111: Dust hazard with Dr. Throop

Sagan Prize winner  Dr. Henry Throop  tells us how scientists look for micron-sized dust that’s millions of miles away to protect the New Horizons spacecraft. This search involves computer modeling, occultation observations, and plenty of teamwork.  Henry Throop at the 2.12-meter telescope at San Pedro Martir, Mexico / Photo: Eduardo de la Fuente

Sagan Prize winner Dr. Henry Throop tells us how scientists look for micron-sized dust that’s millions of miles away to protect the New Horizons spacecraft. This search involves computer modeling, occultation observations, and plenty of teamwork.

Henry Throop at the 2.12-meter telescope at San Pedro Martir, Mexico / Photo: Eduardo de la Fuente