Deadly Spheres: The Top 10 Ways the Solar System Can Kill, Maim or Really Really Hurt You

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  • Friday January 29, 2021
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
  • Doug Lively and Mike Keefe, Solar System Ambassadors
  • Raleigh Astronomy Club & NASA JPL
  • Audience: Teenagers and Adults

The ancient Greeks often viewed stars (excluding planets) as stoic enduring markers fixed in a crystalline sphere that we know as the night sky. However, modern science has shown that this is hardly the case. On the contrary, stars are dynamic objects with motion and a life cycle of birth, existence and eventual death of their own. This entertaining presentation will explore 10 ways that stars (over their life cycles) can cause extinction, injury and harm on Earth.


Deadly Spheres: The Top 10 Ways the Solar  System Can Kill, Maim or Really Really Hurt You  

Illustration: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)