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2022-12-14: How Can Matter Be BOTH Liquid AND Gas?

  • 11:28: ... is to send it out into outerspace to catch cosmic dust, as in NASA’s Stardust ...

2022-10-26: Why Did Quantum Entanglement Win the Nobel Prize in Physics?

  • 17:20: ... couldn’t find a direct calculation but the NASA report I cited uses 100 LY as their canonical number, so I think the ...

2022-10-12: The REAL Possibility of Mapping Alien Planets!

  • 06:05: ... that. So the researchers outline two possibilities in their report to NASA: one is the “flagship” model,   in which a single craft with a ...

2022-09-21: Science of the James Webb Telescope Explained!

  • 00:34: ... out its amazing accomplishments in lots of places - like the official NASA and Goddard Flight Center websites, and all over YouTube - but special ...
  • 01:18: It was built by NASA with  significant contributions  from the Canadian and European Space Agencies, but it was built for everyone.
  • 01:26: You don’t have to be employed by NASA, or a US citizen, or even a professional astronomer.
  • 02:53: ... cost grew to consume 25% of NASA’s entire budget, before being axed by the US Congress, then reinstated, ...
  • 03:06: ... NGST became the James Webb Space Telescope after NASA’s administrator for most the 60's - a controversial choice all on its own ...
  • 07:29: NASA queues up all the successful programs and executes them over the following year.
  • 10:53: ... to build the sort of beautiful color image that we usually get from NASA. ...

2022-08-24: What Makes The Strong Force Strong?

  • 15:35: They recently did an episode on the iconic Blue Marble photograph of Earth and the legend of how NASA changed the Apollo 17 mission to capture it.

2022-03-08: Is the Proxima System Our Best Hope For Another Earth?

  • 15:31: ... Morning Brew, I actually read about how NASA’s James Webb telescope, the largest and most powerful telescope to ever ...

2021-12-10: 2021 End of Year AMA!

  • 00:02: ... white um who i originally was of eagle works labs which um is was a nasa-affiliated facility okay i wouldn't exactly say that it was part of nasa but it ...

2021-07-21: How Magnetism Shapes The Universe

  • 05:36: ... NASA’s IBEX mission, which used a sort of solar wind sonar - it mapped how ...

2021-05-11: How To Know If It's Aliens

  • 02:34: And NASA’s 2006 Phoenix lander found a possible culprit - perchlorate in the Martian soil.

2020-10-05: Venus May Have Life!

  • 11:52: NASA is about to decide between two proposals for the next mission to Venus.

2020-07-08: Does Antimatter Explain Why There's Something Rather Than Nothing?

  • 06:27: ... instead of the proton + electron of regular hydrogen. In 1999 , NASA estimated that when taking all expenses into account, just one gram of ...

2019-09-23: Is Pluto a Planet?

  • 08:08: It’s 28% more massive than Pluto, which spurred NASA to initially hail it as the tenth planet.
  • 10:08: ... the current NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is declaring Pluto a planet once more ...

2019-09-16: Could We Terraform Mars?

  • 04:06: The ablation of what is left of the Martian atmosphere has now been directly observed by NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft, as we’ve also discussed before.
  • 04:23: ... dioxide to replenish the Martian atmosphere, based on observations of NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Odyssey ...

2019-08-26: How To Become an Astrophysicist + Challenge Question!

  • 00:00: ... I got some rejections and got some offers Ultimately deciding to head to NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, which is a great town By ...
  • 03:35: ... postdocs than permanent positions whether at universities Observatories NASA or private foundations in my case. I got lucky I scored a professorship ...

2019-07-01: Thorium and the Future of Nuclear Energy

  • 17:49: ... more than 10 or so times the black hole event horizon Oppie asks why NASA isn't dedicating more resources to investigating all West themed planets ...

2018-10-25: Will We Ever Find Alien Life?

  • 01:43: ... NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered 2,652 alien worlds to date, spotted as ...

2018-10-10: Computing a Universe Simulation

  • 15:01: Don't believe NASA sheeple.

2018-09-12: How Much Information is in the Universe?

  • 12:30: The dust storm is nearly over, and NASA will keep trying to make contact, at least for several weeks.

2018-08-30: Is There Life on Mars?

  • 00:31: ... we wait and hope while NASA races to re-establish contact, we thought we'd reflect on the greater ...
  • 01:11: And in 2020, the race to find life on Mars will intensify with both ESA and NASA launching missions.
  • 01:26: NASA's also planning a mission to take a sample of Martian soil and rocket it back to Earth.
  • 06:02: NASA landed "Viking 1 and 2" on the surface of Mars in 1976.
  • 10:00: NASA and all of us remain hopeful the communication will be reestablished.

2018-08-01: How Close To The Sun Can Humanity Get?

  • 00:26: ... PLAYING] NASA put humans on the moon, sent probes throughout and even beyond the solar ...
  • 00:41: And now, NASA will once again attempt the impossible-- reaching for the one place in the solar system we never did approach.
  • 00:53: Will NASA succeed where Icarus failed?
  • 03:31: ... primary science objective of the Parker Solar Probe-- as stated by NASA-- is to trace the flow of energy and understand the heating of the solar ...

2018-06-27: How Asteroid Mining Will Save Earth

  • 08:34: ... a near-Earth asteroid into lunar orbit was the goal of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission, but it was canceled in 2017 due to lack of ...

2018-03-07: Should Space be Privatized?

  • 01:52: Under each of the following presidents, NASA's monopoly on space flight was further diminished.
  • 02:09: To spur private competition, NASA implemented its Commercial Orbital Transport Services Program in 2011.
  • 02:46: This is considered a big win for NASA.
  • 04:45: It's long been perceived that in order to do important, but unprofitable, work we need collectively funded and administered agencies, like NASA.
  • 06:54: The last few US presidents have ordered NASA to redefine its goals at some level.
  • 08:13: Despite its struggles with shifting politics, NASA has been at the forefront of science and space exploration for 60 years.

2017-11-29: Citizen Science + Zero-Point Challenge Answer

  • 03:15: ... NASA provides the raw, visible, and infrared images to the public via their ...

2017-11-22: Suicide Space Robots

  • 02:57: I'm talking about NASA's Martian rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
  • 03:42: NASA's scientists soon realized that the dust was being cleaned from the solar panels by the Martian wind.
  • 04:23: Actually, NASA says that.
  • 05:49: ... after de-commissioning, a sacrifice had to be made by decree of NASA's awesomely named Office of Planetary ...
  • 07:05: This was the Deep Impact mission-- a probe launched by NASA in 2005 to impact comet Tempel 1.
  • 13:00: A few of you point out that the EM drive now has a peer reviewed paper coming from Harold white at NASA's Eagle Works Laboratories.

2017-09-20: The Future of Space Telescopes

  • 00:55: Fortunately, NASA isn't constrained by traditional methods.
  • 00:59: The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, NIAC program, has some ingenious ideas for overcoming this limitation.
  • 04:39: The first starshade may launch with NASA's WFIRST mission in the 2020s for a budget of around $750 million and a runtime of five years.
  • 10:05: NASA has some brilliant plans to overcome the limitations of traditional space-based telescopes.

2017-08-16: Extraterrestrial Superstorms

  • 07:52: NASA launched the $1.1 billion Juno mission in 2011.

2017-04-05: Telescopes on the Moon

  • 05:54: ... Ching, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, proposes shipping a relatively small amount ...
  • 07:20: ... evaporate in the moon's low pressure Atmosphere Pete Worden, Director of NASA's Ames Research Center and Ermanno Borra of the University of Quebec, are ...

2017-03-01: The Treasures of Trappist-1

  • 00:05: Last week in a NASA press release, we learned about an amazing new discovery.

2016-10-19: The First Humans on Mars

  • 00:24: NASA's new budget mandates a 25-year timescale for putting astronauts in orbit around Mars.
  • 01:33: ... translating to 100 passengers, rather than, say, the four astronauts of NASA's proposed Orion ...
  • 03:54: NASA's 3D-printed Habitat Challenge produced some incredible concepts.

2016-09-29: Life on Europa?

  • 00:00: [MUSIC PLAYING] This week NASA announced even more evidence of plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
  • 07:38: NASA's Europa Clipper is expected to launch in the 2020s, and will vastly improve our knowledge of the moon.
  • 08:07: The observations taken with these instruments would then help NASA decide a promising site for a future possible lander.
  • 08:22: ... allocated a lot more money to NASA's Europa program than requested, but also added a mandate that NASA ...
  • 08:35: ... development time to the mission, and it also makes it pretty hard for NASA to scout out the best landing ...
  • 08:45: NASA is considering doing this as two separate missions-- if that's even allowed under Congress's decree.
  • 08:51: We might wonder whether we should just let NASA do what it does best.
  • 08:55: But it's hard to turn down extra funding, so let's see what those geniuses at NASA can come up with.

2016-08-03: Can We Survive the Destruction of the Earth? ft. Neal Stephenson

  • 06:13: ... collaboration with international search programs, NASA's Near-Earth Object Program has located 90% of objects larger than one ...

2016-02-11: LIGO's First Detection of Gravitational Waves!

  • 08:39: NASA is already thinking about small floating missions.

2016-02-03: Will Mars or Venus Kill You First?

  • 03:49: In 1966, a NASA vacuum chamber space suit test went horribly wrong, leaving Jim LeBlanc exposed to a vacuum.

2015-12-09: How to Build a Black Hole

  • 13:05: NASA, this is "Space Time." Tell Mr. Willis to stand down.

2015-11-05: Why Haven't We Found Alien Life?

  • 07:52: Properly fund NASA and its terrestrial planet finder and we could find extraterrestrial life within 20 years.

2015-10-28: Is The Alcubierre Warp Drive Possible?

  • 00:00: Rumor has it NASA is actually working on a real faster than light warp drive.
  • 01:06: NASA doesn't seem to think so.
  • 01:15: But if NASA's researching it, it must be legit, right?
  • 06:10: Now, this sort of wild optimism has inspired NASA's Eagleworks Laboratory to try an experiment to create and detect a warp field.
  • 07:45: NASA was originally a part of it, but had to drop out due to funding cuts.

2015-08-05: What Physics Teachers Get Wrong About Tides!

  • 09:24: ... prior to the airing of that episode, at the 2015 NASA Space Apps Challenge, a colleague of mine-- Professor Emily Rice from ...
  • 09:49: ... see a link to her talk about alien atmospheres-- it's very good-- at the NASA Space Apps Challenge, along with a link to other information from her ...

2015-06-17: How to Signal Aliens

  • 03:28: ... something like NASA's Kepler satellite, astronomers stare at 150,000 or so stars at once ...

2015-05-20: The Real Meaning of E=mc²

  • 09:11: ... to count, on the next episode of "Space Time." Last week we talked about NASA ...
  • 09:25: ... you guys mentioned some things, to set the record straight, that are not NASA spinoffs-- microwave ovens, Tang, Velcro, cordless power tools, the ...
  • 09:36: But you did mention some NASA spinoffs that we missed.
  • 09:53: Great to hear from someone with first hand experience with NASA tech.
  • 09:56: jancultis, or "yawn"-cultis, points out the NASA is great but inefficient and has lots of room for improvement.
  • 10:02: I agree, and I think NASA does, too.

2015-05-13: 9 NASA Technologies Shaping YOUR Future

  • 00:02: If you were born in the US after the mid 1990s, you most likely ingested a spinoff of NASA technology.
  • 00:15: NASA spinoffs are everywhere.
  • 00:33: NASA's answer?
  • 00:36: NASA has developed a prototype robo glove that actually amplifies the human grip.
  • 01:10: Well, NASA funded researchers at Stony Brook University to analyze that very phenomenon.
  • 02:02: Well, back in the '80s NASA experimented to see if micro algae could help.
  • 02:12: ... after NASA's initial interest faded, some of the researchers kept the project going ...
  • 02:33: So if you were born after the mid 1990s and went for the bottle over the boob, even once, you, my friend, drank NASA techn.
  • 03:14: ... same company that develop NASA's gantry shock absorbers modified the technology and installed it in ...
  • 03:23: So that's right, the NASA spinoff in this case is earthquake proof buildings.
  • 03:56: You got it-- NASA.
  • 04:16: ... NASA funded some university researchers to experiment with targeted high ...
  • 05:15: Remember, the A in NASA is aeronautics.
  • 05:27: ... return time of the laser pulse echos and using image rendering software, NASA funded researchers helped develop a kind of infrared sonar for ...
  • 06:03: ... NASA funding, university researchers developed a sensor that monitors plant ...
  • 06:29: If you want to learn more, NASA Spinoffs actually has it own YouTube channel, magazine, and Twitter account, all linked in the description.
  • 07:18: But NASA astronaut height requirements happen to be quoted in inches, so I reported them the same way.

2015-05-06: Should the First Mars Mission Be All Women?

  • 00:02: 2013 marked the first time that women made up 50% of the NASA astronaut candidate class.
  • 00:07: But looking forward, should NASA try to go even higher?
  • 00:54: Lots of factors disqualify you from NASA before you even begin including, currently, height restrictions.
  • 01:13: Well, according to a 2014 NASA study that we link in the description, it's not bone loss.
  • 01:57: Let's look at the same NASA study.
  • 02:24: It's why NASA allows women only half as much lifetime space flight as it allows men.
  • 02:54: Well, the same NASA study reports no sex-based difference in psychology or behavior during spaceflight.
  • 02:59: They attribute this to the robust screening and training that NASA astronauts undergo.
  • 04:10: Now, this argument has been made many times over the years, including by some NASA employees.
  • 04:14: ... men and three women-- in the first four months study at High Seas, a NASA-funded, enclosed, isolated habitat on Mauna Loa in Hawaii that simulates aspects ...
  • 04:38: This was consistent with what had been seen earlier by current and former NASA analysts that she cites in her article.
  • 04:49: Let's consider the long version of a NASA Mars mission.

2015-04-29: What's the Most Realistic Artificial Gravity in Sci-Fi?

  • 06:43: ... Grazier, a planetary scientists formerly at NASA, who was also the science adviser for "Battlestar Galactica" and the ...

2015-04-22: Are Space and Time An Illusion?

  • 07:10: Last week, we asked whether NASA could start a zombie apocalypse.

2015-04-15: Could NASA Start the Zombie Apocalypse?

  • 01:04: Unlike other government agencies, NASA still hasn't gotten on the zombie train.
  • 02:38: NASA is not really sure yet.
  • 02:47: Now zombies aside, NASA and other space agencies research infectious disease extensively.
  • 02:57: NASA also has thorough quarantine sterilization procedures to minimize germs hitchhiking into orbit.
  • 03:06: ... avoid contamination of the Martian surface, NASA went to great lengths to sterilize the rover before launch-- clean ...
  • 03:58: And 100% sterilization is impossible, even in the cleanest of NASA clean rooms.

2015-04-08: Could You Fart Your Way to the Moon?

  • 01:48: ... same thrust as the most powerful rocket ever built, the SLS Booster that NASA recently test fired in ...
  • 06:10: This weekend, April 11 and 12, I'll be hosting NASA's Space Apps Challenge at the Main Stage in New York City.

2015-04-01: Is the Moon in Majora’s Mask a Black Hole?

  • 07:13: ... April 11 and 12, I will be hosting part of NASA's International Space Apps Challenge, a global, multi-city two-day ...

2015-03-04: Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars?

  • 03:42: In fact, most probes that NASA and the Soviets sent to the surface of Venus imploded in midair.
  • 05:10: NASA Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate has unveiled a conceptual blueprint for this scheme.
  • 05:24: We've linked the NASA videos in the description.
  • 05:34: But NASA is taking the idea seriously.
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