AST 102 Week 1 Discussion 3 | Colorado Community College Online
Our understanding of the Universe around us
comes largely from the many space missions/programs that study our solar system
and beyond. Technology has now advanced us to a point that we have a pretty
good basic understanding of what is outside of our tiny little planet, Earth.
For this discussion, you will research one of these space missions/program
that has given us so much information either about our Solar System or our
Conduct research on a specific
mission/program (put the name of your mission/program in the subject line) and
when it was put into service, who runs it,
where is it located (think beyond NASA – there are other countries out there!)
what type of mission/program it is:
telescope (e.g. optical, radio, x-ray, etc.), or spacecraft
if it uses any special technology in its
use to gather data
WHY it IS or Why it IS NOT useful to our
understanding the universe around us (any big discoveries made).
Include the official homepage website (an
active hotlink along with proper citations) to your mission/telescope.
Avoid missions that are in orbit
around Earth studying our own planet.
Your post should be 2-3 paragraphs in
length and no shorter than 150 words - also supply a word count.
Supply your reference(s) with active
hotlinks along with proper APA style citations.
Remember that you may not copy anyone