Frontiers in Astrophysics: Near-Earth Objects with Donald Yeomans
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As observers of a meteor that crashed in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region today can attest, near-earth objects that enter the earth’s atmosphere can wreak destruction. But these objects, which also include comets and asteroids, also provide clues to the solar system’s origins and could someday serve as stepping-stones to space exploration. In this podcast, Manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Objects program, Donald Yeomans, discusses the ongoing quest to find near-earth objects before they find us. The “Frontiers in Astrophysics” event took place at the Museum on January 14, 2013.