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Conversation Starters: My Asteroid is Blowing Up!

Asteroids are big hunks of rock floating in space. The first asteroids ever to be discovered were given names from classical mythology, such as Ceres, Juno, Pallas and Vesta. What names can you think of for the next asteroids discovered?

In this episode, Mindy and Guy use their handy-dandy expando pump to expand the Wow Machine hoping to make it big enough for its gravitational field to pull an asteroid away from earth. What would you use the expando pump for?

Discuss what you would do if you worked at NASA? Would you be busy searching for extraterrestrial beings? Or would you be building a space elevator?