Space http://wesa.fm en Look Up! Comet ISON Starts Its Pass Around the Sun http://wesa.fm/post/look-comet-ison-starts-its-pass-around-sun <p>It might not live up to its hype as the “Comet of the Century,” but Comet ISON could still light up the night sky this December.</p><p>Comet ISON — named after the Russian-based organization that discovered it in 2012 — was originally predicted by the astronomy community to possibly be as bright as the moon, giving it the title “Comet of the Century.” According to Dan Malerbo, program coordinator of the Buhl Planetarium, the three-mile wide comet has not brightened at its expected rate and now might not even survive it’s trip around the sun.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:29:39 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 20137 at http://wesa.fm Exploiting Extraterrestrial Resources: Economic and Legal Issues in Outer Space http://wesa.fm/post/exploiting-extraterrestrial-resources-economic-and-legal-issues-outer-space <p></p><p>With the steady depletion of earth’s natural resources and accelerating population growth, more and more people are giving serious thought to the idea of outer space resource exploration.</p><p>But how should the process be regulated? Professor <a href="http://www.pointpark.edu/Academics/Schools/Business/FacultyandStaff/Faculty/DimitrisKraniou"><strong>Dimitris Kraniou</strong></a>, Point Park University Chair of the Department of Global Management and Organization, has been teaching this <a href="http://www.pointpark.edu/NewsBusiness.aspx?id=658">subject matter</a> for years in his special project classes for graduate students. He turns real life global problems into outer space "what if" scenarios for students to solve. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8363 at http://wesa.fm Exploiting Extraterrestrial Resources: Economic and Legal Issues in Outer Space