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Planetary RadioOctober 14, 2013

Emily Lakawalla's DPS Report

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Emily Lakdawalla

Solar System Specialist, The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society’s Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist recaps this year’s revealing meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS). Bill Nye tracks Juno’s fall to Earth last week, while Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan enjoy an “eccentric” What’s Up segment, including the weekly space trivia contest.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize package is the new and stylish Planetary Radio t-shirt.

This week's question:
What was the name of Scott Carpenter's Mercury spacecraft?

To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at or write to us at no later than Monday, October 21st, at 2pm Pacific Time.  Be sure to include your name, mailing address and shirt size.

Last week's question:
What nebula would fit best in the movie, "The Godfather?"

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:
What is Mercury's eccentricity?  (Give us at least 2 or 3 digits.)

Mercury's orbit is the most eccentric of the solar system's planets, at 0.2056.

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