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Something Old and Something New: Exciting Research on the International Space Station _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Something Old and Something New: Exciting Research on the International Space Station Sextants have helped sailors find their way across oceans for centuries. Now one is onboard the International Space Station so that astronauts can learn to find their way across the solar system even… »»»

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Dwarf Planet Ceres Thrills as a Dying Visitor Closes In _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Dwarf Planet Ceres Thrills as a Dying Visitor Closes In Ceres is the queen of the asteroid belt. Her first Earthly visitor is nearing its last days in spectacular style. Dawn Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman returns with stunning images taken from just… »»»

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the origin of the universe_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku the origin of the universe Guest 1: Dr. Simon Singh, the origin of the universe Guest 2: Dr. Spencer Wells This show was broadcast on July 10, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Its Asteroid Week with NASAs Planetary Defense Officer _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Its Asteroid Week with NASAs Planetary Defense Officer The dinosaurs regret their lack of a space program. 200 million years later, humans are gearing up to defend themselves from a species-ending rock. The many challenges involved are addressed in a new strategic action plan created… »»»

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Origin of the Moon and Future of Genetic Engineering _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Origin of the Moon and Future of Genetic Engineering Guests: Dr. Dana McKenzie, origin of the moon Dr. Greg Stock, the future of genetic engineering This show was broadcast on July 3, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Kathryn Sullivan and More at the International Space Development Conference _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Kathryn Sullivan and More at the International Space Development Conference Freeman Dyson wasnt the only space star at the ISDC. Mat talks with former astronaut and NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan and leaders of the Cassini mission. Planetary Society Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier has… »»»

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Korean Summit, Mars discovery _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Korean Summit, Mars discovery Guest: Michael Shermer Topics: Korean Summit, Mars discovery This show was broadcast on June 19, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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A Conversation with Freeman Dyson _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Conversation with Freeman Dyson Theres so much more to Freeman Dyson than the Dyson Sphere. The mathematician, scientist and author is one of the greatest and most original minds of our era. He has much to say to Mat Kaplan about the future of… »»»

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It’s Rocket Science: Testing PlanetVac in the Mojave Desert _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT It’s Rocket Science: Testing PlanetVac in the Mojave Desert Join Mat Kaplan in Californias Mojave Desert for special coverage of not one but two rocket flights and a real world test of PlanetVac, the innovative, radically simple way to collect surface samples from other worlds…. »»»

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Science news_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Science news a.volcanoes b.UFOs c. space program Special Guest: Ray Kurzweil on artificial intelligence This show was broadcast on June 12, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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A Sacred Place: The National Air and Space Museum with Ellen Stofan _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Sacred Place: The National Air and Space Museum with Ellen Stofan Planetary geologist Ellen Stofan has just become Director of the most popular museum in the United States. The NASM protects and shares the greatest collection of space and aviation treasures on Earth. Mat… »»»

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a war in outer space_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku a war in outer space Guest:Michael Moore,weapons analyst, talking about a war in outer space This show was broadcast on June 5, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Yuris Night 2018! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Yuris Night 2018! Host Mat Kaplan once again attends the worldwide party for space. Join him at the Los Angeles celebration under Space Shuttle Endeavour. Youll hear conversations with astronauts Nicole Stott and Anousheh Ansari, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides and Planetary Society CEO Bill… »»»

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Guest: astronaut Tom Jones _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Guest: astronaut Tom Jones This show was broadcast on May 29, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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A Space Station Crashes to Earth _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Space Station Crashes to Earth By the time you hear this weeks episode, Chinas Tiangong-1 may have spectacularly re-entered our planets atmosphere, raining metal on an unpredictable location. The Aerospace Corporations Bill Ailor, an expert on space debris, tells us theres little to worry… »»»

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Legacy of Stephen Hawking_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Legacy of Stephen Hawking Topics: Legacy of Stephen Hawking Guest: John Brinster,biographer of Einstein This show was broadcast on May 8, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Stephen Hawking: Spaceflight Pioneer! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Stephen Hawking: Spaceflight Pioneer! He is known for his breakthrough physics and popularizing of science, but Dr. Hawking also wanted to fly in space. Erik Viirre led the medical team that helped Stephen experience weightlessness. He says the adventure helped open the possibility of spaceflight… »»»

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The life of Stephen Hawking and more_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku The life of Stephen Hawking and more a.The life of Stephen Hawking b. The future of space exploration c. Fred Jerome,biographer of Einstein This show was broadcast on May 1, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Amateur Astronomers Work To Save Earth From Asteroids! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Amateur Astronomers Work To Save Earth From Asteroids! Seven astronomers have been selected to receive Shoemaker NEO (Near Earth Object) grants from the Planetary Society. They and their observatories span the planet. Well meet an American and an Australian. Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts provides… »»»

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Visiting the Birthplace of PlanetVac _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Visiting the Birthplace of PlanetVac Space is hard. Sample collection and return is harder still. Thats why the radically-simplified PlanetVac system from Honeybee Robotics is so intriguing. Join Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts and host Mat Kaplan on a tour of Honeybee that includes… »»»

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Women in science and astronomy _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Women in science and astronomy Guest: George Johnson of the NY Times Topic: Women in science and astronomy This show was broadcast on April 17, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Comet Doom – Past And Future? __on Ecoshock

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Coming up today and every Friday at 7:00pm Pacific * 10:00pm Eastern * 03:00 GMT ECOSHOCK —Comet Doom – Past And Future? is it science or myth? … Did a comet strike the Earth 12,800 years ago, causing global wildfires and starting an age of cooling? Scientists are still arguing about it. Dr. Joanne Ballard,… »»»

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Experience A Message From Earth”Inspired by the Voyager Gold Record _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Experience A Message From Earth”Inspired by the Voyager Gold Record It has been 40 years since Carl Sagan and others shared the best of humanity with the stars. A new online multimedia project has been created as a 21st century homage to the Golden Record…. »»»

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The Eyes of a New Mars Rover: Mastcam-Z _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Eyes of a New Mars Rover: Mastcam-Z Mat Kaplan attended a meeting of the science team for the zoom lens camera that will be atop the Mars 2020 rover mast. Planetary Scientist Jim Bell tells us how this new system will show us the… »»»

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astronaut Tom Jones _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku astronaut Tom Jones Guest:astronaut Tom Jones This show was broadcast on April 3, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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A New Congressional Caucus Backs Planetary Science _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A New Congressional Caucus Backs Planetary Science Republican Randy Hultgren and Democrat Derek Kilmer celebrate formation of the new bipartisan, bicameral caucus of US representatives and senators. They have united behind exploration of our and other solar systems. Bill Nye shares his eye and ear… »»»

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Space, SETI, the Singularity and Shostak _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Space, SETI, the Singularity and Shostak Where is everybody? That was the question physicist Enrico Fermi asked when he wondered why we hadnt yet met ET. What will happen if we do? Will humans lose the will to explore? These and other questions were taken… »»»

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can we go to Mars?_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku can we go to Mars? Guest:Dr.Robert Zubrin, can we go to Mars? This show was broadcast on March 20, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Going to Sea to Sail Through Space: Orion Ocean Recovery Testing _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Going to Sea to Sail Through Space: Orion Ocean Recovery Testing Join Mat Kaplan on a visit to Naval Base San Diego and the USS Anchorage, the amphibious ship that has just completed a round of Orion spacecraft recovery testing and practice. Youll hear from… »»»

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Life in Space and Quantum Computers_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Life in Space and Quantum Computers Guest 1: Dr. Seth Shostak, life in space Guest 2: Dr. Seth Lloyd, quantum computers This show was broadcast on March 13, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Living in Space! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Living in Space! Mat Kaplan talks with participants in the National Space Societys recent Space Settlement Summit about human destiny in space. Theres a consensus that we are making real progress, both technological and political, toward permanent installations on the Moon and elsewhere. The total… »»»

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Its a Hard Rain on Titan _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Its a Hard Rain on Titan A computer model based on our best data about Saturns cloud-shrouded moon says that torrential liquid methane pounds the surface far more frequently than previously expected. Sean Faulk and Jonathan Mitchell of UCLA explain. The Planetary Societys Jason Davis… »»»

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astronaut Tom Jones _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku astronaut Tom Jones Guest:astronaut Tom Jones This show was broadcast on February 27, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Mysterious Tabbys Star, With Tabby Herself _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Mysterious Tabbys Star, With Tabby Herself It may not host an alien megastructure but Tabbys Star still guards many mysteries of science. Astronomer and astrophysicist Tabetha Tabby Boyajian leads the worldwide team that is revealing this strange light in the sky. The Curiosity rover has… »»»

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can we go to Mars? _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Life in Space and Quantum Computers Guest:Dr.Robert Zubrin, can we go to Mars? This show was broadcast on February 20, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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2018 Space Preview with the Planetary Society All-Stars _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT 2018 Space Preview with the Planetary Society All-Stars Mats first-ever four-way conversation with colleagues Jason Davis, Casey Dreier and Emily Lakdawalla provides their predictions of space milestones in the new year. Bruce Betts follows up with his own list of exciting highlights in a special… »»»

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Life in Space and Quantum Computers_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Life in Space and Quantum Computers Guest 1: Dr. Seth Shostak, life in space Guest 2: Dr. Seth Lloyd, quantum computers This show was broadcast on February 13, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Flowing Water on Mars? Not So Much _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Flowing Water on Mars? Not So Much Mars scientists dubbed them recurring slope lineae or RSLs. They sure looked like evidence of liquid water flowing down hillsides and ridges on the Red Planet. New research led by US Geological Survey Planetary Geologist Colin Dundas says… »»»

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Black Holes and How to Build a Time Machine_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Black Holes and How to Build a Time Machine Guest 1: Fulvia Melia, black holes Guest 2: Dr. Richard Gott, how to build a time machine This show was broadcast on February 6, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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origin of universe and humanity_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku origin of universe and humanity Guest 1: Simon Singh, origin of universe Guest 2: Spencer Wells, origin of humanity This show was broadcast on January 30, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Exploring the Latest Planetary Science Discoveries With Emily Lakdawalla _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Exploring the Latest Planetary Science Discoveries With Emily Lakdawalla A holiday edition of Planetary Radio welcomes the Planetary Societys Senior Editor back from the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Emily reports on amazing developments in planetary science she discovered at the huge conference…. »»»

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President Trump Sets Course for the Moon _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT President Trump Sets Course for the Moon On December 11th President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that firmly points the US space effort toward the Moon, but without providing many details. Planetary Society Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier fills in some of the gaps… »»»

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A Visitor From the Stars: Oumuamua _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Visitor From the Stars: Oumuamua The first confirmed interstellar visitor to our solar system is a needle-shaped asteroid given the Hawaiian name Oumuamua. Karen Meech leads the team that is learning as much about it as possible before it leaves our neighborhood, never to… »»»

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Bob Richards and Moon Express _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Bob Richards and Moon Express Moon Express Founder and CEO Bob Richards shares an inspiring vision for a return to the Moon. It includes introduction of a sophisticated line of robotic spacecraft, the first of which may make a soft landing next year. Sample return… »»»

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Canada Rises And So Does the Sun _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Canada Rises And So Does the Sun Canada has a new Space Advisory Board, and the Planetary Societys Kate Howells is a member. Mat Kaplan also talks with Jeff Kuhn and Thomas Rimmele, two of the scientists working toward completion of the biggest solar telescope… »»»

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The Honorable Adam Schiff” — Another Congressional Space Enthusiast _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Honorable Adam Schiff”–Another Congressional Space Enthusiast Congressman Adam Schiffs California district includes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is as enthusiastic a fan of the final frontier as you are likely to find under the capitol dome in Washington D.C. Planetary Society Digital Editor Jason… »»»

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Andy Weirs New Novel Puts a City on the Moon _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Andy Weirs New Novel Puts a City on the Moon The author of #1 bestseller The Martian is back with Artemis, a superbly-researched, rollicking adventure in the first city on the Moon. You might win a copy of the book in the new Whats Up… »»»

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Andre Bormanis and Emily Lakdawalla on Life, the Universe and Everything _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Andre Bormanis and Emily Lakdawalla on Life, the Universe and Everything Join us for a wide-ranging, salon-style conversation about space exploration, science, art and more. Mats guests are astronomer, television producer/writer and former Star Trek science advisor Andre Bormanis and Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily… »»»

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the future of bioengineering of the human race_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku the future of bioengineering of the human race Guest: Dr. Greg Stock, UCLA, the future of bioengineering of the human race This show was broadcast on December 12, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Searching for ET With Pete Worden _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Searching for ET With Pete Worden Are we alone? The nearly sixty-year effort to answer that question has gotten a big boost from the Breakthrough Initiatives, funded by Yuri Milner and led by former NASA Ames Research Center director Pete Worden, who is our guest… »»»

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life on earth, and life in outer space_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku life on earth, and life in outer space Guests: Drs. Robert Hagen and Carl Zimmer, life on earth, and life in outer space. This show was broadcast on December 5, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Pamela Gay and the Image Detective _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Pamela Gay and the Image Detective Astronomer Pamela Gay is probably best known as co-host of the Astronomy Cast podcast, but she is also Principal Investigator for the CosmoQuest virtual research facility. It offers fun and rewarding citizen science opportunities, including its newest, Image Detective…. »»»

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Dawn: Ten Years of Exploration _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Dawn: Ten Years of Exploration Dawn Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman helps us salute the ion-engine powered spacecraft that first orbited asteroid Vesta in the main asteroid belt and then moved to dwarf planet Ceres, revealing two fascinating worlds. The new US National… »»»

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Australia Gets Serious About Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Australia Gets Serious About Space The Australian government announced that it would create a national space agency at the 68th annual International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide. Well talk with IAC 2017 CEO Brett Biddington about what this means for his country. Last weeks IAC was… »»»

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String Theory and Higher Dimensional Physics_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku String Theory and Higher Dimensional Physics Guest 1: Dr. Brian Greene, string theory Guest 2: Dr.Lisa Randall,higher dimensional physics This show was broadcast on November 18, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Celebrating Cassini Live! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Celebrating Cassini Live! More than 1,100 fans of the just-completed 20-year mission to Saturn joined us for a live tribute. The Planetary Societys Mat Kaplan and KPCC Science Reporter Jacob Margolis welcomed mission leaders and the Societys Emily Lakdawalla to Caltechs Beckman Auditorium stage. Youll… »»»

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Monster Hurricanes and Solar System Visitor_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Monster Hurricanes and Solar System Visitor Science news: what is behind the rash of monster hurricanes? Visitor from another solar system?Guest: Dr. Seth Shostak, director, SETI Institute This show was broadcast on November 7, 2017. For downloads click here to… »»»

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Long Live Cassini! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Long Live Cassini! Join us at JPL and Caltech on the bittersweet morning the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn. Well hear from several of the missions leaders, including John Grunsfeld, Earl Maize, Linda Spilker and Ellen Stofan. Bill Nye salutes the mission team and calls… »»»

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Science Fiction Greats on Humanitys Destiny in Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Science Fiction Greats on Humanitys Destiny in Space Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society talks with Gregory Benford, David Brin, Geoffrey Landis and Larry Niven about terraforming Mars, the origin of life, the drive to explore and more. Emily Lakdawalla tells us what expect when… »»»

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Sailing on the Light of the Sun With Lou Friedman_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Sailing on the Light of the Sun With Lou Friedman The co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Planetary Society returns for a conversation about the allure of sailing through space. Digital editor Jason Davis reviews three exciting space sail projects, and LightSail Program Manager… »»»

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Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilkers Last Update Before the Grand Finale _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilkers Last Update Before the Grand Finale Its the Grandest Finale. The spectacular Cassini missions exploration of Saturn will end on September 15th when the spacecraft plunges into the planet. Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker is back with one last mission… »»»

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Life, theories, and politics of Albert Einstein _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Life, theories, and politics of Albert Einstein This show was broadcast on October 3, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Ed Stone and Forty Years of Voyager in Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Ed Stone and Forty Years of Voyager in Space It is most space fans favorite planetary science mission, and with good reason. We visit with the man who has been in charge of Voyager mission science for more than four decades. Youve got an extra… »»»

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Dark Energy Attracts? Astrophysicists Jason Rhodes and Alina Kiessling _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Dark Energy Attracts? Astrophysicists Jason Rhodes and Alina Kiessling JPL astrophysicists Alina Kiessling and Jason Rhodes were brought together by their fascination over the mystery of dark energy. They talk with Planetary Radio about their research and the many missions they are contributing to, including… »»»

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An Eye on the Sun (In the Middle of a Lake) _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Planetary Radio Live! Living on Mars The worlds most powerful solar telescope sits in Big Bear Lake, high above southern California. It has just been renamed for the man responsible for its creation. Well meet astrophysicist and helioseismologist Phil Goode, and well enjoy a tour… »»»

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Black Holes_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Black Holes Guest 1: Dr. Neil Tyson, astronomer Guest 2: Dr. Fulvia Melia, black holes This show was broadcast on September 5, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Planetary Radio Live! Living on Mars _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Planetary Radio Live! Living on Mars Will humans live, work and thrive on Mars? What challenges must be met before we can become Martians? On July 20th, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Mat Kaplan welcomed an outstanding panel of experts for conversation… »»»

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the Blank Slate_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku the Blank Slate Guest: Prof. Steven Pinker, of Harvard, author of the Blank Slate This show was broadcast on August 29, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Emily Lakdawalla on the Last Orbits of Cassini _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Emily Lakdawalla on the Last Orbits of Cassini The Cassini Mission has less than two months to go before it ends with a spectacular plunge into the beautiful ringed world. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla has prepared a guide to the last orbits by… »»»

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Unrecognized female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Unrecognized female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt Guest: George Johnson of the NY Times – Unrecognized female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt This show was broadcast on August 22, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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20 Years on Mars with Matt Golombek _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT 20 Years on Mars with Matt Golombek When the Pathfinder lander reached Mars 20 years ago it began a Martian renaissance that has never paused. JPL scientist Matt Golombek was the missions Project Scientist. He looks back and to the future of our explorations at… »»»

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A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber Veteran astronomer and cosmologist Sandra Faber has just been awarded the Gruber Prize for Cosmology, honoring more than forty years of pioneering work. She talks with Mat Kaplan on this weeks show. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye tells… »»»

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A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber Veteran astronomer and cosmologist Sandra Faber has just been awarded the Gruber Prize for Cosmology, honoring more than forty years of pioneering work. She talks with Mat Kaplan on this weeks show. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye tells… »»»

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Fukushima and the future of nuclear energy _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Fukushima and the future of nuclear energy Guest: the late Michael Marriott, about Fukushima and the future of nuclear energy This show was broadcast on August 8, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Happy Asteroid Day _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Happy Asteroid Day Asteroid Day, June 30th, marks the anniversary of the great Tunguska impact that leveled a Siberian forest. It reminds us that a Near Earth Object can destroy a city or even a civilization. Former Minor Planet Center Director Tim Spahr reviews our… »»»

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Life in Outer Space_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Life in Outer Space Guest: Dr. Robert Hagen, life in outer space. This show was broadcast on August 1, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Thomas Edison, Eclipse Chaser! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Thomas Edison, Eclipse Chaser! The great inventor was just one of many men and women who made their way across the American West to view and document the total solar eclipse of 1878. Edison would test a new heat-detecting instrument. Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell and… »»»

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Julie Webster and the Art of Spacecraft Endurance _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Julie Webster and the Art of Spacecraft Endurance How do you keep a dazzlingly complex spacecraft in good health after 20 years in space? Thats the challenge for Julie Webster and her team of engineers supporting the Cassini mission at Saturn. Jason Davis reports on… »»»

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Spectacular Jupiter! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Spectacular Jupiter! Have you seen its stunning image of Jupiters south pole? The Juno orbiter is surpassing expectations and delivering surprising science. Scott Bolton, the missions Principal Investigator, is back with a thrilling report. Weve reached another key milestone along LightSail 2s road to space…. »»»

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Buzz Aldrin and Other Martians _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Buzz Aldrin and Other Martians He walked with Neil Armstrong on the moon, but that may not be his greatest legacy. Buzz Aldrin was joined by other space stars at the recent Humans To Mars Summit. Bill Nye returns with his sense of awe turned… »»»

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Black Holes and Time Travel_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Black Holes and Time Travel Guest 1: Dr. Fulvia Melia Black Holes Guest 2: Dr. Richard Gott Time Travel This show was broadcast on July 4, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Human Spaceflight: Coming Back to America_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Human Spaceflight: Coming Back to America Astronauts may soon ride on US rockets and in US spaceships for the first time since the last Space Shuttle flight. Jon Cowart of NASA is working with SpaceX toward the first launch of a Dragon spacecraft with humans… »»»

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NASA Leaders on Getting Humans to Mars _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT NASA Leaders on Getting Humans to Mars The human journey to the Red Planet is long and hard, but Mats conversation with three NASA Associate Administrators at the Humans to Mars Summit was filled with cautious optimism. Emily Lakdawalla shares a beautiful image of Saturn… »»»

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Visiting Worlds Fantastic with Bonnie Buratti _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Visiting Worlds Fantastic with Bonnie Buratti Veteran Jet Propulsion Lab planetary scientist Bonnie Buratti talks with Mat about the wonder of our solar neighborhood that she explores in Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar”A Guided Tour of the Solar System. Emily Lakdawalla reviews a busy and challenging… »»»

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Be There! The Great American Eclipse _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Be There! The Great American Eclipse Our ongoing coverage of preparation for the Great American Eclipse takes us to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where a huge celebration is planned. Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla is back! She was at JPL when Cassini began the final phase… »»»

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Bill Nye Saves the World With Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Bill Nye Saves the World With Space It was a big week for the Science Guy, and for science. Bill Nye served as honorary co-chair of the March for Science in Washington DC. His new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, premiered the next… »»»

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Alien machine found in outer space? _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Alien machine found in outer space? Alien machine found in outer space? Guest: Dr. Charles Seife, author of Sun in a Bottle. This show was broadcast on May 30, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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McDonald Observatory and the Quest for Dark Energy _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT McDonald Observatory and the Quest for Dark Energy The University of Texas at Austins observatory is high in the hills of west Texas. In this special episode, Mat Kaplan joins the tens of thousands who visit it each year. The occasion was the rededication of… »»»

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can science explain God? _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku can science explain God? Q and A: Is there a God? When can we go to Mars? Can we clone humans from skin cells? Guest: Dr. Dan Dennet – can science explain God? This show was broadcast on May 23,… »»»

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Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz The Aerospace Corporation has been innovating since 1960. Now its headed by a former leader of New Space company Virgin Galactic. President and CEO Steve Isakowitz talks about the evolving culture of the space industry. Heard about NASAs… »»»

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Mars Atmosphere Lost in Space! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Mars Atmosphere Lost in Space! Mars was once a warm and wet world. Then its dense, protective atmosphere mostly vanished. Learning why was one of the greatest mysteries in planetary science. The answer has just been delivered by the MAVEN orbiter. Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky… »»»

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The Big Bang and Origin of the Human Race_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku The Big Bang and Origin of the Human Race Guest: Simon Singh, the big bang Spencer Wells, orgin of the human race. This show was broadcast on May 9, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Nancy Atkinsons Incredible Stories from Space_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Nancy Atkinsons Incredible Stories from Space The longtime editor of outstanding online space news source Universe Today has just written about nine robotic missions of exploration in Incredible Stories From Space”A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos. NASA considers putting… »»»

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Ready for Space: LightSail 2 Update _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Ready for Space: LightSail 2 Update The Planetary Societys LightSail 2 solar sail spacecraft is ready to be packed away for its ride to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Mat Kaplan checks the missions status with team members including Project Manager Dave Spencer… »»»

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The Great American Eclipse”Be Part of It! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Great American Eclipse”Be Part of It! Its coming! Will you be in the path of totality? Astronomers Without Borders President Mike Simmons says be there if you can. He also tells us about AWBs Google-funded outreach program that will use the August 21st total… »»»

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Earth Day_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Earth Day Earth Day April 22 guest: Lester Brown, leading environmentalist. This show was broadcast on April 18, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Hope for Pluto”Should We Re-Redefine Planets? _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Hope for Pluto”Should We Re-Redefine Planets? Planetary geologist Kirby Runyon is lead author of an abstract that proposes a new, geophysical definition of what a planet is. It would grant our solar system 110 planets, including Pluto and the moon. Up, up and away with… »»»

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Battle of the Billionaires and Black Holes_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Battle of the Billionaires and Black Holes Space news: battle of the billionaires (Musk vs Bezos) for domination of space. Guest: black hole expert Dr. Fulvia Melia This show was broadcast on April 11, 2017. For downloads click here to… »»»

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The Worlds of TRAPPIST-1 _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Worlds of TRAPPIST-1 The discovery of seven, Earth-sized planets in a nearby solar system was announced last week. Astrophysicist and planetary scientist Sara Seager was part of the NASA press conference. Now she joins us to share her excitement about this find that includes… »»»

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Near Earth Objects–The Killer Asteroid Threat _on Planetary Radio

Planetary Radio

Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Near Earth Objects–The Killer Asteroid Threat Leaders of the quest to find, understand and protect ourselves from the asteroids and comets called Near Earth Objects gathered with host Mat Kaplan for a live conversation about this existential threat from space. This special episode presents excerpts… »»»

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Trump, Science, and Edison_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Trump, Science, and Edison Will Trumps budget cuts in science hinder the economy and kill jobs? Topic: How Thomas Edison harnessed science to create prosperity. This show was broadcast on March 28, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Nazis in Space? Rod Pyles Amazing Stories of the Space Age _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Nazis in Space? Rod Pyles Amazing Stories of the Space Age Rod Pyle reveals bizarre yet fascinating space projects of the past in his new book. Pyle also exposes previously classified information about missions and spacecraft you thought you knew. Bill Nye throws his support… »»»

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Late Michael Marriott of NIRS_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Late Michael Marriott of NIRS Guest: the late Michael Marriott of NIRS. This program is dedicated to his memory. This show was broadcast on March 21, 2017. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»

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Earth Microbes! Welcome to Mars _on Planetary Radio

Planetary Radio

Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Earth Microbes! Welcome to Mars University of Arkansas grad student Rebecca Mickol and her team have demonstrated that some Earth bacteria can survive in the extremely thin atmosphere of Mars. Could Martian bacteria thrive under the same conditions? Jason Davis looks at the Mars vs…. »»»

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Billionaires to the Moon and Mars and Werner Von Braun_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Billionaires to the Moon and Mars and Werner Von Braun Science news: Billionaires battle to reach the moon and Mars Guest: Michael Neufeld, author of a biography of rocket scientist Werner von Braun. This show was broadcast on March 14,… »»»

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The Final Countdown at Saturn _on Planetary Radio

Planetary Radio

Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Final Countdown at Saturn Planetary Radios most frequent guest, Project Scientist Linda Spilker, returns with another update on the Cassini mission that is approaching its grand finale. Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla has a special announcement. Humans on Mars by 2033? Bill Nye sees a… »»»

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Will we go back to the moon, and then to Mars? _on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Will we go back to the moon, and then to Mars? Guest: astronaut Tom Jones News: Will we go back to the moon, and then to Mars? This show was broadcast on March 7, 2017. For downloads click here to… »»»

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Alien Life in Space_on Exploration

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Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku Alien Life in Space Science news: NASA scientists discover 7 new earthlike planets revolving around a single star. Guest:Dr. Seth Shostak of SETI, speakng about alien life in space This show was broadcast on February 28, 2017. For downloads click… »»»

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Ice, Snow and Lava: Exploring Antarcticas Mount Erebus _on Planetary Radio

Planetary Radio

Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Ice, Snow and Lava: Exploring Antarcticas Mount Erebus Earths southernmost active volcano may also be its most remote. Rosaly Lopes and Michael Carroll recently spent a few frigid days on the slopes of Antarcticas Mount Erebus. What they learned may help us understand volcanos on… »»»

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Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Leaves NASA _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Leaves NASA For well over three years, planetary scientist Ellen Stofan has worked directly with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to help coordinate and expand the myriad science efforts by the agency. We talk with her as she ends this remarkable tenure…. »»»

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