Mat Kaplan talks with participants in the National Space Society’s recent Space Settlement Summit about human destiny in space. There’s a consensus that we are making real progress, both technological and political, toward permanent installations on the Moon and elsewhere. The total lunar eclipse is almost here. Bruce Betts has the where and when in this week’s What’s Up report.
This week's question:
What are the names of Neptune’s five principal rings?
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Last week's question:
What was the first in space docking of two robotic (unmanned) spacecraft?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
As measured by surface area, what is the largest known body of liquid on Saturn’s moon Titan?
The largest body of liquid on the surface of Titan is Kraken Mare.