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Gravity Assist

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Gravity Assist

Gravity Assist

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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Dr. Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist, takes you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.

Latest Episodes

Gravity Assist: Why Icy Moons are So Juicy, with Athena Coustenis

A great era of exploration of the icy moons is about to begin. Athena Coustenis of the Paris Observatory talks about missions to the icy moons of the outer solar system and international collaborations with NASA and ESA.

--2 d ago
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Gravity Assist: Why Icy Moons are So Juicy, with Athena Coustenis

Gravity Assist: Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Life? With Susan Schneider

If astrobiologists find life beyond Earth in the solar system, it will most likely be in the form of tiny organisms called microbes – nothing that would talk to us.

--2 w ago
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Gravity Assist: Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Life? With Susan Schneider

Gravity Assist: Our Sun, Our Life, with Vladimir Airapetian

Vladimir Airapetian, scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, explains what researchers hope to find as they gaze beyond our solar system.

--AUG 21
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Gravity Assist: Our Sun, Our Life, with Vladimir Airapetian

Gravity Assist: Looking For Life in Ancient Lakes

As the Perseverance Rover flies toward Jezero Crater on Mars, which once hosted water, astrobiologists are interested in places on Earth that are similar to the rover landing site.

--AUG 14
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Gravity Assist: Looking For Life in Ancient Lakes

Gravity Assist: Gardens at the Bottom of the Sea, with Laurie Barge

Laurie Barge, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, studies how plant-looking mineral structures called chimneys grow from chemicals found at the deepest depths of the ocean. In her lab she has glass vials and bulbs full of different chemical mixtures that simulate undersea conditions.

--AUG 7
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Gravity Assist: Gardens at the Bottom of the Sea, with Laurie Barge

Gravity Assist: She Protects Other Planets from Our Germs

As we explore Mars and other places in the solar system that might have life, scientists who work in Planetary Protection are busy making sure that we don’t contaminate them.

--JUL 17
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Gravity Assist: She Protects Other Planets from Our Germs

Gravity Assist: If They Call, Will We Listen? The Search for Technosignatures

Jason Wright, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, has been thinking about the different technosignatures we could pick up using the telescopes we already have, and the telescopes that we could develop in the future.

--JUN 26
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Gravity Assist: If They Call, Will We Listen? The Search for Technosignatures

Gravity Assist: Where are the Goldilocks Stars? With Giada Arney

Giada Arney, astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is looking at the potential for K stars to host habitable worlds. Learn about how stars affect planetary environments and why complex life on early Earth was impossible.

--JUN 18
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Gravity Assist: Where are the Goldilocks Stars? With Giada Arney

Gravity Assist: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes, with Knicole Colon

NASA astrophysicist Knicole Colon describes her work on the Kepler, Hubble, TESS and Webb missions, and takes us on a tour of some of her favorite planets.

--JUN 12
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Gravity Assist: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes, with Knicole Colon

Gravity Assist: Is Our Solar System Weird? With Shawn Domagal-Goldman

We now know there are more planets than stars in the galaxy. Many of them are very different from ours. How would we know if any of them had life? Shawn Domagal-Goldman, astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses these strange and wondrous worlds beyond our Sun.

28 minJUN 5
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Gravity Assist: Is Our Solar System Weird? With Shawn Domagal-Goldman

Latest Episodes

Gravity Assist: Why Icy Moons are So Juicy, with Athena Coustenis

A great era of exploration of the icy moons is about to begin. Athena Coustenis of the Paris Observatory talks about missions to the icy moons of the outer solar system and international collaborations with NASA and ESA.

--2 d ago
Comments
Gravity Assist: Why Icy Moons are So Juicy, with Athena Coustenis

Gravity Assist: Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Life? With Susan Schneider

If astrobiologists find life beyond Earth in the solar system, it will most likely be in the form of tiny organisms called microbes – nothing that would talk to us.

--2 w ago
Comments
Gravity Assist: Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Life? With Susan Schneider

Gravity Assist: Our Sun, Our Life, with Vladimir Airapetian

Vladimir Airapetian, scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, explains what researchers hope to find as they gaze beyond our solar system.

--AUG 21
Comments
Gravity Assist: Our Sun, Our Life, with Vladimir Airapetian

Gravity Assist: Looking For Life in Ancient Lakes

As the Perseverance Rover flies toward Jezero Crater on Mars, which once hosted water, astrobiologists are interested in places on Earth that are similar to the rover landing site.

--AUG 14
Comments
Gravity Assist: Looking For Life in Ancient Lakes

Gravity Assist: Gardens at the Bottom of the Sea, with Laurie Barge

Laurie Barge, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, studies how plant-looking mineral structures called chimneys grow from chemicals found at the deepest depths of the ocean. In her lab she has glass vials and bulbs full of different chemical mixtures that simulate undersea conditions.

--AUG 7
Comments
Gravity Assist: Gardens at the Bottom of the Sea, with Laurie Barge

Gravity Assist: She Protects Other Planets from Our Germs

As we explore Mars and other places in the solar system that might have life, scientists who work in Planetary Protection are busy making sure that we don’t contaminate them.

--JUL 17
Comments
Gravity Assist: She Protects Other Planets from Our Germs

Gravity Assist: If They Call, Will We Listen? The Search for Technosignatures

Jason Wright, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, has been thinking about the different technosignatures we could pick up using the telescopes we already have, and the telescopes that we could develop in the future.

--JUN 26
Comments
Gravity Assist: If They Call, Will We Listen? The Search for Technosignatures

Gravity Assist: Where are the Goldilocks Stars? With Giada Arney

Giada Arney, astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is looking at the potential for K stars to host habitable worlds. Learn about how stars affect planetary environments and why complex life on early Earth was impossible.

--JUN 18
Comments
Gravity Assist: Where are the Goldilocks Stars? With Giada Arney

Gravity Assist: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes, with Knicole Colon

NASA astrophysicist Knicole Colon describes her work on the Kepler, Hubble, TESS and Webb missions, and takes us on a tour of some of her favorite planets.

--JUN 12
Comments
Gravity Assist: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes, with Knicole Colon

Gravity Assist: Is Our Solar System Weird? With Shawn Domagal-Goldman

We now know there are more planets than stars in the galaxy. Many of them are very different from ours. How would we know if any of them had life? Shawn Domagal-Goldman, astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses these strange and wondrous worlds beyond our Sun.

28 minJUN 5
Comments
Gravity Assist: Is Our Solar System Weird? With Shawn Domagal-Goldman
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