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Date: November 23rd, 2012 Title: MESSENGER’s End Game Podcaster: Bob Hirshon Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Link: www.aaas.org Description: The MESSENGER Mission to Mercury is now in its second year of orbit around the planet. At a recent meeting, the MESSENGER science team discussed the future of the spacecraft, including some thrilling […]

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Date: November 22nd, 2012 Title: Jets Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy Links: www.cheapastro.com Description:  This podcast looks at the five Hubble Servicing missions and what was achieved in each one. It also explains why, due to NASA’s standard mission numbering complexities, the fifth and final mission was called Hubble Servicing Mission 4. Bio: Cheap Astronomy […]

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Date: November 21st, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Helioseismology Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Like a ringing bell, our Sun pulses and vibrates, driven by the nuclear engines far below.  Studying the pattern of these oscillations reveals much about the interior of the Sun and […]

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Date: November 20th, 2012 Title: A Look at NASA’s Future Through an Astronaut’s Eyes Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson with NASA astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) Links: http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/ Description: While at the NLSI 2011 Lunar Forum, NASA astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle talked with Nancy Atkinson about NASA’s future, the challenges of doing medical […]

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Date: November 19th, 2012 Title: Encore: Small Worlds Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society Blog: http://www.planetary.org/blog/ This podcast originally aired on December 27th, 2010 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2010/12/27/december-27th-small-worlds/ Description: This year included two close encounters with some of the smaller objects in the solar system, Rosetta’s flyby of Lutetia on July 10 and Deep Impact’s flyby of comet […]