A holiday edition of Planetary Radio welcomes the Planetary Society’s Senior Editor back from the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Emily reports on amazing developments in planetary science she discovered at the huge conference. Someone will win a half-scale model of the LightSail 2 cubesat when Bruce Betts joins Mat Kaplan for this week’s What’s Up.
- Year-end Gifts in Support of Planetary Radio and The Planetary Society
- #AGU17: JunoCam science
- Brief note from #AGU17: Juno observes volcanism on Io
- NASA'S Juno Probes the Depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
- Chop Shop Planetary Society Store
This week's prizes are an assembled, half-scale paper model of LightSail 2, and a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account.
This week's question:
What two orbiters are part of the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury?
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, December 27th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
“Cometroid” (not at all an official IAU classification) 3200 Phaeton is responsible for the annual Geminids meteor shower. Who was the mythical Phaeton’s father?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
How many spacecraft have either flown by or orbited Jupiter?
Nine spacecraft have either orbited or flown by Jupiter.