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 train for space? Check out the extreme environments in which astronauts get ready for places beyond our Earth;
  • See National Geographic’s video on the biggest solar flare in a decade;
  • What’s it like to stand on the moons of Mars? Check out a new perspective from the Mars moons Phobos and Deimos;
  • The making of NASA’s most powerful space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, is underway! Find out more…

Jenny Koch

Jenny is a Digital Projects Assistant at Wolbach Library.

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