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FaviconEarly Voting at Frost Science Museum 16 Oct 2020, 6:16 pm

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is honored to have been asked to host early voting this year by the Miami-Dade County Elections Department. Early Voting for the November 3 General Election in Miami-Dade County will take place at Frost Science from Monday, October 19 – Sunday, November 1 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily.

The early voting location at Frost Science will be accessible via the museum’s outdoor Science Plaza/Knight Plaza. A socially distanced line will be clearly marked for those looking to vote. An official secure Ballot Drop Box for completed vote-by-mail ballots will be available on Museum Drive in a bus slip near the entrance to the parking garage. See map below for location assistance.

A public restroom is available at the museum for early voters, accessible via Science Plaza near the early voting location exit. Due to COVID-19, water fountains are closed. A water bottle refill station is available near the early voting location and refreshments and food are available for purchase at the museum’s onsite café (which is offering a 10% discount on all purchases accompanied by an “I Voted” sticker).

Face coverings are required for all guests, ages 2 and older, while on the museum’s property, including while early voting. Guests must wear face coverings at all times both indoors and outdoors while on museum property, as outlined by the CDC.

For additional information about early voting in Miami-Dade County, along with other resources and contact information, please click here. For a list of all early voting sites around Miami-Dade County, please click here. To review early voting wait times at Frost Science and at all early voting sites around Miami-Dade County, please click here.

Getting here

Frost Science is located at 1101 Biscayne Blvd. in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park, next to the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Frost Science is directly adjacent to the Miami-Dade Metromover, Museum Park station. Take the Omni Loop train to Museum Park station to arrive steps from the museum entrance.

Parking

Self-parking is available in the museum garage. Free parking will be available for early voters in the garage (based on availability). A ‘chaser ticket’ parking validation will be provided to early voters at the museum voting site by a poll worker after voting. You must have both your chaser ticket along with the ticket you pulled upon entering the garage. Free parking is ONLY AVAILABLE to early voters at museum voting site; ticket must be used same day. No in and out on the same ticket. Parking is also available for museum guests and all non-voters for a flat rate of $15.

Complimentary overflow parking will be available at the AmericanAirlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd.), a short 6-minute walk from the museum, for all early voters. Early voters must show their “I Voted” sticker at the Arena garage to receive the complimentary parking. Museum voters may also utilize the Arena garage but will be subject to a $5 flat rate parking fee. To access the Arena garage, enter the north side of the arena via NE 8th St./Port Blvd. and follow the signs for the P2 Garage. Once parked, exit the NW or NE stairs to Biscayne Blvd. and go north towards Frost Science, crossing Maurice A. Ferré Park.

To explore additional transportation and parking options, please visit frostscience.org/parking.

Discounts for Early Voters at Frost Science

Frost Science is encouraging the community to vote early at the museum and enjoy these special perks!

  • Food@Science: Fuel up at Food@Science, the onsite museum café, offering refreshments, snacks, Starbucks coffee favorites & more. Show your “I Voted” sticker and receive 10% off. Open daily; hours vary.
  • Science Store: Shop and support at the museum’s Science Store, offering an assortment of science toys, t-shirts, books, gifts & more. Show your “I Voted” sticker and receive 10% off! Open daily Until 6:00 p.m.
  • Cast your vote. Grab some HEAT: Save 10% at The Miami HEAT Store when you show your “I Voted” sticker, now through 11/8. Offer valid in-store only at Pembroke Lakes Mall, Dolphin Mall and The HEAT Store by the Bay at AmericanAirlines Arena. Discount is single-use and cannot be combined with other offers.

Plan Your Museum Visit: Science Happens Here

Vote early at Frost Science and extend your day with free parking* and a visit to Miami’s only planetarium, aquarium and science museum. There’s always something new to discover, including the museum’s newest special exhibition, Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits. Get a fascinating glimpse of the breathtaking diversity of the natural world and the power of natural selection.

Frost Science has served the community in a myriad of ways – not only by inspiring people to enjoy science and understand its power to positively impact our world – but by being a champion for science learning and research, community access, environmental conversation, and animal care and rehabilitation.

The health of our guests and staff is our number one priority. Click here to visit our dedicated website page to learn about our commitment to safety and explore our new museum guidelines designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for our guests.

The museum is open daily for visitation from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. To purchase tickets and plan a visit, please click here.

* Free parking will be available for early voters in the garage (based on availability). See details above.

Press and Media

If you are a member of the media and would like to receive more information, arrange interviews or receive images, please contact us via email at pr@frostscience.org.


Frost Science would like to acknowledge the gracious support of the Miami HEAT, The HEAT Group and the AmericanAirlines Arena, and the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA).

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FaviconMissing Muve? We’ve got a solution. 22 Sep 2020, 7:14 pm

Missing MUVE? We miss you too! We know many students rely on MUVE Volunteer Workdays for service hour requirements for school and ways to give back to the environment.

In lieu of large volunteer events, MUVE invites you to participate in citizen science safely around your neighborhood, in parks or at the beach. In return, MUVE will provide service hour letters of up to 10 hours per month throughout the school year.

iNaturalist – There is nature all around us, even in our cities! Observing nature helps us study and protect it. As citizen scientists using iNaturalist, you can contribute to biodiversity science.

How to receive hours for MUVE? You’ll need access to the internet or a smartphone and the ability to take and upload photos.

  1. Create a FREE account with iNaturalist.
  2. Get outside and photograph plants, wildlife or evidence of wildlife.
  3. Upload these photos either through the iNaturalist smartphone application or inaturalsit.org.
  4. E-mail muve@frostscience.org your username so we can confirm you have uploaded observations. Please include your full name in the subject line.
  5. For every 10 valid observations you will receive an hour of community service, maximum 5 hours per month.

 

CleanSwell – Submit data to the Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash data base which provides researchers and policymakers a snapshot of pollution problems and ideas for solutions. You can track your positive impact through the CleanSwell app on any smartphone device.

How to receive hours for MUVE? You’ll need a smart phone with the FREE CleanSwell application downloaded.

  1. Venture to a beach, park or neighborhood where it is safe to do a cleanup.
  2. Open your CleanSwell app and click “start collecting”.
  3. Record all of the debris you pick up directly in the app.
  4. When you are finished, dispose of the trash properly and click “done collecting”.
  5. Take a screen shot of the “Review Your Cleanup” screen. Make sure to include the duration of cleanup, total pounds collected and the date of the cleanup in the screenshot. E-mail this image to muve@frostscience.org and include your full name in the subject line. You can receive a maximum of 5 hours per month.
  6. Click “Submit Your Data”.

 

Adopt a Tree – If you’re missing MUVE and also want to make a lasting contribution to their current enhancement sites you can Adopt a Tree! The purchase of a native plant will go directly toward, the restoration of Miami’s coastal habitats and support our conservation efforts. You will receive a digital certification, photo and letter of appreciation outlining details of your specific tree and the environment in which it was planted.

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FaviconFrost Science@Home: The Latest on Animals and COVID-19 8 May 2020, 8:58 pm

Our resident Frost Science veterinarian, Dr. Kristen Dubé, aka Dr. K, has provided us with a further update on what is now known about animals and COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Dr. Dubé, along with the rest of our dedicated animal husbandry team, are continuing to follow the science behind the virus to make sure our animals receive the appropriate care they need.

What is now known about animals and COVID-19?

Dr. Kristen Dubé, Veterinarian, Frost Science:

The range of animals that can contract any virus is called the “host range” of the virus. It has been discovered that the COVID-19 virus can only interact with certain susceptible species depending on “receptors” in the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs).

If the correct receptors aren’t present in the animal’s body, then the virus can’t attach and interact with the animal’s cells, and be activated to cause illness. In new research of this disease, early studies have shown that besides people, in a controlled lab setting, certain other mammal species may have the receptors needed for COVID-19 to attach.

Having the right receptor doesn’t mean an animal will get sick from or spread the disease; it just means there is a place for the virus to attach and possibly activate. Initial results show that ferrets and cats are two types of animals that have these receptors. This only indicates that these animals can possibly catch the disease, and there is no evidence that any animal can spread the disease to humans. Humans remain the best host for COVID-19 as the virus has adapted on a genetic level to infect and spread between people, and in certain cases cause significant illness.

What new information is known about COVID-19 in zoo and exotic animals?

Dr. Dubé: In early April, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is the first zoo animal to test positive for this virus in the US. The tiger showed mild signs of a respiratory illness (coughing) and was tested to determine the cause of its illness.

More recently an African lion from this zoo was tested positive, as well as 2 other lions and 4 tigers. All of these animals are reported to be doing well and acting normally. Tests were developed that first used the animal’s feces to determine if they had the virus, and then were confirmed at a designated veterinary lab. COVID-19 testing on animals is done at a specific veterinary lab, and does not use the same reagents/materials that are used in human testing.

A few days ago a small number of mink, animals that are related to ferrets, tested positive for the virus at a facility in the Netherlands after showing respiratory signs. Ferrets are also known to be able to contract other respiratory diseases from humans, such as the influenza virus.

How did the big cats and mink get COVID-19 and can it be spread to the other zoo animals?

Dr. Dubé: Public health officials believe the tiger became sick after being exposed to a zoo employee that was infected with COVID-19, but was unaware they had the disease and not showing symptoms. Early investigations reveal the same situation has occurred in the case of the mink. Other than the cats in the same exhibit as the tiger, animals in other areas of the zoo remain healthy and are not showing any signs of disease.

Animal care staff at the zoo have enhanced their biosecurity protocols and are wearing appropriate personal protective gear around animals that may be susceptible to COVID-19, including nondomestic cats and great apes. Despite primates being very close genetically to humans, there have been no reports of primates in zoos or in the wild contracting COVID-19.

Zoo staff, the CDC, and other US government agencies are continuing to monitor the situation at the NY zoo for any changes.

Can animals at Frost Science or pets become sick with COVID-19?

Dr. Dubé: Fortunately, as shown in recent research regarding the virus host range, this disease can only infect certain mammals, and so cannot cause illness in the diverse species seen at Frost Science.

Despite the global number of COVID-19 cases surpassing 3 million, there are only confirmed cases of 2 dogs and 1 cat in Hong Kong that have tested positive for COVID-19, several mink in Europe, and 2 domestic cats and several nondomestic cats in the US. In the past few days one dog has also tested positive in the US, but interestingly other pets in the same house tested negative for COVID-19. Of the pets confirmed positive, only the 2 cats in NY and the dog were showing any signs of respiratory illness, and in all of the animals it was mild.

Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations continue to agree there is no current evidence to indicate that pets or other domestic animals including livestock, can spread COVID-19 to people.

Are there any other precautions pet owners should take to help protect their animals from this virus?

Dr. Dubé: Until more is known about this virus, any person that tests positive for COVID-19 should restrict their contact with pets just as they would restrict their contact with people. If contact is necessary, masks should be worn when near animals just as would be done around people, and hand washing is important before and after any contact.

Although it has become more important for humans to wear masks, they should not be placed on pets. It could potentially compromise their breathing and cause them to overheat. All people, even those without signs of respiratory illness, should also always continue to practice good hygiene (including hand washing) when interacting with and handling animals.

Keeping cats indoors will prevent them from contacting someone that potentially has the virus. When walking dogs on a leash, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other animals or people. Social distancing is important for animals too. If your pet is showing signs of illness and has been exposed to a person that has tested positive with COVID-19, contact your veterinarian and inform them of their condition before taking them to be examined. They will advise you of the next steps to take.

Even if a pet has been exposed to COVID-19 , there are many other more common illnesses in animals that will cause a pet to become sick. Human diseases and outbreaks such as COVID-19 are driven by person-to-person transmission. As shown by the very small numbers of animals that have so far contracted and tested positive for COVID-19 even when in close contact with humans, it is still considered an extremely uncommon disease in animals. Remember pets and people need the support of each other to help get through this crisis.

With the museum closed due to COVID-19, we are losing admission and event revenue that we so heavily rely on. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help offset the cost of animal care and virtual programming during this difficult time. All donations, however small, will have an immediate impact.

Donate Now

For questions on different ways to support Frost Science, please contact advancement@frostscience.org

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FaviconFrost Science@Home: Learning Resources & Activities 27 Apr 2020, 3:38 pm

Keep the learning going and the kids engaged! As part of our Frost Science@Home digital learning platform, this page will be your go-to resource link for DIY science, at-home science activities, step-by-step videos and more that you can try with your family at home.

The page will continue to stay updated with new information. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we’ll be posting regular updates and behind-the-scenes content. Please share it with your family and friends, and tag us at #FrostScienceAtHome!

 

Activity Videos & Resources

Make Plastic Out of Milk

Experiment with chemistry concepts as you engineer your very own plastic polymer from casein, a protein found in milk, using common kitchen ingredients.

  • Make Plastic Out of Milk Activity Toolkit. Click Here

 

April 2020 Stargazing

Use this guide to practice astronomy basics, including a special focus on constellations, while searching for the stars and planet visible in the sky above you.

  • April 2020 Stargazing Activity Toolkit. Click Here

 

Building Bubbles

Explore the phenomenon of surface tension by creating bubbles. Experiment with different combinations of materials to build your own bubble mix!



 

Scientific Sorting

Collect your favorite natural objects from your own backyard and sort them by their physical characteristics to learn about the important scientific process of taxonomy while practicing fine motor skills. This is a great activity for children five and under.

 

Sundial Science

Discover how the sun and its shadow is used to tell time by creating a sundial – an instrument that tracks the position of the sun to indicate time of day.

 

Friction Fun

Discover the force of friction by creating ramps made of different materials and then seeing which one allows your racecar to go the fastest.



 

Soap Putty

Get hands-on and a little messy as you investigate polymers, including what it is, what it is made of, and how we interact with them every day by creating your own soap putty.



 

Additional At-Home Resources

Water Cycle

Investigate the three main processes of the water cycle through a hands-on experiment highlighting how sunlight and water temperature play important roles in these processes.

Clouds in the Sky

Head outside and observe the sky to identify different types of clouds. Then create your own 3D model of your favorite cloud with common materials. This is a great activity for children five and under.

Phases of the Moon

Launch into a lunar exploration of the special relationship between the Earth and the Moon by tracking how the phases of our Moon change in the night sky over time.

Dino Fossils

Explore how dinosaur tracks can still be discovered by scientists today, despite dinosaurs going extinct millions of years ago, by making your very own imprint fossil. This is a great activity for children five and under.

River Fractals

Discover the beauty and simplicity of naturally occurring branching fractals by creating your own paper watershed model.

 

 

Additional Resources

  • Smithsonian – Distance Learning. Click Here
  • How Things Fly – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Click Here
  • Game Center – Smithsonian Science Education Center. Click Here
  • Live Science – Educational activities for homebound kids. Click Here
  • Association of Science & Technology Centers (ASTC) – Educational resources. Click Here
  • Ology – A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. Click Here
  • Curriculum Collections – American Museum of Natural History. Click Here
  • Courses & Specializations – American Museum of Natural History. Click Here

With the museum closed due to COVID-19, we are losing admission and event revenue that we so heavily rely on. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help offset the cost of animal care and virtual programming during this difficult time. All donations, however small, will have an immediate impact.

Donate Now

For questions on different ways to support Frost Science, please contact advancement@frostscience.org

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FaviconFrost Science@Home: Earth Day 2020 22 Apr 2020, 12:34 pm

Find out how you and your family can celebrate Earth Day from home!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Traditionally celebrated on April 22, Earth Day began in the spring of 1970 after former Senator of Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson witnessed the devastating effects of an oil spill off the coast of California in 1969. With the help of other senators and university professors, he began promoting for a national “teach-in on the environment” day where millions across the country held demonstrations and rallies for a healthy, sustainable environment. This Earth Day event had support from both sides of the political spectrum producing a unique political alignment that piloted the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and led way for the development of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

At Frost Science, Earth Day is celebrated 365 days a year (or 366 on a leap year!) As a  Gold Certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment) building, caring about the environment is quite literally, built into our infrastructure and values. Frost Science’s conservation programs educate and inspire action on marine and coastal preservation by creating a space for the community to get involved and learn about the importance of the unique ecosystems found in South Florida. Both on site at the museum through our educational exhibits and in the field through our Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) program, visitors and volunteers can develop a passion for the environment and discover ways that they can help protect and preserve our planet.

Challenges can sprout resiliency and new ideas. Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic we are coming together to find new ways to celebrate and honor Earth Day while staying true to our mission. We invite you to explore your surroundings safely around your home and backyard through our Nature Bingo Toolkit including a special plant identification guide highlighting native Florida plants found on our Frost Science rooftop.

If you are interested in connecting virtually to both nature and cities around the world, consider participating in the City Nature Challenge (CNC) taking place April 24 to May 3, 2020. CNC is an international citizen science event where more than 100 cities around the world participate in documenting nature through the involvement of their community. Normally it is a BioBlitz-style competition where the cities are in a contest against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people providing an opportunity for outdoor exploration all throughout the world. However, this year the narrative has evolved from a competition to a celebration of nature. We want to embrace the collaborative aspect of this project (virtually) and continue to embrace nature while allowing individuals to document urban biodiversity in any way they feel comfortable.

Using the citizen science application or website, iNaturalist, participants can upload photos of nature they find within their homes or backyards, plants, bugs and animals are all welcomed! Every observation you take can contribute to environmental science advancements, where real scientists can access and use the data for important research.

Participating is easy. Follow the steps below:

  1. Observe your environment and see if you can find an animal, plant, fungus or even just evidence of wildlife, like a shell or footprint.
  2. Snap a photo!
  3. Upload photos you have taken between April 24 to April 27 to iNaturalist.
  4. If your finding isn’t growing or found naturally, like a garden plant or pet, that is ok! You can still upload, just make sure to mark it as “captive or cultivated”

This is a great opportunity to learn about how to properly identify flora and fauna, learn about biodiversity around you and contribute to real science. Want some ideas on how to participate in your backyard? Here is City Nature Challenge’s document on how to explore nature in and around your home!

With the museum closed due to COVID-19, we are losing admission and event revenue that we so heavily rely on. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help offset the cost of animal care and virtual programming during this difficult time. All donations, however small, will have an immediate impact.

Donate Now

For questions on different ways to support Frost Science, please contact advancement@frostscience.org

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StarDate Online - Your guide to the universe

FaviconMore Moon and Mars 29 Oct 2020, 5:00 am

Look for Mars in the southeast in early evening, shining like a bright orange star. The planet will stand to the upper right of the Moon as they climb into view, and below the Moon as they set, before dawn tomorrow.

FaviconHazardous Exploration 29 Oct 2020, 5:00 am

Astronauts work around a Mars habitat and rover (left) in this artist's concept. Mars explorers will face hazards both on Mars and during the long round-trip journey, including solar flares, cosmic rays, Martian dust, and many others. [NASA]

More Moon and Mars
Artist's concept of a Mars base

FaviconMore Moon and Mars 29 Oct 2020, 5:00 am

Artist's concept of a Mars base

Astronauts work around a Mars habitat and rover (left) in this artist's concept. Mars explorers will face hazards both on Mars and during the long round-trip journey, including solar flares, cosmic rays, Martian dust, and many others. [NASA]

The trip to Mars won’t be easy. Astronauts might experience months of low gravity and exposure to cosmic rays. Big storms on the Sun could zap them with radiation. And that’s not including the dangers of actually landing on Mars.

It takes about six to 10 months to travel from Earth to Mars. A crew might spend most of that time with almost no gravitational pull. That could cause fluids to pool in their heads, creating vision changes and other problems.

One way to overcome those problems is to spin part of the spacecraft, creating artificial gravity. But that adds weight and complexity. As Plan B, Mars travelers might wear a device that pulls some of the fluids into their lower bodies.

Mars-bound astronauts would be zapped by cosmic rays — particles accelerated to almost the speed of light by exploding stars and other powerful objects. Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere prevent them from reaching the surface. On the way to Mars, though, there’d be no such protection. The particles could cause cancer, heart disease, or other health problems.

And the Sun sometimes produces blasts of particles and radiation. A craft would need heavy shielding to protect its occupants from danger — adding even more weight and expense for a trip to Mars.

For now, look for Mars in the southeast in early evening, shining like a bright orange star. Tonight, it’s to the upper right of the Moon as they climb into view, and below the Moon at dawn tomorrow.


Script by Damond Benningfield

StarDate: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Teaser: 
A hazardous trip to Mars
Artist's concept of a Mars base
Artist's concept of a Mars base

FaviconMoon and Mars 28 Oct 2020, 5:00 am

Living on Mars would be both strange and familiar.

On the familiar side, a day on Mars is about the same length as a day on Earth — 24 hours and 37 minutes. Mars is tilted at the same angle that Earth is, so the planet experiences seasons in the same way. And many of its landscapes look like what you might see in the deserts of Earth, with mesas and sand dunes, along with dust devils whirling through the sky.

On the strange side, the surface gravity is only three-eighths as strong as Earth gravity. So if you weigh a hundred and fifty pounds on Earth, you’d weigh only 58 pounds on Mars. That means you’d probably need to walk much like Apollo astronauts did on the Moon, gently rocking from side to side. And if you dropped something, it would take longer to fall to the surface.

Mars has an atmosphere, as Earth does, but it’s less than one percent as thick as Earth’s. So you’d need an air supply to venture out across the surface. The thin air, and the greater distance from the Sun, make Mars much colder than Earth. Nighttime temperatures regularly plunge to 100 degrees below zero or lower, so you’d need to bundle up.

And two small moons race across the night sky — an unfamiliar sight on a somewhat familiar planet.

Mars stands close to our Moon tonight. It looks like a bright orange star to the left of the Moon in early evening, and above the Moon as they set, before dawn.

We’ll have more about Mars and the Moon tomorrow.


Script by Damond Benningfield

StarDate: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Teaser: 
A strange yet familiar planet

FaviconMoon and Mars 28 Oct 2020, 5:00 am

The planet Mars stands close to the Moon tonight. It looks like a bright orange star to the left of the Moon in early evening, and above the Moon as they set, before dawn.

ESOcast HD

ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier.

FaviconESOcast 231 Light: Death by Spaghettification 12 Oct 2020, 12:00 pm

Using telescopes from ESO and other organisations around the world, astronomers have spotted a rare blast of light from a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. This video summarises the findings.

FaviconESOcast 230 Light: Possible Marker of Life Spotted on Venus 14 Sep 2020, 3:00 pm

FaviconESOcast 229 Light: Planet-forming Disc Torn Apart by its Three Central Stars 3 Sep 2020, 6:00 pm

A team of astronomers used ALMA and ESO telescopes to study a peculiar system, GW Orionis, and to identify the first direct evidence that groups of stars can tear apart their planet-forming disc, leaving it warped and with tilted rings. This video provides a summary of the findings, showcasing stunning observations and animations of GW Orionis.

FaviconESOcast 228 Light: ALMA Sees Most Distant Milky Way Look-alike 12 Aug 2020, 3:00 pm

Astronomers using ALMA, in which the ESO is a partner, have revealed an extremely distant galaxy that looks surprisingly like our Milky Way. This video summarises their findings.

FaviconESOcast 227 Light: Stunning Space Butterfly Captured by ESO Telescope 30 Jul 2020, 12:00 pm

Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have imaged a 'space butterfly', a planetary nebula known as NGC 2899. This video offers stunning views of this object and the science behind it.

HD - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

High-definition (HD) videos from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory feature the latest news on space and science findings from JPL and NASA. Topics include discoveries made by spacecraft studying planets in our solar system, including Mars, Saturn and our home planet, Earth. Missions also study stars and galaxies in our universe.

FaviconWhat's Up - August 2020 31 Jul 2020, 7:00 am



What are some skywatching highlights in August 2020? See the Moon posing with various planets throughout the month, plus catch the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower.



FaviconNASA's Perseverance Rover Launches to Mars 30 Jul 2020, 7:00 am



NASA’s Perseverance Rover began its long journey to Mars today by successfully launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a ULA Atlas V rocket.



FaviconNASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Launches With Your #CountdownToMars 30 Jul 2020, 7:00 am



To get ready for the launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, NASA invited the public to join a global, collective #CountdownToMars project.



FaviconMission Overview: NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover 27 Jul 2020, 7:00 am



NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is heading to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life, collect samples for future return to Earth and help pave the way for human exploration.



FaviconGetting Perseverance to the Launch Pad 22 Jul 2020, 7:00 am



In February 2020, NASA’s Perseverance Rover began its long journey to Mars by first traveling across the United States.