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The Takeaway

Searching for Meaning and Order in The Stars

Monday, March 23, 2015

Physicist John Learned was looking for life up in space and wound up discovering a new pattern of behavior among the stars.

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The Takeaway

What A Habitable Moon Would Look Like

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

It's possible that we might not find extrasolar life on another planet, but on a moon. The Takeaway explores what it would take to create a habitable moon around a Jupiter-sized planet.

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The Takeaway

I Parasailed Planet KOI 314.02 And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Takeaway returns to another "Earth-like" exoplanet. This time, we take light steps on a low-gravity world called KOI 314.02.

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The Takeaway

Could Humans Survive On Kepler-438b?

Monday, March 02, 2015

One of NASA's favorite planetary candidates for habitability is Kepler-438b. But even an "Earth-like" planet like Kepler-438b is still pretty alien.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Growing Aliens in a Laboratory

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Science writer Corey Powell describes how recent discoveries in the lab are changing minds about what extraterrestrials might look like and where they might be found. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Water on Mars, Black Holes, and The Great Unknown

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute Science Museum talks about the Mars Rover, Black Holes, and more!

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Studio 360

4,000 Years of Picturing the Stars

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A new book surveys the history of humanity’s attempts to depict the universe, with results both beautiful and surprisingly accurate.

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Studio 360

How Hubble Brought Color to the Universe

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Stunning images of nebulae and galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope have conditioned the way we think space should look.

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The Takeaway

The Startorialist: Runway to Outer Space

Friday, January 02, 2015

Commercial space travel is just a few solar orbits away. Do you have everything you need? More importantly, what are you gonna wear? Join us for a special on fashion in outer space.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Physics of Time

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Janna Levin, a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College, talks about how an astrophysicist would describe time.

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Specials

On Being: Uncovering The Codes For Reality

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In this special, week-long series from On Being: physicist James Gates explains how string theory research leads to the question, “Are we in the matrix?”

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Specials

On Being: Exoplanets and Love

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In this special, week-long series from On Being: astronomer Natalie Batalha leads us into the hunt for exoplanets -- Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system that might harbor life.

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Specials

On Being: Reimagining The Cosmos

Monday, November 24, 2014

In this special, a conversation with Brian Greene about his thrilling, mind-bending view of the cosmos and of the human adventure of modern science.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the Best Minds In The Field Search for Life in Outer Space

Friday, November 21, 2014

An MIT Professor and the Director of the Center for SETI Research, tell us all about how astronomers look for extraterrestrial life and other planets like earth in the universe. 

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PRI's The World

Scientists prepare for a historic landing on a 'seething and sputtering and spitting' comet

Monday, September 15, 2014

If you think parallel parking is hard, then consider the European Space Agency's latest mission. ESA's Rosetta mission will attempt to land a small robot on a rocky comet barreling through space at more than 34,000 miles an hour.

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BackStory

Earthrise: Behind the Lens

Friday, August 15, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon Named 'Peggy'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New images NASA received from the Cassini spacecraft seem to show the small moon being born, a little icy rock dubbed “Peggy.”

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Schoolbook

Brooklyn Students Seeing Stars

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WNYC

The planetarium at the Edward R Murrow High School in Brooklyn reopened today after three years of renovations.

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Schoolbook

Changing the Face of Astronomy

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

NPR

The City University of New York is helping students reach for the stars, literally. Hear more about a program that mentors minority students interested in Astronomy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, March 14, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (First) | Mt. Sinai Investigation (Starts at 24:30) | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Starts at 38:00)

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