Friday, September 7, 2012
There's a lot of space related news happening all the time! Here's a quick breakdown of the past month's cosmic happenings. Happy holidays everyone!
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.
For those of you planning a trip to the solar system's largest planet, you may want to check out this weather report before taking off!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Jupiter, space, weather, Storms, science, Paul Milliken, Video, Astronomy, Great Red Spot, meteorology, RVA, planet, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, physics, Earth Science, climate, Climate Change, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method
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...
There sure is a lot of stuff orbiting around Earth! We had to put in a call to clutter cleaner Matt Paxton of TV's "HOARDERS" to help talk the Earth into cleaning up her space! Well, maybe not, but check out this clip to learn about the oh so trashy truth about space junk!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Cosmic Hoarders, Matt Paxton, space, Space Junk, Debris, Trash, Trash Man, Hoarders, Junk, RVA, earth, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, chemistry, physics
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!
Friday, August 31, 2012
In 1977 NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2, two probes boldly going where no spacecraft had gone before! After 35 years of zipping through space these ultimate inanimate explorers still work and are still communicating with us! The Voyager program has been a vital source of information...
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...