Visual Astronomy Display: June 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for June 2015

Highlights…

  • Unique among space probes is Hubble: designed to be serviced by human’s in space it’s built with special hand rails for astronauts to grip, and after years in space, visible hand prints can seen on Hubble;
  • A video of European city lights as seen from space;
  • The famous Pillars of Creation nebula has already met it’s destruction according to the Spitzer Telescope;
  • The Kepler Mission Team wins the 2015 National Air and Space Museum Trophy for discovering that planets are common throughout the Milky Way galaxy; and
  • Everyone knows that Jupiter is a big planet…but just how big? Dr. Bruce Betts gives a comparison overview of the size of the planets of our solar system.

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