Category Archives: Space

What Galileo Likely Saw – Moons Around Jupiter

I can not believe I haven’t shared this video of Jupiter being orbited by its 4 largest moons yet. I will do so now, as it’s extremely relevant to my planet viewing event next Friday! The dramatic music really does … Continue reading

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Outerspace is so interesting

I found out last night that Venus and Mars do not have magnetospheres. But Mercury does! WHAT?! Mercury doesn’t even have an atmosphere! (I knew this last one.) However, Venus is still protected from solar wind because of its amazingly … Continue reading

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Solar System Explained From the Inside Out (Infographic)

From Space.com. This is fantastic. View the image, then scroll down. https://www.space.com/10900-solar-system-planets-scale-infographic.html

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Astronaut Class of 2017

Congrats Astronaut Class of 2017! 5 women, 7 men. Decent ratio there! The last class was 50 / 50. 3 minorities out of 12. They did better than the last class (which was 1 out of 8, in 2013). https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/161552645129/meet-americas-newastronauts … Continue reading

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Tony England

P.S. – An astronaut works in Ann Arbor now. :D (no, not me)

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Feeling Honored

Nothing like a child thinking you’re the “awesomest person around” after reading your SSA bio to make you stay up past your bed time researching astronomy clubs and events available to children. Whew! Long email I just sent, I hope … Continue reading

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Found this while I was looking for real color pictures of our 7 planet neighbors. I was thinking of making just this thing for my Summer SSA event! (Though with a few differences, such as no “are your retinas burning?” … Continue reading

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Sunday, April 2, NASA

Sunday, 04/02/17 – After the so long hard day of travel – WE MADE IT – it was hard to get going this morning. Both girls slept in, which Aurora never does past 7:15am. But, she hadn’t had a nap … Continue reading

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Florida Trip!

Finally finished writing up about the Florida trip! Except for the day of travel to get down there…. Anyway, I wrote ALOT, so I’m going to post just one day at a time, today through Thursday. Here was our schedule: … Continue reading

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Funding for NASA under this Republican Government

Color me surprised, and not unhappily: “President Trump just signed a bill authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA — the first such authorization bill for the space agency in seven years. The bill more or less aligns with the … Continue reading

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