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Exploring the universe from the ground


 Exploring the universe from the ground Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes how powerful telescopes on the ground are allowing scientists to study the universe far beyond what was once possible. 

Ground-based observatories that are much too complex to transport to space are improving our understanding of black holes, cosmic rays, and gravitational waves. 

The telescopes are helping experts explore black holes and making it possible to study the origins of the universe itself. Funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, NASA’s Universe of Learning is an integrated astrophysics STEM learning and literacy project developed through a partnership between the Space Telescope Science Institute, Caltech/IPAC, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University.

The National Science Foundation is the only U.S. agency that has funded the construction and operation of many of the largest and most sophisticated telescopes all over the world. There is whats called ViewSpace  which gives you the opportunity to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, anduniverse. Provided free with the support of NASA, ViewSpace is developed by a team of scientists, educators, and communication specialists. Human Space Exploration. Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. Exploring the universe from the ground  Through addressing the challenges related to human space exploration we expand technology, create new industries, and help to foster a peaceful connection with other nations.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: National Science Foundation


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