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Permanent Midnight: Wolf Diorama Gets New "Moon Shadows"

Permanent Midnight: Wolf Diorama Gets New "Moon Shadows"

On Exhibit posts

The dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals have always been splendid, but after more than a year of painstaking restoration, they look better than ever. A multi-video series documents their renovation. In this video, Museum artist Stephen C. Quinn describes how a team re-created the evocative blue moonlight over snow in the wolf diorama.

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Frontiers in Astrophysics: MESSENGER update with Sean Solomon

Frontiers in Astrophysics: MESSENGER update with Sean Solomon

Podcasts

After traveling through space for seven years, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft began orbiting the planet Mercury in March, 2011. In this podcast, join MESSENGER's principal investigator Sean Solomon as he describes how the spacecraft's specialized instruments are collecting information that is key to understanding terrestrial planet evolution.

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