Recently, NASA’s HaloSat completed its first year of science operations. This cubesat is working on one of the big mysteries of astronomy. In this video I talk about the missing mass problem that HaloSat is studying and how it connects to the game Gingerbread House.
And for more information, check out these resources:
- NASA’s New Mini Satellite Will Study Milky Way’s Halo: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-s-new-mini-satellite-will-study-milky-way-s-halo
- Paper on HaloSat: HaloSat: A CubeSat to Study the Hot Galactic Halo, Kaaret, et al. ApJ 884, p. 162 (2019): https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ab4193/pdf
- Gingerbread House on BoardGameGeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/258444/gingerbread-house