Visual Astronomy Display for January 2017
- When Jocelyn Bell Burnell first discovered a pulsar in 1967, she wasn’t sure what to make of them. SciShowSpace explains how scientists figured out what they were and how they worked;
- Lettuce is growing on board the International Space Station once again;
- A new statistical study of planets suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer realms of planetary systems;
- Have you ever wondered why the phrase “light year” describes a distance? Find out in a video from CSIRO;
- NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office is working to keep Earth safe from asteroids and other hazards that come from deep space, and;
- NASA shares the top 16 images of Earth taken from space from 2016.
- “The Adventures of Rosetta and Philae,” collecting the entire series of short videos on the exploration of comet 67P, from the European Space Agency.
- “Blackhole Hunting with NuSTAR,” a public talk given at JPL by Dr. Daniel K. Stern.
- “The Glass Universe,” a talk by Dava Sobel at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Here’s to three full years of the Visual Astronomy Display!