Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:57pm

Astronomy

Ask An Astronaut - First Space Experience

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live and work in space? We certainly did, so we asked NASA Astronaut, Colonel Doug Wheelock, who has spent more than 178 days in space at the International Space Station to tell us about his experience for a series we're calling "Ask An Astronaut." This time, hear about Col. Wheelock's first experience in space.

Star Finders

Pulsars are rotating neutron stars that appear to be blinking from where we see them on Earth, and astronomers have not found very many of them. Watch as High Point University students travel to an observatory in Chile to discover one of of these rare stars.

Space Scoop

See the new device NASA is testing to chip pieces off an asteroid. The new tool for astronauts was not developed in NASA labs, but rather at High Point University right here in North Carolina. Scientists are interested in asteroids because they haven't changed much since the dawn of the solar system. Asteroid fragments that the "chip and ship" could capture would help give scientists an early picture of the solar system.

Real Star Power

City lights can hide the marvels of the universe. Only by going to dark places, such as a state park in the mountains, can amateur astronomers gaze upon the vastness and complexity of the universe. The earth is part of a solar system, which is in a spiral arm of a galaxy, which is one of millions of galaxies in the expanding universe. It's all there to see.

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