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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Caption: The liquid methane lakes of Titan, Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
Back to the annual meeting of the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences this week, where Mat Kaplan visited with experts on worlds of ice including T...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Rosetta Mission Manager Patrick Martin and Project Scientist Matt Taylor simulate the spacecraft touchdown at Planetary Society HQ., Credit: Mat Kaplan
Last year it was New Horizons at Pluto. In 2016, the thrilling end of the Rosetta comet mission generated the greatest public interest and enthusia...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: James Blinn (l.) and a young Charley Kohlhase (r.) working at JPL on pioneering computer animations of the Voyager flybys., Credit: Charley Kohlhase
How did the Voyager spacecraft manage to weave their magnificent way through the outer planets of our solar system? Mission Design Manager Charley...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Comet 67P/Churyumov/Gerasimenko, Rosetta’s final resting place., Credit: ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA
The European Space Agency’s magnificent Rosetta mission ended last week as the spacecraft gently touched down on the comet it has revealed. You’ll ...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: OSIRIS REx departs for asteroid Bennu atop an Atlas V, Credit: Jason Davis/The Planetary Society
In two years a Near Earth Asteroid now known as Bennu will have a visitor from Earth. OSIRIS REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta reports on h...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Breakthrough Starshot, Credit: BreakthroughInitiatives.org
Philip Lubin and his former student Travis Brashears have had quite a year. Their bold plan to send tiny probes to nearby stars is now supported b...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: OSIRIS REx spacecraft at Bennu in artist's conception., Credit: NASA/University of Arizona
OSIRIS-REx will launch toward Near Earth Asteroid Bennu soon. In an early celebration of Asteroid Day, mission leader Dante Lauretta tells us how l...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Jupiter's Great Red and Great White Spots, Credit: NASA
The Juno spacecraft will enter orbit at Jupiter on July 4th. It carries a camera that will send back spectacular images from just above the swirlin...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, Credit: Susan Karlin @SueKarlin
Happy Yuri’s Night! We’re partying under Space Shuttle Endeavour in the first of two shows featuring interviews from the worldwide celebration of s...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Ashwin Vasavada of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory became the project scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory Project in January 2015., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The new Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist is not new to the mission. Ashwin Vasavada has worked on the Curiosity rover since 2004. Emily L...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Julielynn Wong and her alter ego, Dr. “J”, Credit: Jared Chambers
Julielynn Wong came directly from her 30-day long HERA IX deep space simulation to our microphone. We talk with her about the experience, and her p...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Dawn had this view of Ceres at 86 degrees south latitude on Dec. 10, only three days after completing its descent to an average orbital altitude of 240 miles (385 kilometers). , Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA
The Dawn Mission Chief Engineer Marc Rayman returns for another report on the ion-engine powered mission, now orbiting 240 miles above dwarf planet...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: An artist imagines viewing a Europa water geyser from the surface of Jupiter’s moon., Credit: NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWRI
The newly-approved federal budget includes great news for fans of space exploration and development. Texas Congressman John Culberson led the fight...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7