Dr Christiansen stops by the show to talk about exoplanets and the Kepler Space Telescope. We share an Australian beverage and she explains how astronomers look for exoplanets, and how the discovery of “hot Jupiters” was a huge surprise to astronomers.
Dr. Lisa Storie-Lombardi talks about the Spitzer Space Telescope, which was the last of NASA’s “Great Observatories” program. She tells us about one of Spitzer’s most exciting discoveries: the first observation of light from a planet outside our s
Dr. Don Yeomans, head of JPL’s Near-Earth Object office until his recent retirement, stops by to talk asteroids on the show. He talks about how the field of asteroid discovery has changed over the decades. He also describes what happened when early data
Dr. Kimberly Litchtenburg explains what it is like to explore Mars with the Curiosity rover. It involves daily discussions with scientists, careful programming, and sometimes, fantastic discoveries, like the discovery of a stream bed that once had enough