Skynet 5-19-18 JPL Missions: Magellan & Constellation Bootes 9PM CT

magellan_orbitSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “JPL Missions Part 9: Magellan” and “Tour of the Constellation Bootes”

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Aliens” (1986)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

“The JPL Missions Part 9: Magellan”

Magellan at KSC:

Magellan parts diagram:

Magellan bus diagram:

Magellan being deployed from Atlantis:

Magellan trajectory:

Magellan mapping cycles:

Unusual volcano on Venus:

Five views of Venus from Magellan:

What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?

West, Nightfall

Pollux, Arcturus, Sirius, and Our Sun – Size Comparison

Geminid Meteor Shower Radiant (December)

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Bootes

Photo #1 How to Find Arcturus

Photo #2 Bootes 1 Dwarf Galaxy

Photo #3 Globular Cluster (NGC 5466)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Vast Ionized Hydrogen Cloud in the Whirlpool Galaxy Revealed by Ultra-Sensitive Telescope

Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After Big Bang

Space Exploration and Space History

New research from old Galileo data for Europa plumes
Artist render of Jupiter and Europa with Galileo:

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


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