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Caption: This simulated perspective view shows Occator Crater, measuring 57 miles (92 kilometers) across and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) deep, which contains the brightest area on Ceres. This region has been the subject of intense interest since Dawn's approach to th, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Ceres is the queen of the asteroid belt. Her first Earthly visitor is nearing its last days in spectacular style. Dawn Mission Director and Chief...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Many are protesting Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, the last state banner to feature confederate ic...

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  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jacket cover, Credit: Design by Nicole Caputo
The American presidency has changed over the last few decades. Along with the 24/7 news cycle the demands placed upon the office holder are far gre...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The largest asteroid to come near the Earth in 100 years has two moons.

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Additional observations over the years have eliminated the possibility that Apophis will strike the Earth as it streaks by closer than the communic...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Goode Solar Telescope at the NJIT Big Bear Solar Observatory, Credit: Mat Kaplan
The world’s most powerful solar telescope sits in Big Bear Lake, high above southern California. It has just been renamed for the man responsible f...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Cassini took this photo on June 4, 2017, close to periapsis on its seventh "Grand Finale" orbit, when it passed between the planet and the rings., Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI/Emily Lakdawalla
The Cassini Mission has less than two months to go before it ends with a spectacular plunge into the beautiful ringed world. Planetary Society Sen...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Artist concept of massive asteroid impact, Credit: NASA
Asteroid Day, June 30th, marks the anniversary of the great Tunguska impact that leveled a Siberian forest. It reminds us that a Near Earth Object ...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: February 21, 1997--Julie Webster, Cassini’s manager of spacecraft operations (kneeling, right), and the rest of the mission's assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) team pose with the spacecraft outside the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Space Simulator, Credit: NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Caltech / Bob Brown
How do you keep a dazzlingly complex spacecraft in good health after 20 years in space? That’s the challenge for Julie Webster and her team of eng...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Jupiter’s south pole imaged by the Juno spacecraft from 52,000 km above the planet., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles
Have you seen its stunning image of Jupiter’s south pole? The Juno orbiter is surpassing expectations and delivering surprising science. Scott Bo...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Apollo astronaut and engineer Buzz Aldrin, Credit: Gage Skidmore
He walked with Neil Armstrong on the moon, but that may not be his greatest legacy. Buzz Aldrin was joined by other space stars at the recent Human...

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  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Artist concept of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and the SpaceX Crew Dragon approaching the International Space Station., Credit: NASA
Astronauts may soon ride on US rockets and in US spaceships for the first time since the last Space Shuttle flight. Jon Cowart of NASA is working w...

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  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Janessa Gans Wilder
The story of how Janessa Gans Wilder, a CIA analyst working in Iraq during the war, became inspired to leave the agency to run a non-profit organiz...

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  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Planetary scientist Bonnie Buratti's new book, Credit: Cambridge University Press
Veteran Jet Propulsion Lab planetary scientist Bonnie Buratti talks with Mat about the wonder of our solar neighborhood that she explores in Worlds...

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  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: McDonald Observatory Hobby-Eberly Telescope, Credit: Mat Kaplan
The University of Texas at Austin’s observatory is high in the hills of west Texas. In this special episode, Mat Kaplan joins the tens of thousands...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Artist’s concept of Brane Craft about to wrap itself around space debris. The paper-think spacecraft will then slow and deorbit the potentially dangerous object., Credit: The Aerospace Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation has been innovating since 1960. Now it’s headed by a former leader of “New Space” company Virgin Galactic. President and...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Artist’s concept of MAVEN orbiting Mars with Earth in the background (not to scale!), Credit: NASA/GSFC
Mars was once a warm and wet world. Then its dense, protective atmosphere mostly vanished. Learning why was one of the greatest mysteries in planet...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Nancy Atkinson's Incredible Stories From Space, Credit: Page Street Publishing
The longtime editor of outstanding online space news source Universe Today has just written about nine robotic missions of exploration in Incredibl...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Enhanced-color image of planet (?) Pluto, Credit: JHUAPL/SWRI/NASA
Planetary geologist Kirby Runyon is lead author of an abstract that proposes a new, geophysical definition of what a planet is. It would grant our...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Artist concept of the surface of TRAPPIST-1f, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The discovery of seven, Earth-sized planets in a nearby solar system was announced last week. Astrophysicist and planetary scientist Sara Seager wa...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Asteroid hunters are discovering asteroids which can be visited by human astronauts.

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Bacteria samples in the Pegasus Mars chamber., Credit: University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas grad student Rebecca Mickol and her team have demonstrated that some Earth bacteria can survive in the extremely thin atmosp...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Cassini was able to capture its closest-ever view of Daphnis toward the end of its mission, during its F-ring orbit phase, when it passed between the F and G rings once per orbit. Daphnis is only about 8 kilometers across., Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Ian Regan
Planetary Radio’s most frequent guest, Project Scientist Linda Spilker, returns with another update on the Cassini mission that is approaching its ...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
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2016 was another record year for asteroid hunters during which we discovered 1,894 new Earth approaching objects.

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Tiny messengers from outer space enter our atmosphere every day.

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7