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Category Archives: Visual Astronomy Display

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…

Visual Astronomy Display: December 2017

Highlights… Meet ICON, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, which launches in 2018! Learn about the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), an engine that could help us get to Mars in under 40 days travel; The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory looks at our first interstellar asteroid: Asteroid 1I/2017 U1; How do astronauts…

Visual Astronomy Display: November 2017

Highlights… Nataliea Lowson from the Australian Astronomical Observatory shares an Introduction to Telescopes; Looking forward to the newest SciFi flick? Even if it’s fun, just remember that the astronomy in movies can sometimes be a little dodgy… SciShowSpace explains; Using footage from Curiosity, JPL has made it possible to explore…

Visual Astronomy Display: October 2017

Highlights… Farewell Cassini! Scientists across the globe said goodbye as Saturnian probe gave its final bow and crashed into the atmosphere of the ringed planet; NASA Goddard explores the meaning of the edge of the Solar System; The Parker Solar Probe might provide a definitive answer to one of astronomy’s…