Visual Astronomy Display: September 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for September 2014


  • The Rosetta mission is still going strong! One video illustrates the key dates of the upcoming sequence of maneuvers that will bring Rosetta even closer to comet 67P;
  • Historic footage from Voyager 2’s 1989 flyby of Triton, a moon of Neptune, has been restored, color corrected, and recently released, providing the best-ever global color map of this strange moon;
  • A NASA sounding rocket has confirmed that the solar system is inside an ancient supernova remnant;
  • Minute Physics explains why stars sometimes appear to have spokes or points, and aren’t just simple dots of light as seen from Earth; and
  • Scientists have recently gathered strong evidence that might explain what makes the sun’s outer atmosphere so hot compared with its surface.

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