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Planetary Radio (Series)

Produced by Mat Kaplan

Most recent piece in this series:

Volcanic Venus? New insights from vintage data

From Mat Kaplan | Part of the Planetary Radio series | 28:50


Is Venus hiding volcanic secrets beneath its shroud of clouds? Robbie Herrick and Scott Hensley, the minds behind a new paper on recent potential volcanic activity on Venus, join Planetary Radio to discuss their discovery and what it means for the future of Venusian exploration. Then we turn to the night sky with our resident stargazer, Bruce Betts, for What's Up and our space trivia contest.

Discover more at: https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/2023-volcanic-venus

Desert Oracle Radio (Series)

Produced by Desert Oracle

Most recent piece in this series:

The Persistence of Tulare Lake

From Desert Oracle | Part of the Desert Oracle Radio series | 28:00


During these many months of heavy rain & thick snowdrifts, we look around the southwest and notice all those playas, those alkaline dry lakes, blessed with a sheen of fresh water . . . and we remember this used to be a land of lakes, not so long ago.

As the last Ice Age came to a close, some 12,000 years ago, immense freshwater lakes covered much of what we now call California and Nevada. What a paradise it must’ve been, with people living in pleasant villages on the shorelines, lots of big game for food and fur and leather, everybody zipping around in tule boats made of our famous marshy bullrushes, this was true from the Great Salt Lake to the middle of Nevada to the long valleys on either side of the great mountain ranges.