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Planetary RadioSeptember 13, 2010

Solar Probe Plus Will Fly to the Sun

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Lika Guhathakurta

Program Scientist, Solar Probe Plus

How do you protect a spacecraft that will fly right into the Sun's corona? Solar Probe Plus Program Scientist Lika Guhathakurta tells us how NASA will make it work, and the mysteries that may be solved. Emily Lakdawalla has both praise and criticism for Discover magazine in her review in the Planetary Society blog. Bill Nye, The Society's new Executive Director, tells us what Top Chef says about our priorities in space. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan play hooky as they explore the night sky and offer a Planetary Radio t-shirt in the new space trivia contest.

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