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    "On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO — the 4,000th comet discovery in the spacecraft’s 25-year history."
  • Article: Anyone Out There? METI Scientists Message Alien World
    Earth is sending a calling card to the cosmos—a series of radio signals to start an interstellar conversation with an alien civilization.
  • Article: The Uniquely Human Messages We Send to Aliens
    The Golden record is one of the most famous examples of messeges we have sent into space. Find out more in this Medium article.
  • Article: Top 5 Messages to Alien Civilizations
    "Ever since we've had the capability, humanity has been desperately trying to make contact with other life in the universe. While we've been beaming out information passively through our television and radio broadcasts, we've also sent more intentional messages. Looking at these messages tells us how humanity wants to think of itself and what kind of relationship we hope to have with alien life."
  • Article: What is Remote Sensing?
    "Remote sensing is the acquiring of information from a distance. NASA observes the Earth and other planetary bodies via remote sensors on satellites and aircraft that detect and record reflected or emitted energy. Remote sensors, which provide a global perspective and a wealth of data about Earth systems, enable data-informed decision making based on the current and future state of our planet."
  • BioSTEAM Artist: (X)trees Algorithm
    This is what (x)trees looks like before it is projected large scale on to buildings. The algorithm used in (x)trees was written in OpenFrameworks. It is the same algorithm that has been adapted for the Space Messengers installation. Artist: Agnes Chavez. Coders: Roy MacDonald, 2020, Kamen Dimitrov, 2014, Alessandro Saccoia 2012, Jared Tarbel, 2010
  • Crab Nebula Sonification
    "The Crab Nebula has been studied by people since it first appeared in Earth's sky in 1054 A.D. Modern telescopes have captured its enduring engine powered by a quickly spinning neutron star that formed when a massive star collapsed. The combination of rapid rotation and a strong magnetic field generates jets of matter and anti-matter flowing away from its poles, and winds outward from its equator. For the translation of these data into sound, which also pans left to right, each wavelength of light has been paired with a different family of instruments. X-rays from Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue and white) are brass, optical light data from Hubble Space Telescope (purple) are strings, and infrared data from Spitzer (pink) can be heard in the woodwinds. In each case, light received towards the top of the image is played as higher pitched notes and brighter light is played louder. (NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)"
  • NASA's SoundCloud
    "Explore the universe and discover our home planet with NASA through a collection of our sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong's "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind" every time you get a phone call if you make our sounds your ringtone. Or, you can hear the memorable words "Houston, we've had a problem," every time you make an error on your computer.
  • Resource: Astronomer's Toolbox
    How do we know what we know? Check out this NASA resourse to help explore the questions of our universe including topics of light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and other messengers from space like gravitational waves and cosmic rays.
  • Resource: Star Stories
    "Our Universes, an inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of the American Indian, focuses on indigenous cosmologies—worldviews and philosophies related to the creation and order of the universe—and the spiritual relationship between humankind and the natural world. Organized around the solar year, the exhibition introduces visitors to indigenous peoples from across the Western Hemisphere who continue to express the wisdom of their ancestors in celebration, language, art, spirituality, and daily life. Included in the exhibition are these 9 animated traditional stories that give special meaning to the stars above."- Smithsonian NMAI
  • Tech Tool: OpenFrameWorks
    OpenFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit for Creative Coding. and is featired in the Space Messenger Space Board- an interactive platform for communication, art installation and messaging across boarders and space.
  • Tech Tool: The New Tagtool
    A multiplayer Tagtool session by Maki, Gnu and iink. Tagtool by OMAi transforms a multitouch tablet into a visual live instrument for live painting and animation. Find out more at omai.at!
  • This Blind Astrophysicist 'Sees' the Universe in the Most Amazing Way
    "Wanda Diaz-Merced studies the universe through sound. After losing her eyesight in early adulthood, she found a way to continue her work as an astrophysicist by converting scientific data into sound."
  • Video: Children of Planet Earth: The Voyager Golden Record Remixed - Symphony of Science
    Song by Symphony of Science "tribute to one of the coolest objects mankind has ever produced - the Voyager Golden Record. Knowing that a billion years from now these two messengers will still be out there is mind-bendingly awesome. I can't imagine a better representation of humanity."
  • Video: Dakota Star Knowledge-"We Come From the Stars"
    "An animation I created for We Are Water MN. It is narrated by Jim Rock, UMD Alworth Planetarium Program Director and Dakota Astronomer as he shares his traditional knowledge of the connections with sky and earth. He also speaks of the burial mounds and sacred Wakan Tipi cave in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which speak to our celestial origins."- Marlena Myles
  • Video: Navajo Story of Stars
    Navajo leaders and NASA scientists share perspectives on the stars.
  • Video: We Are Star Dust- Symphony of Science
    We Are Star Dust is a musical compliation of scientists Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Feynman and Lawrence Krauss.
  • Video: We Decoded NASA's Messages To Aliens By Hand
    "In 1977, twin golden records were sent into space on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. Still sailing through space at nearly 60,000 km per hour, the records contain sound, songs, and images from earth. But how did NASA include images on an analog record? Here, we decoded the audio, and see the images the way that aliens were intended to see them."- Verge Science
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