Topic: Astronomy

Friday, September 7, 2012

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system! Not but a little, but by A LOT! This gas giant is a very intense place filled with massive stirrings and swirling layers of gases. This giant also has 64 moons and a giant storm that has been brewing for centuries!
Humanity has often turned to the skies for cosmic explanations – sometimes leading to amazing discoveries other times leading to bad predictions.
From the makers of junk food and junk mail...comes...SPACE JUNK! Tens of millions of objects floating in orbit around our planet. How did they get there? Can we clean them up? Do the pose a threat to our astronauts or even here on Earth? Come see what our astronomers and TV's Matt Paxton have to...
Join us this month as we discuss the undeniable super star of the solar system, the sun! 93 million miles away, can hold one million earths, unbelievable temperatures...yet this is only a small-medium sized star. One of the billions in our galaxy alone! All life on this planet is directly impacted...
Large enough to hold one million Earths, the provider of nearly all the energy that fuels life here, regulates the temperature, controls the water cycle, and without life on Earth would not be possible. The Sun!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A lot of space related news has happened in the last month. Here are some of the highlights of what's happening out there...way out there. Huge news from NASA. The MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) launched in late November and is expected to arrive on the Martian surface in August of 2012....
Topics Covered: Planets, Astronomy

Monday, October 17, 2011

A lot has been discovered about Neptune since its initial sighting in 1846. The Voyager 2 spacecraft, on Aug 25, 1989, did a fly by of this blue celestial giant and sent back some photos and other data that has helped the science community understand more about the last planet on the block. Here...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Meet Scheila and her friends: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/asteroid-collision.html An asteroid named Scheila lives in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter with millions of other asteroids.  Scheila is about 70 miles across and completes her orbit around the...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Space, the final frontier... Today at 4:50 pm, space shuttle Discovery will blast off on its final mission into space.  On board Discovery are six astronauts, the Permanent Multipurpose Module which will become sort of a storage closet for the space station, and...

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