NASA Explorer School Video Chat: The Big Bang and The Milky Way
Have you ever wondered how our galaxy was formed? In 2006, Dr. John C. Mather won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with understanding the Big Bang Theory. Mather analyzed data from NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer, or COBE, which studied the pattern of radiation from the first few instants after the universe was formed.
On May 17, 2011, NASA Explorer Schools welcomed Dr. Mather for a talk about what he is working on now, the James Webb Space Telescope. He discussed how it will give us a look into the past to see how galaxies have formed since the Big Bang.
A recording of this chat is located at the bottom of this page.
Test Your Knowledge!
NASA scientists and engineers are challenged every day to solve problems and answer questions about their missions. Students were given the chance to challenge themselves by answering questions about some of Dr. John Mather's missions. The links listed with each question provided the information needed to answer the questions correctly. Watch the video to learn what the correct answers to the questions are. Note: The questions are now closed to answering, but will remain archived.
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