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Planetary Society Weekly Hangout: Reports from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Emily Lakdawalla reports from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and Casey Dreier reports on great news for Planetary Science funding at NASA.


Planetary Society Hangout: March 7th, 2013 - What's Going On With Curiosity and a NASA Budget Update

The Curiosity rover hit an unexpected snag last week and had to switch over to a backup computer. It's coming out of "Safe Mode" operations later this week, but JPL engineers are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. We talk to Emily Lakdawalla to find out more.


Planetary Society Hangout: Asteroid Astronomy with Andy Rivkin

Emily and Andy talked about the menagerie of rocks in the asteroid belt, how many of them travel in pairs and triples, how some of them are surprisingly wet, and how much you can learn about asteroids using Earth-based telescopes.


Planetary Society Hangout: Feb 21st, 2013 - The Spectre of Sequester at NASA with Jon Morse


Planetcast Webcast: Asteroid 2012 DA 14 AND the Meteor Airburst

Watch the recording of our popular webcast about these two historic events, featuring Bill Nye and Bruce Betts.


Planetary Society Hangout with Emily Lakdawalla and Courtney Dressing: nearby exoplanets

Emily Lakdawalla and Courtney Dressing to talk about just how common Earth-sized exoplanets may be in our neighborhood.


Planetary Society Hangout: Feb 7th, 2013 - Snow on Mars and the future of Planetary Science with Paul Hayne

This week our guest is Dr. Paul Hayne from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Hayne studies snow and ice on Mars, extreme temperatures of the Moon, is a science collaborator on the Cassini mission. He also founded the group Young Scientists for Planetary Exploration to help organize early-career scientists to be aware of the politics of space.


Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 31, 2013: Sarah Noble on Working on the Moon from Washington

We welcomed guest Sarah Noble to our weekly Google+ Hangout. Sarah is a lunar geologist and a civil servant working in the Research & Analysis program at NASA Headquarters. We'll talk about squiggly lines on the Moon, about working at NASA HQ, and the lunar mission launching later this year, LADEE, for which Sarah has recently been named Program Scientist.


Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 24th, 2013 - Hunting Asteroids with Gary Hug

Gary Hug is an asteroid hunter. He scans the skies every night looking for new near-Earth objects and refining orbital measurements for existing ones. He is also one of the Planetary Society's Gene Shoemaker Grant recipients, which is our program to provide highly-skilled amateur astronomers with the equipment and support needed to continue the search for potentially hazardous asteroids.


Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 17th, 2013 - Curiosity Drilling with Joel Hurowitz

Dr. Joel Hurowitz from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory joins Emily Lakdawalla this week to talk about Curiosity's drilling and sampling system.


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