This 19-year-old can keep astronauts safe from space junk

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Space debris is a growing threat to space exploration.

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    When 15-year-old Amber Yang first heard about space trash it gave her nightmares. How could such an imminent threat to space exploration be left on the back burner?

    After seeing videos with astronaut Scott Kelly, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Within a few years she consumed all the media she could on space debris, taught herself to code, and learned the ins and outs of astrophysics.

    By 18 she had developed an AI-based space debris tracking program that she claims is one of the most accurate in the world.

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  • Vox

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    There's another big risk out there: asteroids. Roughly 16,000 near earth objects were detected by NASA to date. Here's a video on how concerned you should be about a collision with Earth: http://bit.ly/2qVCCI6

  • Alex Brittain

     (Sep 20, 2018)

    Vox basically anything natural in space disintegrates in the atmosphere. There is no need for concern. Even if a single object entered the atmosphere, the vast majority of the planet is uninhabited. Over 80% is just trees and ocean

  • ̈ ; DROP DATABASE *; //

     (Apr 27, 2018)

    Vox, ya a bunch of leftard cucks.

  • Gipsy Danger

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    Hats off to her fantastic work.

  • michellowies

     (Oct 23, 2018)

    Smart girl. We here more of her in the future.

  • Adam Hadley

     (Apr 26, 2018)

    #killwomenandchildren 2018 what? Is that a reference or something irl that I'm not catching?

  • Sanjog K.

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    Met her in the space hackathon last year at MIT. Her group won.

  • Scrumcous Cake

     (Jan 5, 2019)

    +min_yng top 10 anime girls

  • Scrumcous Cake

     (Jan 5, 2019)

    +min_yng well she's legal she's 19

  • Fidddle2Pie

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    SHE'S SO COOL OMG INSPIRED

  • Rice is Betta

     (Apr 29, 2018)

    Omg, yess!! SO proud of hwr, keep up rhe work, Amber yang! You deserve the credits!

  • Tyler Solvestri

     (Apr 29, 2018)

    OMHOHMMGOGMGLGMGM SHE IS AMAZING JESUS CHRIST I NEED THE POLICE HERE TO TELL THEM HOW AWESOME SHE ISSSSSS!

  • Enthused Norseman

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    Fantastic, we've barely been to space and we're already trashing it. Way to go, humanity.

  • LordVeni

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    Humans

  • Lance Walker

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    "It" is infinite, don't be so arrogant to believe we are capable of such things.

  • Tony Mintz

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    NASA seriously needs to hire her asap.

  • Charlie Tian

     (May 1, 2018)

    nah. lots of college kids (esp Stanford) can get hired by NASA. She needs to LEAD NASA

  • Tech Freak

     (Apr 26, 2018)

    Gerardo Muniz NASA contracts spacex though?

  • Michael Wade

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    "... there's been no casualties yet." Human nature is maddening.

  • Michael Wade

     (May 4, 2018)

    If you were to watch the video, you'd notice that the quote in my comment references a quote from the video directly. Yes, cosmonauts have given their lives in the exploration of space, although those deaths were the result of experimental science, not collisions with space debris.As for my comment, I am quoting from the video where it mentions that there have been no casualties yet *from space debris*.

  • TherealGeorgeSt-Pierre

     (May 4, 2018)

    Michael Wade uhhh russian cosmonauts died in space dummy

  • Science with Katie

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    She’s so amazing! And so young! 👏🏼

  • Tovis

     (May 26, 2018)

    Emily P wtf

  • Emily P

     (Apr 27, 2018)

    And the prime of her physical and sexual beauty, which will start deteriorating in a few days. :(

  • Hashtag

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    I love this video, that it focused entirely on this girls life's work and went to great detail about the issues she's trying to solve, withouth just constantly mentioning her age and talking about "she's onlyyy 19, and so cool look" so much better than pretty much all vidoes that feature a younger person solving increidbly complex issues;Good Job Vox

  • Witch of Hyrule

     (Apr 27, 2018)

    I agree!!

  • Aspect Science

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    Agreed! It was pretty refreshing, plus her work is super interesting

  • Anas Takiyudin

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    When I was in her age, I was 19 years old.

  • Tyler Solvestri

     (Apr 29, 2018)

    How was your sex life in that instance?, You like ice cream?, 2×2= 6?, if you die drowned do you die from water drinking or lack of breath?

  • Gerson Monroy

     (Apr 29, 2018)

    Whoa.....mind blown