Planetary Radio • Apr 11, 2011

Debra Fischer, Discoverer of Worlds

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Debra Fischer

Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy for Yale University

Yale Astronomy Professor Debra Fischer and Geoff Marcy have discovered more exoplanets than any other ground-based team. Debra has now embarked on creation of FINDS Exo-Earths II, an instrument she hopes to use at one of the Keck telescopes in Hawaii to learn much more. Emily Lakdawalla recounts our time with Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover. Bill Nye connects the Falcon 9 Heavy rocket with the 3D camera that isn't on MSL. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan celebrate to 50th anniversary of humans in space with a new What's Up? space trivia contest.

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