In what has to be one of the greatest engineering achievements in space history, the James Webb Space Telescope was unfolded from its stored configuration and bloomed into its full glory over a two-week period since its launch on Christmas day 2021.
#audiomo Installment 26 W is for Webb, the James Webb Space Telescope
Here is the 26th installment of #audiomo 2020 where I try my best to explain the incredible scientific initiative that is The James Webb Space Telescope. It was rather challenging to record a discussion of the JWST and do it justice it is such a huge endeavour. I will be re-exploring this telescope as it […]
#audiomo Installment 25 V is for Venus
In this installment we take a quick flyby of Venus, a once mysterious planet named after a Roman goddess of beauty, the truth however is altogether a different story. UPDATE: I erroneously stated the average temperature of Earth as 25 C, it is actually 16 C. and the 243th day in an Earth year is […]
#audiomo Installment 23 – T is for Telescope
slandi takes you on a whirlwind tour of various types of telescopes in this ambitious 23rd installment of AudioMo 2020. Music: Theory of Everything by Pashok11 on Archive.org
#audiomo Installment 22 – Special No. 3 Rediscovering space
I’ve said it before, but this AudioMo series has reawakened my awe of everything space. Image by prettysleepy1 from Pixabay Music: MenuLoop by Pashok11 on Archive.org
#audiomo Installment 21 S is for Space sounds
Listen to this #AudioMo installment with headphones in a darkened room. 🙂 Music: Hitman by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3880-hitman License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cover image by user Gerd Altmann (geralt-9301) from https://pixabay.com/
#AudioMo 2020 Installment 20 – R is for Rockets
This #AudioMo installment attempts to provide the history of rocketry in 15 minutes or so! Music: The Epic Orchestra rendition of Elton John’s Rocket man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLq-9UOB2J0
#audiomo Day 15 – N is for Neptune
The other beautiful blue planet in our solar system, here are 10 surprising facts about Neptune for this entry of #audiomo. Note, I made a mistake about Pluto’s orbit, it is in fact 250 or so years, not 350 as stated, my apologies. I had also forgotten to mention that Neptune has a large storm […]
#audiomo Day 13 & 14 L is for LRO, M is for Moon
I cheated a little bit on this one and combined two #audiomo days into one, but it’s OK, they are both about the same thing, our wonderful Moon!
#audiomo Day 12 – K is for Kepler
The Kepler spacecraft was launched to find exoplanets and boy did it find them!