comets

The science of space rocks

The Solar System is known for its complex composition, including debris from asteroids and comets, called meteorites. Arizona State University Curator, Laurence Garvie, shows us what we can learn from each unique space rock that has landed on Earth.

Could bubbles aid NASA in catching comets?

Scientist, author, and self-proclaimed science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the structural properties and lesser known science applications of bubbles and foam.  For more, check out her podcast Science Underground.

SciTech Now Episode 224

In this episode, we learn why beluga whales are a reflection of the health of a watershed; author and scientist Ainissa Ramirez discusses how bubbles might help NASA catch comets; we explore the importance of studying the physiological changes that occur in traders during financial bubbles and crises; and a collaborative workspace reveals how it serves […]

Do we have a plan for asteroids heading towards Earth?

When the subject of planetary defense appears in the news, there’s the inevitable allusion to the box office hit Armageddon and some mention of the meteor that unexpectedly pierced through the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia back in 2013.  It would seem as if these two examples are the only hooks with which to engage the […]