The Star Spot 15 Oct 2018, 01:00 UTC Featured Guest: Bruce Jakosky Don’t shoot the messenger. The terraforming of Mars has been the dream for many of us who long for a future where humanity has colonized the Red Planet. But is it time to rethink those plans? Today we’re joined here at The Star Spot by Bruce Jakosky, Principal Investigator of the Martian MAVEN Mission, and he’s got some bad news. Current in Space Dave spotlights the first confirmed detection of an extrasolar moon, and its a whopper. Then Tony shares new research suggesting that a key component of life may have originated in space before landing on Earth. And Simon delivers a tribute to NASA in honour of the agency's 60th anniversary. About Our Guest Bruce Jakosky is Principal Investigator for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission, which has been studying the Martian atmosphere from orbit. He is Professor of Geological Sciences and Associate Director for Science at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado.Don’t shoot the messenger. The terraforming of Mars has been the dream for many of us who long for a future where humanity has colonized the Red Planet. But is it time to rethink ...
NASACast: This Week @NASA Audio 12 Oct 2018, 18:56 UTC Soyuz crew is safe following a launch anomaly … Another major hurricane seen from space … And testing continues for the rocket engine that will power us to deep space … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
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80: Another Lander Touches Down on the Asteroid Ryugu - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 8011 Oct 2018, 04:40 UTC Another lander touches down on the asteroid RyuguJapan’s Hyabusa2 spacecraft has successfully deployed a third lander-rover onto the rugged boulder-strewn surface of the asteroid Ryugu -- located some 300 million kilometres from Earth.
The Planetary Society Radio Podcast 10 Oct 2018, 15:00 UTC Happy Astronomy Day, October 13, 2018! We salute humankind’s long history of stargazing by checking in on what will be our planet’s largest telescope. Patrick McCarthy is an astronomer and a leader of the Giant Magellan Telescope project. He returns with a report on the instrument’s status, followed by a fascinating tour of the GMT facility. The MASCOT spacecraft has successfully completed its brief mission at asteroid Ryugu. Emily Lakdawalla provides an overview. And the space trivia contest has returned to What’s Up. See pics of our GMT visit and learn much more at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2018/1010-2018-patrick-mccarthy-gmt.html
Naked Astronomy 9 Oct 2018, 23:00 UTC Astronaut Paolo Nespoli joins Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham for a podcast special recorded at the European Space Agency's ESTEC facility in The Netherlands during their Open Day. Thousands of people travel from across Europe and beyond to see where the European Space Agency tests its spacecraft before launch and the birthplace of many of its science missions. Joining the ever entertaining Nespoli on the Space Rocks stage is space debris expert Luisa Innocenti, head of ESA's Clean Space Office, on better alternatives for spacecraft materials plus trainee aerospace engineer Marta de Oliveira, who is working on a proposed future mission to Venus called EnVision.