Visual Astronomy Display for August 2017
- The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 is nearly here! Learn all about what it is and how you can enjoy watching it in this month’s play list!;
- SciShowSpace explores how Vera Rubin discovered the first direct evidence of Dark Matter;
- NASA will chase the solar eclipse from Missouri to Tennessee on a jet, taking high-speed images of the Sun’s atmosphere and create thermal maps of Mercury;
- There are tons of excellent eclipse videos in this month’s playlist, all in preparation for the Solar Eclipse on August 20, 2017;
- The next time you travel between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, try to time it around the sub-solar point, or the time when the sun is directly overhead; and
- As more and more planets are being discovered, astronomers have begun asking a question that would have been considered ridiculous: Do any stars NOT have planets?
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