Three NASA leaders talk with host Mat Kaplan about the progress we're making toward leaving footprints on the Red Planet. Emily Lakdawalla showcases great new space images from the amateur community. Bill Nye tells us how a LightSail technical challenge has been solved. Bruce Betts can't take his eyes off Mars as it makes its closest pass of Earth in years. Don’t miss the new arrangement of our theme!
- 2016 Humans To Mars Summit Video Archive
- Explore Mars
- NASA’s Journey To Mars
- New Work With 35-Year-Old Data: Voyagers at Ganymede and Saturn
- Smooth Sailing for LightSail Test
There will be three winners of Offworld Trading Company, the new and beautiful, engaging and scientifically-accurate economic strategy game set on Mars. A grand prize winner will also get a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account.
This week's question:
During the current closest approach, how big is the disc of Mars as seen from Earth as measured in arc-seconds?
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 Tuesday, June 7th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
As seen from above Jupiter north pole, does the Great Red Spot travel clockwise or counterclockwise?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
Within 24 hours, on what date will the Juno spacecraft enter Jupiter orbit?
The Juno spacecraft will go into orbit at Jupiter on July 4, 2016.