Two humans are aboard a vessel as part of a cargo crew. Monthly they are surveyed for their emotional states for an ongoing test on the nature of human emotions.
During one such month, the humans came across two extremes. One was overjoyed from their new long-term situation, learning her wife was ready to join the crew that very month of this survey. For her, she scored positively.
The other faced a harsh extreme. His leg was amputated a week prior to this survey due to an ignored infection. He scored negatively on the survey.
Month by month passed. In those first several months, the human male remained in a negative state. He, of course, was treated by respect by all crew members, including the two humans. Despite scoring negatively on the survey consistently with no clear signs of improvement, he did his best to adapt to the new situation, and also remained friendly with all crew members.
The human female meanwhile scored positively the first few months due to her positive situation. She spoke of her wife to the crew nearly every conversation.
There was a matter of both empathy and sympathy. The man was happy that the woman has her wife, and the woman was sad for the man's situation. Thankfully, the concepts of empathy and sympathy were in-thought for the survey.
As months passed, both humans scores began to grow similar. They both grew towards the neutral score ever so slowly. That's not to say the human male was pleased with his situation or that the human female was not. It seemed as time passed, their fleeting human emotions simply grew to a more balanced state.
In one year's time, both human's scores became similar to one another. Despite the extreme good and the extreme bad, neither humans' emotions remained permanent.
Across the universe, other surveys reported similar observations. No matter the bad nor the good, humans never remained in a singular emotional state even when situations were long-term or permanent. There were exceptions of course, as human beings are rarely so easy, but majorly the results remained similar.
Such observations were neither good nor bad from a human perpective. Because, in one dim light, a lack of emotional permanence means no permanent satisfaction. Within another light, this also means that during negative events, a human can come back from it.
From the researchers perception however, this may contribute to why humans evolved so quickly. If a human is never permanently positive, they always looks for ways to make life better. If a human is never permanently negative, they aren't as held back from their personal struggles. At least that is the theory.
All the same, the research was added to an overarching test: "Humans and Their Ability to Adapt," to better understand the constant changes humans display.
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Our universe is FULL of strange and surprising things.
And luckily, our Hubble Space Telescope is there to be our window to the unimaginable! Hubble recently ran into an issue with its payload computer which controls and coordinates science instruments onboard the spacecraft. On July 16, teams successfully switched to backup hardware to compensate for the problem! A day later, the telescope resumed normal science operations.
To celebrate, we’re taking you back to 2016 when our dear Hubble captured perhaps one of the most intriguing objects in our Milky Way galaxy: a massive star trapped inside a bubble! The star inside this Bubble Nebula burns a million times brighter than our Sun and produces powerful gaseous outflows that howl at more than four million miles per hour.
Based on the rate the star is expending energy, scientists estimate in 10 to 20 million years it will explode as a supernova. And the bubble will succumb to a common fate: It’ll pop.
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I wish I could escape..
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