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Planetary RadioOctober 18, 2010

Listening for the Big Bang With LISA

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If funded, as just recommended by the National Research Council, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna should detect the gravity waves generated by the universe's biggest explosions, including its birth. Physicist Tom Prince tells us how. Emily Lakdawalla shares more of what she learned at the recent DPS annual meeting. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan have to polish their Morse code skills for this week's Random Space Fact as they also give away the BBC series Wonders of the Solar System" in the new What's Up? space trivia contest. Bill Nye is on assignment in Washington."

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