On The Friday, April 5, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 4, 2019
  • Our team of regional reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Planetary Science Institute researcher describes the dwarf planet Ceres.

- Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, Idaho Matters speaks with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Press and Bill Manny from Idaho Public Television.

- Ceres was discovered orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter in 1801 by Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi. Long considered a planet, the body has been relegated to a "minor planet" designation. Dr. Margaret Landis of the Planetary Science Institute will be lecturing on Ceres for the Boise State Physics Department's 'First Friday' lecture series and she joins Idaho Matters to talk about efforts to explore the icy body.