Planetary Radio • Jun 11, 2007

Amateur Astronomers on the Lookout for Near Earth Objects

On This Episode

Wendy Jaeger

planetary scientist

Glen Cushing

planetary scientist

Tim Titus

planetary scientist for United States Geological Survey

The Planetary Society has just named seven more recipients of Shoemaker NEO (Near Earth Object) Grants. We check in with two past awardees to hear how they contribute to the worldwide watch for asteroids and comets that cross the Earth's path, sometimes with catastrophic results. Emily Lakdawalla explains why we believe there are oceans under the surface ice on moons like Europa. Planetary Scientist Bruce Betts joins Mat Kaplan for some cheesy fun in the night sky and another space trivia contest.