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Planetary RadioOctober 22, 2012

Amazing Science at the 2012 DPS Meeting

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Heidi Hammel

Vice President, Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; AURA Executive Vice President

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Jim Bell

President, Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Mastcam-Z Principal Investigator; Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

Rosaly Lopes
Rosaly Lopes

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

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William Hartmann

Planetary scientist, author, and artist

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Bill Borucki

Kepler Principal Investigator

Alan Stern
Alan Stern

New Horizons Principal Investigator, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The 44th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences brought Earth's most productive planetary scientists to Reno, Nevada last week.  The Planetary Society's Emily Lakdawalla and Mat Kaplan were there to report on the amazing science unveiled. Planetary Radio talks to many of the major players. Bill Nye heads to Washington for the celebration of 50 years of solar system space missions. What's Up offers the weekly guide to the night sky and a t-shirt to the winner of the space trivia contest.

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