Plant Pathogens Observed From Orbit

25 June 2012


NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of phytoplankton in bloom in Australia's Shark Bay on November 6, 2004.


What can farmers learn from physicists? This month in Naked Astronomy we'll find out how satellite imaging can help to understand and control crop diseases, as well as how precisely timed pulsars point to gravitational waves. Plus, a roundup of space science news and the answers to your astronomy and cosmology questions.

In this episode

Potato with Blight

Studying Crop Diseases from Space
with Dr Hugh Mortimer, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories

Pulsars Point to Gravitational Waves
with Chiara Mingarelli, University of Birmingham


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