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Emily Lakdawalla At Her Favorite Conference While Alan Stern Stirs Up the Solar System

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Air Date: 03/25/2014
Run Time: 28:50

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Guests:

  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
  • Alan Stern, New Horizons Principal Investigator, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Topics: product review, New Horizons, Rosetta and Philae, astronomy, Planetary Radio, Mars, Bill Nye

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A busy show, as Emily shares highlights from last week’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and Alan Stern provides updates on the Rosetta comet mission and his New Horizons probe that is nearing Pluto. Alan also addresses the controversy around Uwingu’s Name a Martian Crater project. Bill Nye makes gravity waves about the big cosmology discovery announced last week. Bruce Betts shoots for the moons on this week’s What’s Up.

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What major moon orbits Saturn at about the same distance our Moon orbits the Earth?

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