Catalyst: Closer look at asteroid Bennu

“Catalyst” follows the OSIRIS-REX satellite that travelled 2 million kilometers to catch up with asteroid Bennu and photograph its surface, all in preparation for an eventual landing and return mission. Experts at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and ASU’s Meteorite Museum explain how Bennu could help astrophysicists defend Earth from asteroid impacts.

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Catalyst: ELL teaching programs

In this segment:

Steve Chesley, NASA JPL Planetary Defense
Philip Christensen, ASU School Of Earth and Space Exploration
Meenakshi Wadhwa, School of Earth and Space Exploration

Luna and Sophie

Luna and Sophie investigating in the lab

Luna Kunath and Sophie Pohlmann are best friends and polar opposites. They’re also partners, working together to solve crimes in Potsdam.

Great Performances: "Merry Wives"

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park set in South Harlem tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him.

American Experience "Plague at the Golden Gate"

Joseph Kinyoun in uniform at his desk

Discover how an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900 set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.