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

Share
Embed
  • Loading...
  • Published on:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Space debris is a growing threat to space exploration. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOWhen 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.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
  • Source: https://youtu.be/vAjvQp69SS8
Loading...

Comment

  • Vox

     1 years ago

    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

     10 months ago

    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 *; //

     1 years ago

    Vox, ya a bunch of leftard cucks.

  • Anas Takiyudin

     1 years ago

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

  • Tyler Solvestri

     1 years ago

    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

     1 years ago

    Whoa.....mind blown

  • Hashtag

     1 years ago

    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

     1 years ago

    I agree!!

  • Aspect Science

     1 years ago

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

  • Sanjog K.

     1 years ago

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

  • Scrumcous Cake

     6 months ago

    @min_yng top 10 anime girls

  • Scrumcous Cake

     6 months ago

    @min_yng well she's legal she's 19

  • Matthew Mckenna

     1 years ago

    Hats off to her fantastic work.

  • michellowies

     9 months ago

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

  • Adam Hadley

     1 years ago

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

  • George

     1 years ago

    19?? I'm struggling to do an essay at university because I've got hangover and she's saving the future...

  • Voodoo3397

     1 years ago

    john pardon and dont forget intelligence

  • Xande

     1 years ago

    I like to inject myself with a little *BLACK TAR HEROIN* before every study session. Helps me relax#BlackTarHeroin4Life

  • Fidddle2Pie

     1 years ago

    SHE'S SO COOL OMG INSPIRED

  • Rice is Betta

     1 years ago

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

  • Tyler Solvestri

     1 years ago

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

  • Enthused Norseman

     1 years ago

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

  • AlexLordAlcyone

     2 months ago

    @Rodrigo Silva "not intentional" is simply not a good enough excuse. In the case of satellites, it is intentional. there are loads of satellites that have reached the end of their time of use and no plan was ever set forth for their recovery. They were deliberately abandoned. There have been collisions of these satellites which have created thousands of pieces of debris.

  • LordVeni

     10 months ago

    Humans

  • KeLion Pro

     1 years ago

    It’s amazing what the kids of this century can accomplish

  • Blue Dude

     9 months ago

    Facts

  • abhisht singh

     1 years ago

    Damn I am 19 and now ashamed ;_;

  • AlexLordAlcyone

     2 months ago

    get inspired not ashamed. You have so much ahead of you.

  • chubby chu

     1 years ago

    hes asian too