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Jupiter’s Swirling Cloud Formations

February 15, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter’s north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Source: NASA Image of the Day Jupiter’s Swirling Cloud Formations NASA […]

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Clyde Foster

February 14, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html In June 1975, Marshall management named Clyde Foster to the position of director of the Equal Opportunity Office where he directed and administered a comprehensive program to assure equal opportunity in the conduct […]

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An Icy Heart

February 14, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest running survey of the state of polar ice, shattered records in 2017. Source: NASA Image of the Day An Icy Heart NASA Image of the Day

Telescope Types

Catadioptric Telescopes

March 18, 2017 starjunkie 0

Catadioptric telescopes use a combination of mirrors (reflection) and lenses (refraction) to create an image within your eyepiece (or camera). This process allows for less distortion and higher focal length in a compacted telescope. Their […]

Telescope Types

Refractor Telescopes

March 18, 2017 starjunkie 0

When people think of telescopes, the type that they are probably referring to is a refracting telescope. The first ‘telescope’ ever used was created by Hans Lippershey, a 17th century spectacle maker. There are many […]