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Can Laser Bees Save Earth? Exploring Asteroid Deflection With Alison Gibbings

Laser Bees lab laser ablation of sandstone rock

Air Date: 03/05/2012
Run Time: 0:28:50

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Grad student Alison Gibbings came to Planetary Society headquarters with an update on research supported by the Society at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Alison is part of Dr. Max Vasile's team that is testing laser ablation as a way to change the course of a Near Earth Object. Emily Lakdawalla tells us what's up with solar system exploration this month, while Bill Nye recounts his experience at last week's TED conference. Stay tuned for the latest space trivia contest from Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan.

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