Professor Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz
Veteran astronomer and cosmologist Sandra Faber has just been awarded the Gruber Prize for Cosmology, honoring more than forty years of pioneering work. She talks with Mat Kaplan on this week’s show. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye tells us about his contribution to a conversation about protecting other worlds from aggressive life here on Earth. Bruce Betts takes us to the broiling highlands of Venus and the frigid plains of Mars for the space trivia contest.
European Southern Observatory
New Very Large Telescope image of galaxy Messier 77
R. R. Jones / Hubble Deep Field Team / NASA
Astronomer Sandra Faber and a portion of the Hubble Space Telescope Deep Field