Celestial Newsletter

Meet TESS

Meet TESS

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) using 4 cameras captured the Southern Sky for about a month. Dividing up the sky into 13 sectors to form a panoramic image. The amount of stars is insane, you catch a side-on view of the Milky Way Galaxy. The video flies through the image and informs about key elements captured. In addition to its planet discoveries, TESS has imaged a comet in our solar system, followed the progress of numerous stellar explosions called supernovae, and even caught the flare from a star ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. After completing its southern...

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3D printed moon lamp

3D printed moon lamp

3D printed moon lamp by an Architecture studio based in Toronto. In collaboration with a company called .Decimal to make the .015 or “Moon Lamp” - “In partnering with Decimal, we aimed to develop a design that could only be fabricated through 3D printing. With geometry that lends itself perfectly to the process, this product allows bubbles to moonlight as lunar lighting.”
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Plan for Video of a Black Hole

Plan for Video of a Black Hole

In April 2019, scientists published the first-ever image captured of a black hole called M87. Now, the same team of scientists are planning to capture video footage of this phenomenon. Scientists are hoping to see M87 in action, devouring a star. Video footage of a black hole will help scientists to better understand their nature and allow them to test Einstein’s gravity.
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Space sound inspiration

Space sound inspiration

‘Ad Astra’ writer and director, James Gray, listened to space sounds while creating his celestial world. The director created a playlist of sounds, which he listened to while writing the film. The sounds of space can be captured by converting electromagnetic waves into sound waves. 
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Black Spot on Jupiter

Black Spot on Jupiter

NASA’s solar-powered spacecraft, Juno, recently captured images of a 2,200-mile-long black spot on the surface of Jupiter. What some thought was a never before seen phenomenon actually turned out to be the shadow of Jupiter's volcanic moon, Lo, eclipsing the sun.
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Stellar lighting

Stellar lighting

British designer Lee Broom presented a range of outer-space-inspired lighting inside a listed building during last year's Milan design week.

"[It is] Lee Broom's most progressive work to date with new stellar-inspired designs playing with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, sculptural, spherical form, and the refraction and reflection of light."

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