Ep. 503: Gravity Mapping

The Earth looks like a perfect sphere, but down here on the surface we see that there are mountains, rivers, oceans, glaciers, all kinds of features with different densities and shapes. Scientists can map this produce a highly detailed gravity map of our planet. And it turns out, this is very useful for other worlds too.

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Show Notes

Gravity
What is Gravity?
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
GRAIL mission to the moon
GRAIL | Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory
Dawn mission
Dawn Gravity Science of Ceres
Juno Mission – Gravity map of Jupiter
Gravity map of Mars
Dark Energy Survey
Cosmos map of Dark Matter

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One Response to Ep. 503: Gravity Mapping

  1. susie October 29, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

    Fraser was traveling this week, so this wasn’t his regular setup.

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