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60 Minutes in Space - August 2014

Posted 9/5/2014 12:09 AM by Kim Evans | Comments

Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments.

August  2014 – Dr. Dimitri Klebe recently attended the SPIE conference, the international society for optics and photonics, and brings you the best of the lectures he attended. He talks about the largest observatories currently in operation and those in the coming decades.

Dr. Ka Chun Yu talks about new findings from a NASA-funded instrument that have resolved a decades-old puzzle about a fog of low-energy X-rays observed over the entire sky.  Known as the Local Hot Bubble or LHB, scientists have been in disagreement about whether these x-rays emanated from within our solar system or was the result of interactions with the passing solar wind.

Links to Dimitri's stories:
James Webb Space Telescope
Square Kilometre Array
First Light for MUSE
Rosetta Mission

Links to Ka Chun's story:
NASA-funded X-ray Instrument Settles Interstellar Debate
Evidence for Supernovas Near Earth



To view previous 60 Minutes in Space visit the Space Sciences Newsroom page on Vimeo.

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