role. They are huge bodies that have come into being from great clouds of light elements, either with the stars forming simultaneously, or in later evolution of the galaxies. When a star is born out of enormous clouds of gas and dust, they come together into a gigantic ball. Then there is the pressure from all the gas and dust banging into each other and it can reach millions of degrees in temperature.

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    Solar Energy

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    In this essay I will explain how we humans take the use of solar energy. The advantages and drawbacks of this energy and how essential and useful solar energy is to our modern global society. Solar Thermal Energy Form of Energy: Thermal energy This energy is used for: Cooking/Heating, Drying/Timber seasoning, Distillation, Electricity/Power generation, Cooling, Refrigeration, Cold storage Some of the gadgets and other devices: Solar cooker, Flat plate solar cookers, Concentrating collectors, Solar hot water systems (Domestic and Industrial), Solar pond, Solar hot air systems, Solar Dryers, Solar timber kilns, solar stills, Solar photovoltaic systems, Solar pond, Concentrating collectors,

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    What types of problems and effects are been forced upon the planet with modern technology and the increasing population and what can be done to make the planet healthier?

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    Paper which is made from trees should not be wasted and recycled when finished with. In order to prevent unnecessary usage of the planets resources' recycling helps to curb the effects of deforestation. Whenever a person uses a car or forgets to switch their television off at the mains, leaving the little red light to waste energy, a thought should be spared for the millions of men women and children that survive every day in third world countries who have quite possibly never seen a television. If every commuter car in the U.S. transported an extra person, it would save eight billion gallons of fuel a year.

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