Michael A'Hearn

Nov. 12, 2010

A Trip To A Comet

Last week, a NASA mission paid a visit to comet Hartley 2, flying by at a distance of just a few hundred miles. We'll talk about what they learned.

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Jan. 29, 2010

Tracking Near-Earth Objects

The US spends $4 million each year to search for comets or asteroids that could threaten the planet. That's not enough to get the job done, according to a new report from the National Research Council.

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