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  • The Search for New Worlds is Here

    The Search for New Worlds is Here

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an astrophysics Explorer-class mission between NASA and MIT. After launching in 2017, TESS will use four cameras to scan the entire sky, searching for planets outside our Solar System, known as exoplanets. The mission will monitor over 500,000 of the brightest stars in the sky, searching for dips in their brightness that would indicate a planet transiting across. TESS is predicted to find over 3,000 exoplanet candidates, ranging from gas giants to small […]

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  • Space Communications Networks Support MMS

    Space Communications Networks Support MMS

    Since its inception MMS has made news. On March 12, 2015 it was finally launched. All three of NASA’s Space Communications Networks are excited to support the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission in its journey to study the micro-physics of magnetic reconnection. The Near Earth, Space and Deep Space Networks will support MMS through it commissioning phase and eventual science mission. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $69.95 Price: $54.43

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  • New Craters on the Moon

    New Craters on the Moon

    In this video we find out some of the results achieved since 2009, when the LRO arrived at the Moon. As we have had a lot of Lunar activities lately, this is a good time to learn a little bit more about it. Planetary scientists believe that small impacts regularly bombard the Moon, but until recently, they’ve had no way to distinguish new craters from the already pockmarked lunar surface. In 2009, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) arrived at the […]

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  • Hubble Meets James Webb

    Hubble Meets James Webb

    In this longer than usual video Dr. J tells us all about the 2 giants of the sky. A cosmic double act. How did the Solar System form? What was the Universe like when it was very young? What are planets around other stars like? Over the last 25 years, Hubble has provided answers for these and many other questions. However, even the best of telescopes needs a colleague…and that’s where the James Webb Space Telescope comes in. Over the […]

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  • Dust In The Martian Atmosphere

    Dust In The Martian Atmosphere

    MAVEN Spots Unexplained Dust In The Martian Atmosphere MAVEN has been watching a cloud of dust since it arrived in orbit last year. Scientists don’t know exactly where it came from. Enjoy and share….. Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope Price: $249.95

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  • Billions Of Livable Milky Way Planets

    Billions Of Livable Milky Way Planets

    New research has uncovered what looks like a lot more habitable planets than previously thought. Researchers looking for habitable planets in the galaxy are using a model that estimates more planets could support life than previously thought. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $69.95 Price: $54.43

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  • Better  And Deeper Than The Hubble Deep Field?

    Better And Deeper Than The Hubble Deep Field?

    Better And Deeper Than The Hubble Deep Field? In landmark new observations, the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for a total of 27 hours the new observations reveal the distances, motions and other properties of far more galaxies than ever before in this tiny piece of the sky. The new observations are allowing astronomers to […]

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  • Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Winter Low

    Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Winter Low

    2015 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent Is Lowest On Record The sea ice cap of the Arctic appeared to reach its annual maximum winter extent on Feb. 25, according to data from the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At 5.61 million square miles (14.54 million square kilometers), this year’s maximum extent was the smallest on the satellite record and also one of the earliest. Arctic sea ice, frozen seawater floating […]

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  • Star Cluster NGC 6193 And Nebula NGC 6188

    Star Cluster NGC 6193 And Nebula NGC 6188

    Just beautiful to watch. I never get tired of this Star cluster. This zoom sequence zeros in on a region of gas and dust in the constellation of Ara. In the centre of the final image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory is the young open cluster NGC 6193, and to the right is the emission nebula NGC 6188, illuminated by the ionizing radiation emitted by the brightest nearby stars. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 […]

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  • Speedy MMS Instruments Will Measure Mysterious Physics

    Speedy MMS Instruments Will Measure Mysterious Physics

    This video is presented by host Katrina Jackson talking with Craig Pollock and Ulrik Gliese about Goddard’s contribution to the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission – the Fast Plasma Investigation suite of instruments. These instruments will study a little-understood physics phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection, which is common throughout the universe and affects space weather in Earth’s magnetosphere. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $69.95 Price: $54.43

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