Planetary Radio • Nov 01, 2017

André Bormanis and Emily Lakdawalla on Life, the Universe and Everything

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André Bormanis

Star Trek writer and consultant

Join us for a wide-ranging, salon-style conversation about space exploration, science, art and more. Mat’s guests are astronomer, television producer/writer and former Star Trek science advisor André Bormanis and Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla. Bruce Betts is at his most scary in a What’s Up segment recorded on Halloween.

M8: The Lagoon Nebula
M8: The Lagoon Nebula This view of the Lagoon Nebula was acquired in May–June 2015. View additional information.Image: Adam Block / Mount Lemmon SkyCenter / University of Arizona
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This week's question:

What is the current designation for the first-ever interstellar asteroid to be identified by astronomers? Its discovery was announced just days ago. The object was originally misidentified and named.

To submit your answer:

Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, November 8th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

Where are the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) gravitational wave detectors located?

Answer:

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

What two moons in our solar system have the highest and second highest densities?

Answer:

Io is the moon in our solar system that has the highest density. The Earth’s Moon comes in second.