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