Today we started our astronomy projects. First we have to get used to working with the SDSS interface. Everyone picked one of the Favorite Places to get a location in the sky. They then started looking for galaxies that had spectra and recording data.
- Close-up View of Neutron Star Mission's X-Ray Concentrator Optics
A new NASA mission, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), is headed for the International Space Station to observe one of the strangest observable objects in the universe. In this photo, NICER’s X-ray concentrator optics are inspected for dust and foreign object debris that could impair functionality once in space.