Welcome to the fifth installment of The Planetary Post. This month, Bill Nye and Robert Picardo got a special tour of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to see the amazing new James Webb Space Telescope.
In this presentation at Amherst College, Emily Lakdawalla explores what's up in the robotic exploration of our solar system.
This video is the longer version of the clip seen in the May 2016 issue of The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo. Two young women visited JPL to speak science with Amy Mainzer, Jordana Blacksberg, and Erisa Hines.
Welcome to the fourth installment of The Planetary Post, our monthly newsletter from Robert Picardo featuring the most notable space happenings. This month we head to JPL for a tour with two young friends.
Mike Brown, Konstantin Batygin, and Linda Spilker sat with Emily Lakdawalla and Mat Kaplan for an episode of Planetary Radio Live that was all about the mystery unfolding around "Planet 9."
Lecture 14 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2016 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers galaxies (our place in the Milky Way, types of galaxies, Hubble Deep Field), the Universe (determining distances, expansion of the universe, Big Bang theory and evolution of the universe, WMAP and Planck results, dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos), and life in the universe (Earth life requirements, astrobiology, SETI). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
Lecture 13 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2016 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course continues exploring the Sun (physical characteristics, zones, solar cycle, sunspots, flares, coronal mass ejections, fusion, etc.) and covers stars and stellar evolution (star types and colors, evolution, HR Diagrams, birth and death phases, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
Lecture 12 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2016 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers exoplanets (planets around other stars) including discovery techniques, current knowledge and characteristics, and multi-planet systems. Lecture 12 also covers the Sun and solar physics. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
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