Visual Astronomy Display: April 2018


  • 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 findings that the environment of Enceladus could be habitable for at least one type of microbe; and
  • NASA continues to study the effects of global climate change with two new satellites (GRACE-FO and ICESat-2) which will observe how the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are changing over time.

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Katie Frey

Katie Frey leads the development of the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus, a community supported linked data vocabulary for sorting, filtering, and exploring astronomical literature, data sets, images, etc.

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