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Archive: Science Update: The Cosmic Shooting Gallery, November 19, 2020

Stuff hits the Earth all the time, but fortunately we have a nice thick warm atmosphere that vaporizes everything smaller than an SUV. Spacecraft have to be specially engineered to survive reentry, and they are only going a fraction of typical interplanetary speeds. We will explore what we know about space junk, and discuss how asteroids could be nature’s way of asking “How’s that space program coming along?” Remember the dinosaur’s answer…

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "Dr. Storrs shared fascinating information about comets in our solar system. As a science educator, it is so important to stay up-to-date with space discoveries so that students understand the importance of space exploration."
  • "The presenter, Alex was very passionate, listening to him speak was very informative"
  • "This seminar provided so much valuable information and it was wonderful that Alex used personal experience throughout the event!"

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