Planetary Radio • Aug 10, 2009

Astronomer Heidi Hammel on the New Jupiter Impact

On This Episode

Hammel heidi

Heidi Hammel

Vice President, Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Vice President for Science, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

Jupiter got another black eye on July 19. Heidi Hammel returns to tell how astronomers around the world jumped into action, even turning the newly-refurbished Hubble Space Telescope toward the big planet. Bill Nye likes the idea of gas stations in space. Emily Lakdawalla returns from maternity leave with a brand new Q&A segment, and Bruce Betts says you might still catch the Perseid meteors if you hurry. A new What's Up space trivia contest, too.