10 Apr 2017

Carrie Nugent: Asteroid Hunter

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:08 pm on 10 April 2017

Every 50 years or so, one of the  thousands of asteroids circling our sun sets off on a collision course with our planet.  An asteroid that hit the earth 66 million years ago destroyed the dinosours, so it's kind of important to know where our cosmic neighbours are and what they're up to.

Enter Carrie Nugent. She is an asteroid hunter. She works on a NASA funded project to map asteroids and plot their trajectory.

Carrie Nugent also hosts a regular podcast in which she chats about part of our universe with an expert guest.

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