NASA’s DART mission

Martin Elvis

Dr. Martin Elvis talks about the exciting NASA DART mission, the dangers of Near Earth Asteroids, and why we’re sending a spacecraft to ram at full speed into the moon of an asteroid!

Watch the impact live on NASA TV starting 6:00pm Eastern Sept. 26th, 2022: 

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Speaker Bio:

Dr. Martin Elvis is an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian who has published over 400 papers on supermassive black holes, which we see as quasars. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Member of the Aspen Center for Physics, and is past-Chair of the Hubble Space Telescope Users’ Committee and of the High Energy Division of the American Astronomical Society. Concerned about the future of astronomy he has turned his research to asteroid mining, covering both technical and legal/policy issues. Asteroid 9283 Martinelvis is named after him. He is the author of “Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed will determine our Future in Space” from Yale University Press.


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