Mar 8th: Dr. Jeff Morgenthaler of the Planetary Science Institute

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Podcaster:  Host : Morgan Rehnberg; Guest : Dr. Jeff Morgenthaler, Dr. Pamela Gay, & Dr. Kimberly Cartier

Title: Weekly Space Hangout : Dr. Jeff Morgenthaler of the Planetary Science Institute

Link: Cosmoquest: http://cosmoquest.org

You can watch the video in: http://youtu.be/QBFwKcutFWk

Description:  Today’s story:

  • Too few Kuiper Belt objects.
  • We probably can’t deflect an asteroid. :^(
  • Insight’s “mole” is stuck.
  • Shiny new mission docked at the ISS.
  • A new (old) Kepler planet!
  • An awesome film about Apollo 11.
  • The new “most distant” object. Far, far out dude!

Host: Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/@MorganRehnberg )

Special Guest: Jeff Morgenthaler, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, likes to think of himelf as an experimental physicist whose laboratory opens to the sky. He has used a comet to measure the ionization lifetime of carbon, is using Io’s atmosphere as a probe of conditions in Jupiter’s magnetosphere and has constructed a small-aperture coronagraph to monitor measure Jupiter’s magnetospheric response to a large volcanic eruption on Io. You can learn more about Jeff by visiting his webite: https://www.psi.edu/about/staffpage/jpmorgen

Guests: 

Dr. Pamela Gay ( https://cosmoquest.org/x/ / @starstryder )
Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

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