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Planetary Insights

Scott Sheppard – Neptune Trojans

Posted on May 3, 2013 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Scott Sheppard – Neptune Trojans

Scott Sheppard explains how he uses powerful telescopes to detect distant asteroids sharing the orbit of Neptune

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Jean-Luc Margot – Radar Astronomy and the Asteroid Impact Hazard

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Jean-Luc Margot – Radar Astronomy and the Asteroid Impact Hazard

UCLA Professor Jean-Luc Margot explains how radar astronomy drastically improves the ability for humans to predict and mitigate asteroid impact hazards. For more information about the UCLA’s Radar Astronomy Group, please visit: http://radarastronomy.org

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David Paige – Ice and the Origins of Life

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

David Paige – Ice and the Origins of Life

David Paige explains why studying ice on Mercury is important for understanding the origins of life on Earth and the habitability of extrasolar planets.

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David Paige – Mercury Organics Brought By Comets

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

David Paige – Mercury Organics Brought By Comets

David Paige explains how organic material brought to Mercury by comets creates a dark crust over subsurface ice in permanently shadowed regions.

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David Paige – Water Ice on Mercury

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

David Paige – Water Ice on Mercury

David Paige explains how he uses a thermal model of Mercury to locate surface and subsurface ice in the north polar region.

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Planetary Insights – Small Bodies

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Small Bodies

Guest astronomer Pedro Lacerda describes his work into small bodies

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Planetary Insights – Icy Moons

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Icy Moons

Graduate student Matt Walker discusses his work with icy moons.

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Planetary Insights – Landslides on Mars

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Landslides on Mars

ESS graduate student Jessica Watkins talks about Martian landslides

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Planetary Insights – Planetary Heat Flow

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Planetary Heat Flow

Researcher Jean Pierre Williams talks about planetary heat flow

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Planetary Insights – Exoplanets

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Exoplanets

Professor Brad Hansen discusses his research into exoplanet systems

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Planetary Insights – Magnetic Fields

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Magnetic Fields

Student Hao Cao describes his research into magnetic fields.

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Planetary Insights – Dawn, Vesta & Ceres

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Dawn, Vesta & Ceres

Graduate student, Jennifer Scully discusses NASA’s Dawn mission

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Planetary Insights – Planetary Atmospheres

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Planetary Atmospheres

Assistant Prof. Jonathan Mitchell discusses his research into Titan

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Planetary Insights – White Dwarfs & Exoplanets

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – White Dwarfs & Exoplanets

Shane Frewen explains how white dwarfs become “polluted”.

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Planetary Insights – Near-Earth Asteroids

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Near-Earth Asteroids

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Planetary Insights – “Polluted” White Dwarfs

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – “Polluted” White Dwarfs

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Planetary Insights – Exoplanets

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Exoplanets

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Planetary Insights – Planet Formation

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Planet Formation

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Planetary Insights – Lunar Geochemistry

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Lunar Geochemistry

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Planetary Insights – Impactites

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Impactites

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