Date: June 20, 2012

Title: Craters: Moon Vs. Mars!

Podcasters: Nancy Atkinson and Stuart Robbins

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute

Moon Mappers.

Music:  “Amelia” by Ben Bedford from his “Land of the Shadows” CD.

Description: It’s a showdown! The Moon Vs. Mars. These are two very different planetary bodies. But there’s one thing they have very much in common: both are covered with craters. So how do the two compare in the crater department? With us to give us some blow by blow insight is Stuart Robbins, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Southwest Research Institute, and he also works with the CosmoQuest Moon Mappers citizen science project.

Bio: NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.

Stuart Robbins in a Planetary Geologist with a PhD in Astronomy. He works at the Southwest Research Institute and the University of Colorado, Boulder and is the science lead for the Moon Mappers project.

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and is the Senior Editor for Universe Today

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