With regards to JWST’s superb photographs, it’s laborious to select favorites. However, we went forward and began a group of our high picks from among the many many gorgeous photographs getting back from the latest area telescope. Included amongst them is that this jaw-dropping view of Jupiter with its polar auroras. Picture credit score: NASA, ESA, CSA, Jupiter ERS Group; picture processing by Judy Schmidt.
An enormous telescope aboard a 747 plane made its final flight on Sept. 30. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), which was a joint mission between NASA and the German Aerospace Heart, made 921 flights over the course of its 12 years of operation, observing celestial magnetic fields, star-forming areas, comets, nebulae, and the middle of our galaxy. Astronomer Margaret Meixner joined this week’s Planetary Radio to speak concerning the distinctive mission and the numerous issues it taught us concerning the Universe.
Glad World House Week! This annual, worldwide celebration of all issues area runs from Oct. 4-10 and this yr focuses on the theme of “House and Sustainability.” Be taught extra concerning the celebrations occurring in particular person and on-line.
Thanks to everybody that supported the Planetary Academy Kickstarter marketing campaign! Whereas the profitable marketing campaign has ended, we plan to open up common enrollment on this new youngsters membership program later this yr. Join the waitlist right here and we’ll let you understand once we’re able to welcome the following class of Academy members.