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.
Some of the #Harvard Computers would often use tools called "fly spankers" to compare the brightness of stars. This Frances Woodworth Wright page is from 1940. You can learn more about this tool here: https://library.cfa.harvard.edu/fleming-work
Today at 2PM ET! We'll be hearing from @DavaSobel, the author of the 2016 book The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfumvpzMsGtU1JFfvlvFmtanItoiUwdXh