On This Episode
Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society
Past President (2008-2020), Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University; Principal Investigator, NASA Perseverance rover Mastcam-Z instruments
Planetary Astronomer for California Institute of Technology
Solar System Specialist and Science Communicator
Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society
Cassini Project Scientist for Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Join our live audience for highlights of an amazing evening, featuring Jim Bell, Bruce Betts, Mike Brown, Emily Lakdawalla, Linda Spilker, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Emily returns to provide the latest news from New Horizons as it voyages beyond Pluto. We close, as usual, with What’s Up and a new space trivia contest.
- Watch the Complete Planetary Radio Live Pluto Encounter Webcast
- New Horizons: Awaiting the Data
- New Horizons Mission
- Jim Bell
- Mike Brown
- Linda Spilker
This week's prizes are a fabulous Planetary Radio t-shirt and a 200-point iTelescope.net account for remote use of their worldwide network of telescopes.
This week's question:
As of July 14th, what was the unofficial name given by the New Horizons team to the dark feature that some have also unofficially called “The Whale?”
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Tuesday, July 28th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What was the mass of the plutonium flown on New Horizons?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
Of the five moons of Pluto known before New Horizons, which two moons have a mythological family relationship?
Pluto last passed outside the orbit of Neptune in 1999.