A team co-led by the Southwest Research Institute has made a groundbreaking discovery, revealing evidence of hydrothermal or metamorphic activity on the icy dwarf planets Eris and Makemake in the Kuiper Belt. The lead author of this research, Chris Glein, joins Planetary Radio to explain. But our journey doesn’t stop there. We dive into the newly reformed US Planetary Science Caucus with The Planetary Society’s top space policy experts, Casey Dreier and Jack Kiraly. Our senior communications adviser, Mat Kaplan, celebrates a monumental achievement in space exploration — the successful landing of Intuitive Machine’s Odysseus spacecraft on the lunar surface. And don’t miss the latest installment of What’s Up with Bruce Betts, our chief scientist, as he shares a new random space fact.

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