Jean-Luc Margot Radar Astronomy and the Asteroid Impact Hazard
The effect of an asteroid hitting Earth can be — and has been — devastating. Radar astronomy plays a critical role in evaluating and mitigating the risks associated with such asteroid impacts.
This week, UCLA asteroid expert Jean-Luc Margot will speak about using radar astronomy to monitor and respond to asteroid threats at the third Planetary Defense Conference of the International Academy of Astronautics, in Flagstaff, Ariz.
In this four-minute video, Margot, a professor in the department of Earth, planetary and space sciences and in the department of physics and astronomy, describes some of the radar astronomy research conducted in his UCLA laboratory.