Visual Astronomy Display: May 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for May 2016


  • The Hubble Space Telescope photographs a large bubble being blown in space by a super-hot, massive star;
  • The story of the Hinode telescope as told by LEGOs;
  • Phil Plait talks about the nearly 2000 exoplanets that have been discovered to date in one of this weeks Astronomy Crash Course videos;
  • Why does the edge of the sun seem darker than the middle? Solar limb darkening explained by MinutePhysics;
  • If you’ve ever visited the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. then you’ve probably seen The Space Mural – A Cosmic View painted by Robert McCall; and
  • Even though Pluto has been declared a dwarf planet, astronomers still think there is a larger ninth planet out in the far reaches of the Solar System. Fraser Cain discusses the evidence that have led to this theory..

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