UNC-TV Science

Space Scoop

Clip: Season 3 | 5m 34s

See the new device NASA is testing to chip pieces off an asteroid. The new tool for astronauts was not developed in NASA labs, but rather at High Point University right here in North Carolina. Scientists are interested in asteroids because they haven't changed much since the dawn of the solar system, and rocks the "Chip and Ship" can capture give scientists a picture of the solar system back then.

Aired: 03/08/16

Rating: NR

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