How gravity and a few lucky cosmic bounces are informing the research of author-scientist-alum Greg Brennecka and other asteroid chasers.
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 11:25 am
Greg Brennecka, BS ’03
Department of Geology
Tarantula Nebula, courtesy James Webb Space Telescope
An artist's rendition of Bennu’s collection process. Known as a “touch and go” sample collect, the job involves a blast of nitrogen gas, which stirs-up the material and makes it easier to gather. Courtesy NASA.
Pillars of Creation, Eagle Nebula, courtesy James Webb Space Telescope.