Project Scientist, University of California San Diego
Robina Shaheen and Mark Thiemens tell us how an ancient Mars meteorite has revealed much about the red planet. Mat holds a tiny fragment of the rock in their UC San Diego lab. Emily Lakdawalla marvels at the best ever images of dwarf planet Ceres, largest object in the vast asteroid belt. Bill Nye says there’s good news for NASA in the new federal budget. Get your flu shot before you listen to this week’s What’s Up segment.
Host Mat Kaplan holds a tiny piece of famed Mars meteorite ALH 84001
Close up of an ALH 84001 fragment
Some of the analysis equipment in the UCSD Stable Isotope Lab
Mark Thiemens and Robina Shaheen keep a wary eye on Mat Kaplan as he grips a piece of ALH 84001 with forceps.