30 August 2015
Astronomy on the Internet
In this lab report I have three objectives. The first will be to find and record information on a specific telescope/observatory. Next will be to describe an astronomical image and explain its interest. Lastly is to find and describe the events of a space mission.
Though there are thousands of observatories/telescopes all around the world and after several minutes of researching I have chosen but one, the NAOJ Hawaii Observatory. It is located in Mauna Kea, Hawaii. This particular observatory is home to the Subaru ...view middle of the document...
One such image captured was the moment when a probe from the NASA spacecraft Deep Impact crashed into Comet Tempel 1 in July 2005. The Subaru Telescope has made several great discoveries and because of its open use program, which allows astronomer from throughout the world have access to it.
Using telescopes scientist are able to capture images from across the universe. One such images is of an asteroid that was slowly breaking down into several pieces as it neared the sun. In the image an asteroid is shown slowly breaking into pieces and drifting apart. Caught in March of 2014 this is the captured image of an asteroid being broken apart by the sunlight. Another image captured is of water vapor venting off Jovian Moon. Scientist believe that this could be evidence of a subsurface ocean on the moon.
Many space missions have been carried out in the years. One important mission was the mission to comet Tempel 1 This mission’s target was the comet Tempel 1. The plan was for Deep Impact to flyby releasing an impactor into Tempel 1. It was launched on January 12th, 2005 and ended August 3rd, 2005. The mission reveal a number of new findings about comets. Such as their composition which was discovered to include water, ice, and organic materials. Scientist now believe that comets could have played a large part in transporting these compounds to Earth and playing a large role in the formation of our solar system and life on Earth.