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The first of its kind, LightSail would be lifted into orbit aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, a massive commercial rocket built by Hawthorne company Space Exploration Technologies Corp. that is expected to launch in early 2016. Bill Nye, chief
He also has his own BBC radio show on the origins of the universe, A Brief History of the End of Everything.
On the count of three, everyone shout the name of your favorite scientist: One...TwoThree!...Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and JPL scientist Robert Pappalardo to discuss Europa (one of the moons of Jupiter with even more liquid water on it's surface
A tiny spacecraft designed to sail by the power of the sun is scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX rocket in 2016, a leading US space enthusiast said Wednesday. The Planetary Society's LightSail, an unmanned satellite-like craft known as a solar sail,
A Spacetime Odyssey," is a 21st-century reboot of the groundbreaking 1980 PBS series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage." The original, hosted by renowned astronomer Carl Sagan, was a top-rated phenomenon that has been viewed by some 750 million people
We veer from the library of Alexandria and the first globe made in 1492 by Martin Behaim, to Victor Hess and the discovery of cosmic rays, Fritz Zwicky, supernovas and pulsars, and finally to the cutting-edge physics of dark matter and dark energy.
To date, the rebooted Cosmos series has unabashedly tackled such "controversial" topics as evolution and industry-funded science denial. But as this preview of the next episode shows, Neil deGrasse Tyson along with his adorable dog are heading
The host of Last Week Tonight hit on an important factor contributing to some people's insistence that climate change doesn't exist. He realized that in the media, debates on the destruction of our natural environment are not representative of how
Bill Nye the Science Guy brought a gun to a knife fight by trying to employ actual facts in a debate about climate change on CNN's Crossfire earlier this week. Nye was there to discuss the White House's terrifying new National Climate Assessment ,
May 08 2014 The debate hosted by Intelligence Squared on the proposition Death is not Final, was a lot of fun. Of course, I am pleased with the outcome, as I think my partner, Sean Carroll, and I performed well, and in the end we won the final