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Ep. 367: Spitzer does Exoplane...

Ep. 367: Spitzer does Exoplanets
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) We’ve spent the last few weeks talking about different ways astronomers are searching for exoplanets. But now we reach the most exciting part of this story: actually imaging these planets directly. Today...

Ep. 366: HARPS Spectrograph

Ep. 366: HARPS Spectrograph
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Almost all the planet hunting has been done from space. But there’s a new instrument installed on the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6 meter telescope called the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet...

Ep. 365: Gaia

Ep. 365: Gaia
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) The European Gaia spacecraft launched about a year ago with the ambitious goal of mapping one billion years in the Milky Way. That’s 1% of all the stars in our entire galaxy, which it will monitor about 70...

Ep. 364: The COROT Mission

Ep. 364: The COROT Mission
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Before NASA’s Kepler mission searched for exoplanets using the transit method, there was the European COROT mission, launched in 2006. It was sent to search for planets with short orbital periods and find solar...

Ep. 363: Where Did Earth’...

Ep. 363: Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Where on Earth did our water come from. Well, obviously not from Earth, of course, but from space. But did it come from comets, or did the water form naturally right here in the Solar System, and the Earth just...

Ep. 362: Modern Women: Carolyn...

Ep. 362: Modern Women: Carolyn Porco
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) It hard to think of a more influential modern planetary scientist than Carolyn Porco, the leader of the imaging team for NASA’s Cassini mission exploring Saturn. But before Cassini, Porco was involved in...

Ep. 361: Modern Women: Maria Z...

Ep. 361: Modern Women: Maria Zuber
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Maria Zuber is one of the hardest working scientists in planetary science, being a part of six different space missions to explore the Solar System. Currently, she’s the lead investigator for NASA’s GRAIL...

Ep. 360: Modern Women: Jocelyn...

Ep. 360: Modern Women: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Jocelyn Bell Burnell is an Irish astronomer, best known for being part of the team that discovered pulsars, and the following controversy when she was excluded from the Nobel Prize winning team. Ep. 360:...

Ep. 359: Modern Women: Margare...

Ep. 359: Modern Women: Margaret Geller
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Margaret Geller is best known for her work on the large scale structure of the Universe, helping us understand the large clusters, super clusters and cosmic filaments that matter clumps into. Ep. 359: Modern...

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Episode List
  • Ep. 368: Searching for the Aether Wind: the Michelson–Morley Experiment
  • Ep. 367: Spitzer does Exoplanets
  • Ep. 366: HARPS Spectrograph
  • Ep. 365: Gaia
  • Ep. 364: The COROT Mission
  • Ep. 363: Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?
  • Ep. 362: Modern Women: Carolyn Porco
  • Ep. 361: Modern Women: Maria Zuber
  • Ep. 360: Modern Women: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • Ep. 359: Modern Women: Margaret Geller
  • Ep. 358: Modern Women: Sandra Faber
  • Ep. 357: Modern Women: Vera Rubin
  • Ep. 356: Rotational Inertia
  • Ep. 355: Maker Space: 3D Printing Exploration
  • Ep. 354: Comet Siding Spring vs. Mars
  • Ep. 353: Seasons on Saturn
  • Ep. 352: Water, Water Everywhere!
  • Special Episode: Live from DragonCon 2014!
  • Ep. 351: Asteroid Adventures
  • Ep. 350: Space Ship One
  • Ep. 349: Mercury 7 and How the US Picked the First Astronauts
  • Ep. 348: Places with Numbers: 2 Independence Sq (NASA HQ)
  • Ep. 347: Live from Balticon!
  • Ep. 346: Numbered Places: Area 51
  • Ep. 345: Numbered Places: Launch Complex 39
  • Ep. 344: The Rings of Saturn
  • Ep. 343: The Universe is Trying To Kill You
  • Ep. 342: Sunsetting Spacecraft
  • Ep. 341: 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
  • Ep. 340: Wernher von Braun
  • Ep. 339: Space Conspiracy Theories
  • Ep. 338: Copernicus
  • Ep. 337: Photometry
  • Ep. 336: Units of Measure
  • Ep. 335: Photoelectric Effect
  • Ep. 334: Chelyabinsk
  • Ep. 333: When Worlds Collide
  • Ep. 332: Stellar Collisions
  • Ep. 331: Arthur C. Clarke’s Technologies
  • Ep. 330: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Ep. 329: Telescope Making, Part 3: Space Telescopes
  • Ep. 328: Telescope Making, Part 2: Serious Gear
  • Ep. 327: Telescope Making, Part 1: Toys and Kits
  • Ep. 326: Atmospheric Dust
  • Ep. 325: Cold Fusion
  • Ep. 324: Sun Grazers
  • Ep. 323: Isotopes
  • Ep. 322: SOHO
  • Ep. 321: Solar Flares
  • Ep. 320: Layers of the Sun
  • more ...
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