Visual Astronomy Display: July 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for July 2016

Highlights…

  • Venus has an electric wind strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, a phenomena that may have helped to strip the planet of its oceans;
  • SciShowSpace discuses the new techniques astronomers have used to find the 1,284 recently discovered exoplanets;
  • On July 4, 2016 NASA’s Juno spacecraft will enter orbit around Jupiter, passing closer to the gas giant than any spacecraft before;
  • Astronomers are comparing archival observations from Swift with data from the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton observatory and the Japan-led Suzaku satellite to identify the reflections of X-ray flares eruptions of a blackhole;
  • This month Phil Plait teaches us about High Mass Stars, White Dwarfs and Planetary Nebulae in his Astronomy Crash Course series.

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