Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Albedo

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What the heck is albedo? On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice have some fun in the sun with reflectivity and the definition of albedo.

What is high albedo? Are there any things that have no albedo? We talk about brightness, and objects that reflect versus absorb light. How does melanin impact albedo in humans? How bright or not bright is the moon? You’ll learn tricks on how to stay cooler in the summer. What is the view of earth like from the moon? What is earthshine? We’ll talk about our friends Al Bedo and Leonardo daVinci all on another StarTalk explainer!

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