To mark the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission, the Smithsonian has made available a high-resolution 3-D scan of the command module “Columbia,” the spacecraft that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon. Go to the landing page »
A supernova is a titanic event that sends shock waves rumbling through space and creates giant super-heated bubbles of gas. Take a look into what makes up these awesome astronomical events.
How a three dimensional model of an object thousands of light years away was created and what it tells us about our universe.
This supernova was formed when a massive star exploded approximately 330 years ago. It's expanding debris field of hot gas and energetic particles will seed the universe with essential elements.