Plainville teen finalist in Space Lab contest
Hopes to study how snow forms in zero gravity
Emerald Bresnahan, a 17-year-old from Plainville, was one of 2,000 students globally who designed experiments and submitted them online for a chance to have their theories tested at the international space station. Bresnahan’s experiment is designed to test her thesis that by studying the formation of a snowflake, much can be learned about the birth of a galaxy. Yesterday, YouTube and Google announced Bresnahan is one of nine finalists in the YouTube Space Lab competition.