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60 Minutes in Space - April 2013

Posted 4/24/2013 12:04 AM by Kim Evans | Comments

Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments.

April 2013 -- Dr. Dimitri Klebe talks all about dark matter. He covers three recent stories -  the Plank mission’s release of the first all-sky image of the distribution of dark matter, potential evidence of dark matter seen by the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer onboard the ISS,  and the first hint of a WIMP-like signal.
Dr. Steve Lee brings us up-to-date on the latest mission news. Hear how the solar conjunction is affecting spacecraft at Mars, the potential for a Mars comet strike in 2014, the recent Antares test launch, and the latest on NASA’s proposed asteroid retrieval mission.

Links related to Dimitri’s stories:
Plank
AMS
Possible Dark Matter WIMP detection

Links related to Steve’s stories:
Mars Solar Conjunction
Mars Comet Strike 2014
Antares Test Launch
Asteroid Retrieval Mission


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

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