2015 Out of this World Highlights

Listen 00:07:03

Last week’s SpaceX mission was a great success but the real ‘heavy lifting’ is being done by Scott Kelly during his one full year in space as part of a NASA study to better understand the effects of microgravity and confined living onboard ISS… compare and contrast with twin brother Mark – ground control subject.

Most significant astronomy advance? Extrasolar planets and Mars!

For New Years’ Revelers getting home in the wee hours of January 1 – great morning planets to see! Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, no pink elephants! Mercury very low in the WSW this week at 5:20p. Jupiter rises before midnight now.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal