Mat’s first-ever four-way conversation with Jason Davis, Casey Dreier and Emily Lakdawalla reviews the biggest 2017 events in space exploration and provides their predictions of what to look for in the new year. Bruce Betts follows up with his own list of exciting highlights in a special edition of What’s Up.
- These are a few of our favorite things: Top 2017 planetary stories
- What's Up in Solar System Exploration in 2018
- What changed with space directive #1?
- Chop Shop Planetary Society Store
This week's prizes are a Planetary Society t-shirt and a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account.
This week's question:
Who chose the names of the Galilean moons of Jupiter?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, January 10th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What was the last successful Soviet mission to the Moon?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What two orbiters are part of the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury?
The two orbiters that are part of European Space Agency BepiColombo mission to Mercury are the Mercury Planetary Orbiter and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter.