What is Thermal Inertia?

OSIRIS-REx presents a new 321Science video about how sunlight can affect the orbits of small asteroids and why snakes lie on roads as the Sun sets. This video explores the concept of thermal inertia and is a companion video to What is the Yarkovsky effect? 

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Music: Feeling Positive by Matthias Harris

Thanks to the 321Science team: Anna Spitz, Symeon Platts, Melissa Dykhuis, James Keane, Heather Roper, Zoe Bentley, Rose Patchell, Sarah Spitz, Ross Dubois, and OSIRIS-REx Scientists and Educators. 

OSIRIS-REx Presents 321Science posts entertaining videos about asteroid science and mission information. OSIRIS-REx is a NASA New Frontiers mission which will launch to asteroid Bennu in 2016 and return a sample of the asteroid to Earth in 2023.

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