Week 2 Outline.

The Local Interstellar Neighborhood

Visualizing the Universe, one pixel at a time.

The Local Neighborhood

  • Solar System
    • Planets
    • Dwarf Planets
      • The Kuiper Belt
      • The Oort Cloud
    • Asteroids
    • Comets
    • Extra Solar Planets
      • By telescope
        • An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet outside the Solar System. A total of 725 such planets have been identified as of January 14, 2012.
      • The Kepler Spacecraft
        • OnCDKepler-count
        • confirmed1-18-13

      • The Interstellar Neighborhood

      Celestial Sign Posts

      This week ---Looking North at 8 - 12 pm, in January (2012)

      The North Circumpolar Sky

      Map made with Cartes du Ceil, animated in Photoshop.

      Mapncp-signposts-winter

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