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.
January 2017 - Ka Chun Yu and Steve Lee are our presenters this month.
Ka Chun's first story looks at the disco very of a ring galaxy where an external circle of young stars surrounds an older galactic core.
Next, Ka Chun looks at new research that reveals that 5 of the 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy were ripped from the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Moreover, they are members of a lengthy stream of stars extending one million light-years across space, or 10 times the width of our galaxy.
Ka Chun's last story looks at a possible explnation for the 'Alien Megastructure' around KIC8462852.
Steve brings us up to date on what's happening with the Mars' rovers. First, he looks at why Opportunity rover has lasted so long - 4,624 days to be exact! Next up, he looks at how Curiosity rover is finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse chemical environments that affected their favorability for microbial life.
Next up, Steve talks about the latest with the Juno and Cassini missions.
Steve closes with a look at SpaceX's first Falcon 9 launch since the pad explosion last year.
Ka Chun Yu - Brand New Type of Galaxy
Runtime - 13:50
Ka Chun Yu - Stars Ripped from another Galaxy
Runtime - 6:53
Ka Chun Yu - An Explanation for the Alien Megastructure
Runtime - 17:38
Steve Lee - Mars Rovers Update
Runtime - 17:28
Steve Lee - Mission Updates: Juno and Cassini
Runtime - 12:05
Steve Lee - SpaceX Resumes Falcon 9 Launches
Runtime - 7:43
Links to Ka Chun's stories:
Double ring galaxy PGC 1000714
KIC 8462852 (Tabby's Star)
Links to Steve's stories:
Why Have the Rovers Lasted So Long
Mars Rock-Ingredient Stew Seen as Plus for Habitability
NASA planning February decision on Juno maneuver
Saturn's Sheperd Moon Daphnis Makes Waves
SpaceX Resumes Flights with On-Target Launch for Iridium
Your Home Planet as Seen from Mars