Planetary Radio • Aug 06, 2012

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On This Episode

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Tom Jones

Astronaut for Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

Skywalker, scientist and author Tom Jones joins us in a fireside chat about Near Earth Objects and much more. Emily Lakdawalla tours the Applied Physics Lab in Maryland. Bill Nye the Science Guy put high value on the mission of Curiosity, the MSL Rover, even if it had not landed successfully.  What’s Up in the night sky.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is an engraved Fisher Space Pen.

This week's question:
What was the unofficial NASA name for the mountain in the middle of Gale crater?  (Bruce Betts had him as a professor.)

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, August 13, at 2 pm Pacific time to planetaryradio@planetary.org containing:

Last week's question:
Was there a contest last week?

Answer:
No, there was no contest last week!

Question from the week before:
What are all features on Enceladus named after? (Naming convention.)

Answer:
The IAU deemed that the source for all names of Enceladus features come from 1,001 Arabian Nights.