Join Donate

Planetary RadioJuly 16, 2012

Fire and Ice With Volcanologist Rosaly Lopes

Download MP3

Special Guests
Rosaly Lopes
Rosaly Lopes

Senior Research Scientist/Manager for Planetary Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPL volcanologist Rosaly Lopes has discovered more volcanos than anyone else, including 71 on Jupiter’s moon Io.  She is fascinated by these fiery (and sometimes frigid) features of our dynamic solar system, and shared her love of them at the recent SETIcon. Emily Lakdawalla talks about a newly-discovered moon of Pluto, while Bill Nye celebrates more humans on the ISS. Bruce and Mat welcome a celebrity Random Space Fact provider on What's Up.

Related Links

Trivia Contest

This week's prize is an engraved Fisher Space Pen!

This week's question:
Who comprises International Space Station Expedition 32? (Six people.)

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, July 23, at 2 pm Pacific time to planetaryradio@planetary.org containing:

  1. Your answer
  2. Your name
  3. How to pronounce your name
  4. Your mailing address
  5. Your email address!

Last week's question:
Where in the solar system is crater Nyele?

Answer:
Coming soon in next week's show!

Question from the week before:

Approximately how many times has the Sun gone around the galactic center since our home star started nuclear fusion?

Answer:
About 20 times, give or take.

Listen more: Venus, interview, Earth, Mars, Jupiter's moons, Io, Enceladus, Titan, geology, ice worlds, Galileo, Cassini, Voyager 1 and 2

You are here:
Comments & Sharing
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Mat Kaplan
Support Radio

Keep our weekly radio program broadcasting online and on the air around the world.

Donate