NASA's 'AstrOlympics' Posters Show Physical Parallels of Space and Sports | 2/9/2018 | Staff
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A free series of posters made by NASA is highlighting the truly out-of-this-world physics of winter Olympic sports.

The NASA Chandra X-ray Observatoryis showcasing the physical parallels that Olympic athletes share with celestial objects. By checking out "AstrOlympics," space and sports fans can learn the commonalities between figure skaters and rotating pulsars, the similarities between ski jumpers and crashing galaxies, and what curling shares with the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Physics - Motion - Key - Sports - Audiences

Physics of motion is the key to all of the amazing sports that audiences will witness during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25.

Each of the eight posters focuses on a topic of physics:...
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