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Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 4: Heaven & Hell

Casey Dreier • November 04, 2013 • 7

Humans face the consequences of our own knowledge about the cosmos in this latest episode recap and analysis of Carl Sagan's classic series.

Creating Life on a Gas Giant

Adolf Schaller • November 02, 2013 • 6

Adolf Schaller, an artist on the original Cosmos series, shares his experience of creating the painting, "Hunters, Floaters, and Sinkers" from Episode 2, which speculates about the possible life living in the turbulent atmosphere of a gas-giant planet.

Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 3: The Harmony of the Worlds

Casey Dreier • October 29, 2013 • 7

We continue our analysis of Cosmos as we jump back in time to see the birth of modern science with Johannes Kepler or, as Sagan calls it, the first fusion of "imagination with observation." Welcome to Episode 3: The Harmony of the Worlds.

Voyager: A Tribute

Stephen J. Pyne • September 25, 2013 • 2

The Voyagers were special when they launched. They have become more so thanks to their longevity, the breadth of their discoveries, the cultural payload they carried, and the sheer audacity of their quest.

Mars, Old and New: A Personal View by Bruce Murray

Jennifer Vaughn • September 03, 2013 • 1

An interview with Bruce Murray from 2001 about his perspectives on Mars science and exploration: past, present, and future.

I Remember Bruce Murray

Mat Kaplan • September 03, 2013 • 1

This week's Planetary Radio is a tribute to the Planetary Society's co-founder, Chairman and President. Mat provides a more personal tribute in this blog post.

Remembering the Pluto Campaign: A Success Story

Casey Dreier • July 22, 2013 • 3

The New Horizons mission to Pluto survived many near-death encounters with cancellation during its development. The Planetary Society worked the whole time to ensure it would launch.

The Peak of Discovery

Mat Kaplan • July 16, 2013

This week's Planetary Radio goes on tour at the Mount Wilson Observatory with descendants of its founder.

A patriotic return to space

Jason Davis • July 03, 2013

When Space Shuttle Discovery launched on its 1988 return-to-flight mission, it was a big moment for NASA and America.

Dark No More: Exploring the Far Side of the Moon

Bill Dunford • April 29, 2013 • 3

The first human beings to see the mysterious "dark" side of the moon were not astronauts.

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