Visual Astronomy Display: March 2017
Visual Astronomy Display for March 2017
- The big news this month is all about TRAPPIST-1, the system of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf 39 light years away;
- Have you ever heard the crackling sound of a meteor burning across the sky? DNews explores this unexpected phenomena;
- Cassini discovers an active ocean on Enceladus, one of the moons of Saturn;
- Phil Plait’s final video for Crash Course Astronomy features Everything, The Universe… and Life; and
- This month there were many exciting moments in astronomy and number of outstanding long format videos, I highly recommend you check out the Bonus Video section!
- “In Hot Water: Glacier Change and Sea Level Rise,” a public talk by Alex Gardner, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
- “The Earth: 4K Extended Edition,” views of Planet Earth captured by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams during his mission on the International Space Station in 2016.
- “Gravitational Waves Found!,” a CfA Observatory Night talk, given by Dr. Rainer Weiss.
- “African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space,” a talk at the National Air and Space Museum, featuring NASA astronaut Victor Glover.
- “NASA TRAPPIST-1 News,” a conference held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on February 22, 2017.
- And, lastly, a BONUS bonus video this week… it’s an oldie, but a goodie: “NASA Johnson Style,” a “Gangnam Style” parody song produced by NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
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