In his new novel, 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson share his vision of a brave new solar system that is chock full of humanity. He tells us about it in a special, extended podcast conversation. Emily Lakdawalla enjoys the new guest blogger contributions at planetary.org. Bill Nye is back to share congratulations for SpaceX, with its Dragon capsule now a full-fledged transportation system. And Bruce Betts will tell us about the sky wonders still in store over the next couple of weeks.
- Read an excerpt from 2312
- Build an asteroid "terrarium!"
- Saturn set to the Moonlight Sonata
- SpaceX Dragon
This week's prize is a Planetary Radio T-shirt.
This week's question:
What is the name of the simple scale commonly used to rate the appearance and brightness of the moon during total lunar eclipses?
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Last week's question:
Who performed the first known observation of a Venus transit, and in what year?
Coming soon in next week's show!
Question from the week before:
What is the current approximate value of the Hubble Constant?
72 kilometers per second per megaparsec is a pretty good approximation.