planetary science

Sky Power Blog Post #4 – BOO Moon! Trick or Treat?

Halloween, the BOO! (Blue) Moon, the Sun & those Bright Dots in the Sky . . . Halloween is one of four “cross-quarter days” of the year:  approximately mid-way between an equinox and a solstice.  (Imagine the solstices as 12 and 6 — December and June — on a clock face.  Then the equinoxes are • Read More »


Universe: The Greatest Astronomical Discovery of All Time

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/MartinGaskell10-8-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreAstrophysicist Martin Gaskell discusses—at virtually the same time as its publication to the word—what has been called the “greatest astronomical discovery of all time.” The conversation ranges from science to • Read More »


Nuclear Winter & Ozone Hole Recovery with Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Brian Toon-PW095

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/BrianToon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreNuclear Winter, first described by Drs. Brian Toon, Rich Turco, Tom Ackerman, James Pollack, and Carl Sagan (“TTAPS”)   equates the plume of smoke from a comet impact that covered Earth causing • Read More »


Earth and Mars Scientists Discuss Current Research-PW091

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/PlanetaryScience.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | More  Chris McKay, NASA Mars Researcher, and Friederike Otto, University of Oxford climate modeller Science is the focus of this week’s Planet Watch.  Senior NASA scientist Chris McKay, in the Planetary • Read More »


Mars-The Red Planet: NASA Scientist Carol Stoker talks about her research-PW072

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/LifeonMars016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:07 — 71.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | More An interview with NASA scientist Carol Stoker, an expert on Mars, the Red Planet. Carol Stoker is a staff planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. Her most recent work • Read More »


Life on Mars: A Chat with NASA’s Carol Stoker-PW017

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/LifeonMars016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:07 — 71.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreAn interview with NASA scientist Carol Stoker, an expert on Mars, the Red Planet. Carol Stoker is a staff planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. Her most recent work is • Read More »