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Space Hazards - a.y. 2019/20

Programma

Space is a harmful place. Earth is in space and, although its atmosphere efficiently protects us against most space hazards, we are still exposed to some of them. This seminar will present a survey of the main hazards related to Space, ranging from the rare and catastrophic ones, such as big meteorites, which have certainly caused past mass extinctions, to the much more frequent events, such as solar storms, which can badly affect satellites, astronauts and telecommunications. Among them, more exotic phenomena, including gamma rays from distant galaxies and possible visits form outside the Solar System, will also be explored and discussed.

Svolgimento

Week

Date

Lecture hours

 

Subject

Tot

h

1

2020-05-18

17-19

Introduction to Space Hazards

2

2020-05-19

16-19

Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites

3

2020-05-20

16-19

Cosmic explosions and space weather

3

2020-05-22

17-19

Space debris and alien life

2

Bibliografia

Scientific papers will be recommended during the seminar.

Andrea Tiengo

Professore Associato in Astronomia e Astrofisica

Ciclo :  XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV

Tipologia corso : Caratterizzante

Curriculum : Rischi Idrometeorologici, Geologici, Chimici ed Ambientali

Periodo: Semestre II

Anno accademico: 2019-2020