Visual Astronomy Display: December 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for December 2016


  • The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum recounts the precarious re-entry of the Friendship 7 when it was thought that it’s heat shield was loose;
  • David Eicher of Astronomy Magazine clears up rumors of an “Earth-like” planet orbiting the nearest star to our Sun;
  • Summer clouds can be seen in the atmosphere of Titan, a moon of Saturn, in images taken by Cassini shared by JPL;
  • Learn about Pleiades, NASA’s Most Powerful Supercomputer which enables researchers to create high-fidelity numerical modeling of complex systems and processes; and
  • This month Phil Plait teaches us about gamma-ray bursts and mysterious dark matter in his Astronomy Crash Course series.

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Here’s to three full years of the Visual Astronomy Display!