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Visual Astronomy Display: March 2019

Highlights… The world said good-bye to Mar’s rover Opportunity last month when NASA declared mission end on February 13, 2019; Could the multiple universes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse be real? Fermilab dives into the science!; The Space Telescope Science Institute shows how the Webb Space Telescopes’ integral field unit…

Visual Astronomy Display: January 2019

Happy New Year! Highlights… Emily Lakdawalla from the Planetary Society takes us on a tour of the spacecraft currently exploring our solar system; Revisiting the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 that were discovered nearly two years ago; Take a look at the complexity and precision that goes into building the James…

Visual Astronomy Display: December 2018

After an unexpected four month hiatus, we’re back! Highlights… NASA bids a fond farewell to Kepler, the telescope that proved over it’s nine year mission that there are more planets than stars in the universe; SciShow Space explains how stellar occultations can be used to hunt for exoplanet rings; Late…

Visual Astronomy Display: July 2018

Highlights… This month’s Physics Crash Course video looks at resistors, batteries, and circuits; James Christy and Robert Harrington talk about how they discovered Charon, 40 years ago; A global dust storm swirling across Mars is threatening the Opportunity rover, will it survive?; As scientists noticed that ‘Oumuamua gained an extra…

Visual Astronomy Display: June 2018

Highlights… New magnetic events discovered in the near-Earth environment by using an innovative technique to squeeze extra information out of the data; Is it a pulsar? Is it a magnatar? Do dense stars evolve from one state to another over time?; Learn how TESS searches the skies for exoplanets over…

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2018

Highlights… This month’s Physics Crash Course video looks at electric charge and electric fields; Watch TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, launch successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida; In preparation for sending the first people into space, NASA learned a lot about the ear’s role in motion…

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2018

Highlights… This month’s Physics Crash Course video looks at engines of all types; ESA’s Clean Space initiative is investigating technologies to help ensure that future satellites do not end up as space debris; Are brown dwarfs planets? are they stars? Minute Physics investigates these strange astronomical objects; SciShowSpace shares recent…

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2018

Highlights… This month’s Physics Crash Course videos look at kinetic energy and thermodynamics; Why can’t we see the Apollo lunar landers from Earth, even using using our most powerful telescopes or the Hubble Space Telescope?; NASA studies unusually warm Arctic water, with sea ice levels reaching record lows in several…

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2018

Highlights… This month’s Physics Crash Course videos explain the physics of music and temperature; It’s official, 2017 was the second hottest year on record since 1880; ESO Astronomer’s have recently discovered a star that appears to be orbiting an inactive stellar-mass black hole; January 31st was the 60th anniversary of…

Visual Astronomy Display: January 2018

Happy New Year!   Highlights… Look back at 2017 with This Year @NASA, the Top 17 Images of Earth From Space, and Goddard’s Year in Review; Then, look forward with JPL’s What’s Up for January 2018, ESA’s 2018 Preview, and NASA’s 2018 To Do List; SciShow Space takes us to…