Podcaster: Elizabeth Howell
Title: How the Sun Shapes the Moon’s Exosphere
Music: “A Walk On the Moon” by Styve Bolduc. http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/a-walk-on-the-moon
Description: The moon’s atmosphere is exotic when it is compared to Earth. Even though the lunar atmosphere, or exosphere, is only a sparse environment of charged particles, this region is greatly affected by changes in the flow of particles from the sun.
Bios: NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.
Dr. Andrew Poppe is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley who works with the ARTEMIS mission.Elizabeth Howell is an award-winning freelance space journalist in Ottawa, Canada. Her work appears in publications such as Universe Today, SPACE.com, Space Exploration Network and All About Space.
Today’s sponsor: “This episode of 365 Days of Astronomy is sponsored by Howard Maculsay reminding everyone to look up at every opportunity.”
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