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Category Archives: Visual Astronomy Display

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for April 2016 Highlights… NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, orbiting 1 million miles from Earth captures a mind blowing view of a solar eclipse; Scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center use slight fluctuations in satellite orbits to map the gravity field of Mars, providing insights into the…

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for March 2016 Highlights… SciShowSpace explores and explains the volcanic moon of Jupiter, Io; Over time black holes evaporate Hawking Radiation and eventually die…but how does this happen? Physics Girl explains; This week, Phil Plait gives us a crash courses on the Oort cloud and meteors; Deep…

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for February 2016 Highlights… Have you ever wondered how close can you get the Sun? Well, SciShowSpace has the answer!; The Royal Observatory Greenwich asks: Are there aliens?; Were you curious about how the astronauts were able to grow lettuce on the International Space Station? Science@NASA explains…

Visual Astronomy Display: January 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for January 2016 Highlights… NASA’s Marshall Center reviews the accomplishments of 2015 that will help make deep space exploration, and a journey to Mars, possible in the future; Lenore Rasmussen is developing synthetic muscles, materials that can expand, contract, flex, and stretch in any direction. Eventually it…

Visual Astronomy Display: December 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for December 2015 Highlights… The European Space Agency explains the difference between meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets; XKCD explains how to go to space in a video using only the 1000 most common words in the English language; NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first…

Visual Astronomy Display: November 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for November 2015 Highlights… Fire in space is dangerous…but to understand that danger and how to deal with it should a fire ignite, there must be testing. That’s where Saffire, the Spacecraft Fire Experiment comes into play; Dr. Don Lincoln of Fermilab talks about the multiverse: what…

Visual Astronomy Display: October 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for October 2015 Highlights… MinutePhysics explains why we put telescopes in space; Flowing water has been discovered on Mars. Just repeat that to yourself for a minute. Flowing water. Has been discovered. On the planet Mars. Mind. Blown; The Mars hype is real and NASA is sharing…

Visual Astronomy Display: September 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for September 2015 Highlights… NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, currently in orbit around Ceres, discovered many interesting features on the minor planet, including bright spots and a pyramid-shaped mountain; Capturing a Pluto occultation? The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy accomplished the impossible in late June when astronomers aboard the…

Visual Astronomy Display: August 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for August 2015 Be on the look out for the Perseid meteor showers on August 12th and 13th! Highlights… How would YOU like to start your morning sucking freeze dried coffee through a straw from a sealed plastic bag? Well, the astronauts don’t enjoy that much either,…

Visual Astronomy Display: July 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for July 2015 Highlights… Several videos this month highlight New Horizons upcoming close pass of Pluto! Launched in 2009, the New Horizon mission scientists have been waiting for over 9 years for this day to come; As we head into hurricane season, NASA Goddard shares US coastal…