Visual Astronomy Display: October 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for October 2014

Highlights…

  • SciShow ponders the famous statement from Carl Sagan that “we are made of star-stuff”, exactly how much of us really is “star-stuff”?;
  • Nature published a short video about Laniakea, our home supercluser, and the team of scientists who discovered it;
  • Philae prepares to land on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in November 2014;
  • After months of travel, Curiosity finally arrives at Mount Sharp! NASA scientists are expecting to learn a lot about Mars by studying the geological features of Mount Sharp; and
  • In related news, India’s spacecraft, Mangalyaan, attains Martian orbit, making India the first country to successfully reach Mars on it’s first attempt.

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