Last year it was New Horizons at Pluto. In 2016, the thrilling end of the Rosetta comet mission generated the greatest public interest and enthusiasm. Mat Kaplan talks with Matt Taylor, the Rosetta Project Scientist, just two weeks after the spacecraft touched down on 67/P. Emily says there’s reason for hope and joy after the Schiaparelli crash on Mars. Bill Nye is counting down to the US election. Mat Kaplan and Bruce Betts offer a slightly tardy Halloween edition of What’s Up.
- Rosetta: Rendezvous With a Comet
- Matt Taylor
- Schiaparelli Crash Site Imaged by HiRISE
- Election 2016—Where are the candidates on space?
This week's prizes are a lovely men’s or women’s Planetary Radio t-shirt, a Planetary Society rubber asteroid, and a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account.
This week's question:
Like the Lord of the Rings? Let’s play “Where in the Solar System.” Where in the solar system is Gandalf Colles?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Tuesday, November 8th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What science instruments on New Horizons have names of characters from the old television series, “The Honeymooners?”
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
In what region of Mars will the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli land?
Schiaparelli came down in Mars’ Meridiani Planum.