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Bruce BettsMarch 14, 2014

Intro Astronomy Class 6: Mars (continued) and Asteroids

In my sixth class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class at CSUDH, I continue our exploration of Mars and then discuss asteroids. The video is below. For more information about the class, see my class page, http://planetary.org/bettsclass

This lecture covers Mars (continued discussion including the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers, Phoenix lander, and moons Phobos and Deimos) and Asteroids (general, exploration including Shoemaker NEAR, Dawn, Hayabusa, and OSIRIS-REx, the asteroid belt, and meteorites) and includes an interview with NEOWISE Principal Investigator Amy Mainzer of JPL. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 6: Mars (cont.), Asteroids

Lecture 6 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2014 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers Mars (continued discussion including Opportunity and Curiosity and moons Phobos and Deimos) and Asteroids (general, exploration, asteroid belt, meteorites) and includes an interview with NEOWISE Principal Investigator Amy Mainzer of JPL. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

In the next class, I will cover the threat of Near Earth Asteroids, then move to the Jupiter System.

Read more: Messages from Earth, OSIRIS-REx, Dawn, Opportunity, scale comparisons, Spirit, Phoenix, Mars Exploration Rovers, Planetary Society Video, Mars, Planetary Society, Phobos, asteroid 433 Eros, Deimos, asteroid 4 Vesta, asteroid 25143 Itokawa, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), asteroid 1 Ceres, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, meteorites, Hayabusa (MUSES-C), asteroids, NEAR, geology, impact cratering

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