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On Being

Natalie Batalha — Exoplanets and Love: Science That Connects Us to One Another [remix]

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Natalie Batalha with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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World of Opera

Philip Glass' Kepler from the Spoleto Festival USA

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In an encore presentation, Philip Glass's dynamic new drama Kepler, rooted in the life and inspirational ideas of the 17-century mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.

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New Sounds

Visual Music

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Philip Glass’s opera “Kepler,” about the German astronomer and mathematician who identified the elliptical orbits of our solar system, was written expressly for Landestheater Linz and Linz09. Glass based his compelling and complex score on the astronomer’s conviction that “without genuine knowledge life is dead.”   On this New Sounds, we’ll hear selections from “Kepler” along with music from the Alloy Orchestra.

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New Sounds

Visual Music

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Philip Glass’s opera “Kepler,” about the German astronomer and mathematician who identified the elliptical orbits of our solar system, was written expressly for Landestheater Linz and Linz09. Glass based his compelling and complex score on the astronomer’s conviction that “without genuine knowledge life is dead.”   On this New Sounds, we’ll hear selections from “Kepler” along with music from the Alloy Orchestra.

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The Takeaway

Friday Follow: EU Deal, Putin Blames Clinton for Protests, Trump Debate

Friday, December 09, 2011

This week, the euro zone nations agreed to a pact to deal with the ongoing debt crisis, but the U.K. will not be taking part. Newt Gingrich's comments about child labor continued to dominate the headlines. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of instigating protests over alleged voter fraud there. And Donald Trump once again became the focus of the Republican primary field as candidates slowly dropped out of a Newmax-sponsored debate he was to moderate.

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New Sounds

Visual Music

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Philip Glass’s opera “Kepler,” about the German astronomer and mathematician who identified the elliptical orbits of our solar system, was written expressly for Landestheater Linz and Linz09. Glass based his compelling and complex score on the astronomer’s conviction that “without genuine knowledge life is dead.”   On this New Sounds, we’ll hear selections from “Kepler” along with music from the Alloy Orchestra.  

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Studio 360

Earthlike planets are right around the corner

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A few weeks ago, a couple of astronomers made headlines when they announced that they'd found a planet orbiting a distant star. It was hardly the first: since 1995, about 500 planets have been discovered in orbit around stars beyond the Sun. What made this one extraordinary was, first of all, that it wasn't all that much bigger than Earth, where the earlier finds have been mostly giant balls of gas, like Jupiter.

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The Takeaway

Search For Life in Space Finds Promising Planet

Friday, August 27, 2010

NASA Scientists working on the Kepler spacecraft mission say they may have found the first Earth-sized planet, orbiting a Sun-like star just 2,000 light years away. The Kepler was launched in March 2009 to find habitable planets in the universe. Despite the fact that the potential planet isn't "Earth-like," its confirmation could still be a "true revolution" and a big step forward towards the discovery of life in outerspace.

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The Takeaway

Kepler is on the hunt for planets like Earth

Thursday, March 05, 2009

For NASA, one earth isn't enough. On Friday, the agency is set to launch a giant telescope called Kepler into outer space. Kepler will orbit the sun and sweep it's camcorder-like lens across the Milky Way, looking for planets like Earth, that can sustain life. Here to tell us more is William Borucki, the principal science investigator for the Kepler Mission.

And it wouldn't be a normal week at The Takeaway if we didn't mention Battlestar Galactica at least once. For geeks like us, the Kepler Mission instantly calls Battlestar Galactica and the hunt for a new Earth to mind. In honor of the last three episodes ever of everyone's favorite SciFi series, we'd like to take you all the way back to the beginning. So here's the trailer for Battlestar Galactica, Season One:

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