Title: Seeing back into the cosmos Image description: Graphic illustrating the age of the universe in billions of years relative to how far back human telescope technology can see. The information in the tactile graphic is formatted on a horizontal number line that is logarithmic, with the Big Bang on the left at zero. At … Continue reading How far will the James Webb Space Telescope see back in time?
Title: Gun Rights vs Gun Control Groups Spending Image description: Bar graph with y-axis label “million $” and x-axis label “year,” with five pairs of bars comparing gun rights spending as the left bar and gun control spending as the right bar. The y-axis increases from 0 to 60 in increments of 10 million dollars. … Continue reading America’s gun culture in charts: gun rights vs gun control spending
Title: Pandemic Health Footprint Over Time Image Description: A 2-page graphic with a key and complex graph on page 1, separated into 4 simplified graphs on page 2. The graph contains 4 lines, with x-axis label “Time,” and y-axis label “Health Footprint of Pandemic.” The 4 lines curve in different ways with additional labels listed … Continue reading What is the Health Footprint of the Pandemic?
Title: Baseball Diamond Image description: Aerial view of a Major League Baseball field, with infield at the bottom and outfield at the top. The bases are laid out in a square, rotated 45-degrees, with 90 feet between each, connected by a solid line. Bases are marked by a dot and label, with home plate at … Continue reading What is the layout of a Major League Baseball field?
Title: Ukraine Map Image Description: Map of Ukraine with bordering countries and prominent cities labeled. North is up; north arrow is omitted. Surrounding Ukraine, clockwise from the northeast, is Poland, Belarus, Russia (northeast and east), Black Sea, Moldova, Romania, Hungary (not labeled), Slovakia (not labeled). Crimea is south of Ukraine within the Black Sea, … Continue reading Map of Ukraine, relevant cities and regions
Title: Tonga volcanic plume height Image Description: Chart showing a 2-dimensional view of the stratosphere and troposphere. The y-axis shows Altitude, from 0 to 35 km. The x-axis shows Longitude, from 158 to 162 degrees. There is a horizontal line at 15 kilometers separating the troposphere on the bottom with small, scattered clouds and … Continue reading How high was the Tonga volcanic plume?
Title: Russian Troop Locations, Feb 2022 Image Description: Map of Ukraine and bordering countries, showing locations of Russia’s troops, both permanently stationed and newly arrived units. North is up; north arrow is omitted. Ukraine is in the middle with Belarus to the northwest, Russia to the northeast and east, Moldova and Romania to the … Continue reading Where are Russia’s troops positioned near Ukraine?
Tactile graphic 1: Perseverance Parachute Description: Parachute viewed from below, showing patterned segments filled with orange, white, or a number or letter. The code along the outer circle is the coordinates of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. The code on the inner rings reads “DARE MIGHTY THINGS,” with the orange-keyed segments spacing out … Continue reading What was that secret code on NASA’s Mars Perseverance Parachute?
Graphic 1: Jan 6, 2021, US Capitol Overview Map Image Description: Map of the Capitol Building surrounded by police barricade fencing and the locations where it was breached. North is to the left. The US Capitol Building is shown as a thick, solid line, containing abbreviations (from left) for Senate Chamber, Rotunda, and House … Continue reading January 6 US Capitol Timeline Maps
Title: Space Flight Vehicle Comparison Image Description: Diagram of four space flight vehicles, representing the crew capsules with an empty outline and the propulsion systems with solid fill. The vehicle on the far left of the page is SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket that is a long cylinder with the Crew Dragon capsule on top. To … Continue reading What do the Boeing, SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic space vehicles look like?