Visual Astronomy Display: October 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for October 2016


  • Out of ten observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on Europa in three of the images;
  • Rosetta’s fairy tale story is coming to a close as the spacecraft starts preparing to descend to the comet for the end of it’s mission;
  • Thousands of visitors watched the launch of OSIRIS-REx, a spacecraft journeying to asteroid Bennu on a sample return mission, on September 8, 2016;
  • SciShow Space talks about Moon Express, the first commercial company to be granted permission by NASA to land on the Moon; and
  • This month Phil Plait teaches us about Nebulae and the Milky Way Galaxy in his Astronomy Crash Course series.

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