What makes a planet a planet? In 2006, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of its planet status. Phillip Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss to the reasoning behind the reclassification of planets.
In this episode of SciTech Now, finding true darkness; securing 3D printed products; the reclassification of Planets; and restoring the Forest’s ecosystem.
After almost a decade-long journey and 3 billion miles through the solar system, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made history when it passed by Pluto in July of 2015. Dr. Phil Metzger, a planetary physicist at the University of Central Florida Space Institute and former NASA scientist at the Kennedy Space Center, discusses the significance of […]
In this episode of SciTech Now, archaeology moves underwater as researchers discover clues from the past; planetary physicist Phil Metzger on the New Horizons flyby over Pluto; one southern California couple is going to extreme measures to revolutionize the physical therapy industry; and PBS Secrets of the Dead has the extraordinary story of a young […]