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Planetary RadioDecember 16, 2013

A Big Week for Space Science at the AGU and Beyond

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Casey Dreier

Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society

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Emily Lakdawalla

Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society

The annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union revealed lots of science, some of it astounding.  Emily Lakdawalla was there with Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator Casey Dreier, whose news was not quite as good.  Bill Nye congratulates the Chinese space agency on its successful landing of a rover on the moon.   Bruce Betts finds lots to talk about in a star-filled sky on What’s Up, as he and Mat give away another Year in Space Calendar.

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This week's prize is the 2014 Year In Space Wall Calendar!

This week's question:
What is the only planet in the solar system besides Earth to have had a successful soft lander before it had a successful orbiter?

To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http:planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at planetaryradio@planetary.org no later than Monday, December 23, at 2pm Pacific Time.  Be sure to include your name, mailing address and shirt size.

Last week's question:
What mass of lunar regolith did Apollo 17 return to Earth?

Answer:
The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:
What does ISON, as in Comet ISON, stand for?

Answer:
The Russian-led International Scientific Optical Network

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