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Planetary RadioDecember 3, 2012

All Together Now! The News From Curiosity

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John Grotzinger

Curiosity Project Scientist, California Institute of Technology

Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist John Grotzinger's fascinating comments at a December 3rd press conference.  Emily Lakdawalla talks with host Mat Kaplan immediately after the briefing held at the San Francisco meeting of the American Geophysical Union. All of Curiosity's wonderful instruments are now working in concert to provide unprecedented and literally groundbreaking data on the surface of the Red Planet. Bill Nye sees common ground between a new rule for humans on commercial spacecraft and good news about radiation levels on Mars. Bruce Betts takes us on another What's Up trip around the night sky.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is a beautiful and informative 2013 Year In Space wall calendar.

This week's question:
TRMM is the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission.  It is a joint project of NASA and what other space agency?

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, December 10, at 2 pm Pacific time to containing:

  1. Your answer
  2. Your name
  3. How to pronounce your name
  4. Your mailing address
  5. Your email address!

Last week's question:

Last week's question:
What do you think Curiosity has discovered on Mars?  The most creative and/or humorous answer will win.

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:
What is the third most common element in the photosphere of the Sun by weight?


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