AstroTalk Episode March 14, 2019

Dust in the Universe. Goddard Prepares for New Era of Moon Exploration.

2:02pm - 2:56pm

Dust is prevalent in the universe. Around the sun, in the paths of planets, in beautiful nebualas, dust is everywhere. Dust also accumulates in strange places. How strange? Dust co-orbits with Venus, but not with other planets. Part of the rings of Saturn are made of dust. Dust rings circle the sun. Nebulas are made largely of dust, and it is in nebulas where stars are born. Dust also moves around the solar system, and in the universe in ordered patterns. Goddard prepares for a new of exploration for the Moon and Mars..