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Farewell, Kepler - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

In October 2018, NASA announced that the Kepler spacecraft, which revolutionized our understanding of planets orbiting other stars, reached the end of its mission. Kepler searched the skies for 9 wonderful years, discovering and confirming thousands of exoplanets. Farewell, Kepler.

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Mount Wilson - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

Happy Birthday NASA! Have some cake. Also, Astronomy Day is around the corner, so join us on a tour of the iconic Mount Wilson Observatory.

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Rocket Launches - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo is in Scotland so he invited a special guest host, MaryLiz Bender, to share her recent launch experiences on the Florida Space Coast.

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Space Telescopes - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

Picardo visits the Space Telescope Science Institute to learn about how Hubble and the OPAL program make images of planets.

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Amy Mainzer on Asteroid Defense - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo of The Planetary Post and Dr. Amy Mainzer from NASA JPL discuss our efforts to look for asteroids and comets near Earth and how we plan to deflect the dangerous ones that could come our way.

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Mojave Test Flight - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

Our PlanetVac performs well in its test flight on the Xodiac rocket in the Mojave desert, but first Robert takes us to D.C. for the first Planetary Science Caucus event.

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Mars InSight Lander - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

The Mars InSight Lander is launching soon! We take you inside the clean room to get up close and personal with this amazing robot.

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LightSail in the Clean Room - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

Special guest host, Seth MacFarlane, is overshadowed by another special guest host, Dr. Bruce Betts, in this episode featuring the LightSail 2 Integration. Also featuring yet another special guest Doctor at the end! But Who is it?

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Behind the Scenes with Bill Nye - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

Picardo is on set with Bill Nye recording a video series about A.I., but he still has time for The Planetary Post!

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Space Robots in Antarctica - The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

While Picardo speaks to Astronauts and fans on a Star Trek cruise ship, one of our other board members, Dr. Britney Schmidt toughs it out at the South Pole to research how one day robots could work underwater on ice moons.

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