Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
Blogs

Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla

Planetary Society Weekly Hangout: Being WISE about asteroids, comets, and brown dwarfs with Amy Mainzer

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

14-03-2013 14:00 CDT

Topics: podcasts and videos, asteroids, comets, Earth impact hazard, near-Earth asteroids, trojans and centaurs, stars and galaxies, WISE, astronomy, planetary astronomy

Join me on Thursday at noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 1900 UTC for the Planetary Society's weekly hangout! My guest this week will be NEOWISE principal investigator Amy Mainzer. NEOWISE is the asteroid-hunting portion of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, mission, which scanned the entire sky twice in infrared light before entering hibernation mode in 2011. We'll talk about new views of asteroids in our solar system and brown dwarfs outside it. We'll probably also talk about other recent small-body news, like the Russian meteor, recent Earth near-misses, comets PANSTARRS and ISON, and the one that's expected to zip past Mars next year.

The video is embedded below. If it does not appear for you, please refresh the page or just go to Youtube. Once the show is over, you can watch the recording here. You can ask questions here, on Twitter with hashtag #planetarylive, or on comments on the Youtube page for the video, and I'll relay them to Amy.

Stand by....JPL is having a little trouble connecting....

Artist's concept of nearby binary brown dwarfs WISE J104915.57-531906

NASA / JPL / Gemini Observatory / AURA / NSF

Artist's concept of nearby binary brown dwarfs WISE J104915.57-531906
The bright star in the background is the Sun, only 6.5 light-years from this pair.
 
See other posts from March 2013

 

Or read more blog entries about: podcasts and videos, asteroids, comets, Earth impact hazard, near-Earth asteroids, trojans and centaurs, stars and galaxies, WISE, astronomy, planetary astronomy

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

Advocacy

Election 2016

Space rarely makes a strong showing in national elections, despite the major state of transition NASA finds itself in today.

Help us catalog and source statements made by candidates referring to civil space issues.

Learn More

Featured Images

Tempel 1
Mercury and Venus from MESSENGER
HiRISE view of Curiosity, sol 1207 (December 29, 2015)
Tiny grains of Martian sand
More Images

Featured Video

Intro Astronomy 2016. Class 2: How We Explore Space

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!