What Does the Oumuamua Asteroid Have to Do With Climate Change?

Image: ESO/K. Meech et al. The blue circle shows the interstellar object.

Yes, there is a sort of connection. OK, it’s not connecting the asteroid and climate change-but rather these two ideas help us understand the nature of science.

Oumuanua

I’m going to start with Oumuamua (which is fun to say out loud). In case you aren’t familiar with it, this is the name of the recently discovered asteroid that…

--

--

--

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The benefits of open and transparent academic discussions are clear.

The sticky situation for Huntington’s disease: A metabolic direction

Put Yourself in Their Ears: Consider the Sensory Worlds of Nonhuman Animals

The Future of Drug Manufacturing: Just What The Doctor Ordered

Excellent Find.

iGEM Amsterdam 2020 is developing an algorithm to make biotechnological processes more sustainable…

Biosphere Earth — 6, The Forgotten Memory

Connected Minds Solve Problems

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Rhett Allain

Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.

More from Medium

Yes, There Are Only 8 Planets Instead of 9 Because There Used To Be Just 5.

Why Is the Sky Dark at Night?

Practical — Radio Astronomy

Starts With A Bang Podcast #77: Stellar Destruction with Dr. Yvette Cendes