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http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Q9_16ptRMS_vs_Range_vs_Teff_fin.jpg
This image is an example visualization from Vanderbilt's Filtergraph tool applied to NASA Kepler mission data. Each point represents a star in thedataset. The horizontal axis represents the amplitude of starlight "flicker" (or "hiss"), the vertical…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/opo0613c.jpg
This is a photo of the constellation Cassiopeia. One can see the center bar of the Milky Way Galaxy running through the middle of the image.

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Opere_di_Giordano_Bruno_Nolano-1548-1600-p182.jpg
Giordano Bruno was born in 1548 in Italy. He was a Dominican friar, a philosopher, astronomer and mathematician. The most notable of his theories were those of an infinite universe and a multiplicity of worlds, in which he rejected the traditional…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Opera_Omnia-vol-1-Kepleri-1858.jpg
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a German mathematician and astronomer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of planetary motion. This is a collection of his writings.

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0732-Segmented_Active_Mirror.jpg
Segmented mirrors, used in an array configuration, are used in large telescopes in place of a single curved mirror. The smaller sizes of these mirrors make them easier to transport, install and maintain than traditional single-mirror telescopes.

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0732-Hubble-resolution-B02-F11-p05.jpg
Space based telescopes revolutionized the study of astronomy. The first such telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, dramatically improved the image resolution of land based telescopes. This image shows a land based telescope photo of Jupiter (black…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0732-Hubble-Data_Flow-B02-F11-p20.jpg
In addition to transmitting images down to Earth, Hubble also transmits system reports which enable engineers to identify faults which can be corrected with orbital servicing missions. Multiple satellites are needed to bounce Hubble’s…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0701-DV-Skylab_3-Wang.jpg
Spacelab was a reusable science laboratory which flew on space shuttle missions between November 1983 and April 1998. Spacelab 3 launched aboard the Challenger on April 29, 1985, and included five specialists who spent a week conducting experiments…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0701-DV-MSFC_Space_Science_Heritage.jpg
From the moon landing to the International Space Station, scientists at the Marshall Space Flight Center have been at the forefront of research and development of space transport systems and related technologies. Their Saturn rockets were crucial to…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0031-To_Barnard-B20-F-Kirkwood-Dec1892.jpg
Daniel Kirkwood was an American mathematician who used mathematics to derive theories based on the work of astronomers. He was the first to suggest that meteor showers were composed of debris from comets. He also developed a theory known as…
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