Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments.
January 2015 – 60 Minutes in Space for 2015 kicks off with Dr. Dimitri Klebe reporting on several lectures he attended during the American Astronomical Society conference. He talks about finding exoplanets using Kepler data, determining the age of the exoplanets by measuring the age of their star, and determining the mass of an exoplanet using the Doppler Effect. His final story is a look at the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s “first light”.
Steve Lee brings us up to date on the latest news from the Mars rovers – Opportunity and Curiosity. Next he takes a look at the first test flight for NASA’s Orion spacecraft. He closes with a look at the Dawn spacecraft’s upcoming close encounter with the asteroid Ceres.