After an unexpected four month hiatus, we’re back!
- NASA bids a fond farewell to Kepler, the telescope that proved over it’s nine year mission that there are more planets than stars in the universe;
- SciShow Space explains how stellar occultations can be used to hunt for exoplanet rings;
- Late in November, InSight landed on Mars, and it will use a seismometer to study the geological interior of the Red Planet;
- Lightning is not a phenomenon unique to the Earth, in fact lightning strikes have been detected on Jupiter and Saturn; and
- NASA’s deep space rocket, SLS, is nearing completion, so let’s take a look at the current “state of the rocket.”
- “Blowin’ in the Solar Wind,” a song parody from Active Galactic Videos.
- “Early Science from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite,” an Observatory Night talk by Sam Quinn held at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.