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Bruce BettsMarch 21, 2014

Intro Astronomy Class 7: Near Earth Asteroids and the Jupiter System

In my seventh class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class at CSUDH, I explore the threat of near Earth asteroids and introduce the Jupiter System. The video is below. For more information about the class, see my class page, http://planetary.org/bettsclass

This lecture covers the near Earth asteroid threat to Earth (including statistics, past impacts, and information on the Chelyabinsk fireball), introduces the Jupiter System, and includes an interview with Tim Spahr, Director of the Minor Planet Center. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 7: Near Earth Asteroids, Jupiter System

Lecture 7 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2014 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers the near Earth asteroid threat to Earth (including statistics, past impacts, and information on the Chelyabinsk fireball), introduces the Jupiter system, and includes an interview with Tim Spahr, Director of the Minor Planet Center. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

In the next class, I will continue our exploration of the Jupiter System and then move to the Saturnian System.

Read more: spectroscopy, Dawn, planetary defense and Mirror Bees, Shoemaker NEO Grants, Jupiter's moons, Jupiter's rings, Planetary Society Video, Planetary Society, Jupiter, interview, Cassini, Galileo, Voyager 1 and 2, Pioneer 10 and 11, near-Earth asteroids, planetary astronomy, meteorites, meteors, magnetospheres, Earth impact hazard, planetary rings, asteroids, explaining science, impact cratering, Juno

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