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The U.S. space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has released a series of AstrOlympics posters that show the physical parallels between space and winter Olympic sports.

Read alsoUkrainian national team marching in Pyeongchang at Olympics Opening CeremonyEach of the eight posters focuses on a topic of physics: speed, distance, mass, time, pressure, rotation and density.

By checking out the AstrOlympics posters, space and sports fans can learn the commonalities between figure skaters and rotating pulsars, as well as the similarities between ski jumpers and crashing galaxies.

The AstrOlympics project explores the spectacular range of science that we can find both in the impressive feats of the Olympic Games as well as cosmic phenomena throughout the Universe.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 took place at the stadium in Pyeongchang (South Korea) on February 9.