Laboratory

80: Places where people can have adventures with Br. Consolmagno

Brother Guy Consolmagno  shares a Coke and talks about the  Vatican Observatory , a discovery that got him in trouble with the Voyager team, and why being next to a dairy farm was convenient when he wanted to measure the properties of meteorites.

Brother Guy Consolmagno shares a Coke and talks about the Vatican Observatory, a discovery that got him in trouble with the Voyager team, and why being next to a dairy farm was convenient when he wanted to measure the properties of meteorites.

True color image of Jupiter's moon Io, taken by the Galileo Spacecraft. Image- NASA/JPL-Caltech.

True color image of Jupiter's moon Io, taken by the Galileo Spacecraft. Image- NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Episode 30: Space weathering with Dr. Kaluna

Dr. Heather Kaluna  talks about space weathering, which changes the surfaces of the moon, asteroids, and Mercury. She studies space weathering in a laboratory, where she can reproduce hundreds of millions of years of weathering in just forty minutes. This image shows Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut and the only geologist to have been to the moon (NASA).

Dr. Heather Kaluna talks about space weathering, which changes the surfaces of the moon, asteroids, and Mercury. She studies space weathering in a laboratory, where she can reproduce hundreds of millions of years of weathering in just forty minutes. This image shows Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut and the only geologist to have been to the moon (NASA).