Episode 9 --- How ESA‘s GAIA Satellite Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of the Milky Way
Dutch astronomer Anthony Brown of Leiden University explains how the European Space Agency's GAIA satellite is revolutionizing what we know about the Milky Way. This all-sky survey mission revisits each target 70 times over the course of the years-long mission to give astronomers a real 3-D map of a large swath of our galaxy. Highlights include why are Milky Way is warped, the potential origins of our solar system's formation, and why Gaia is important to planet hunters. The next big data drop is scheduled by year's end. My apologies to those who listened to an earlier version of this; there was a technical glitch with music interference halfway through which has now been resolved. Thanks for listening!
Episode 67 --- Mysteries Of The Lunar Surface
Episode 66 --- The Big Questions About The Cosmos And Our Existence
Episode 65 --- The Future Of Supersonic, Hypersonic and Suborbital Passenger Flight
Episode 64 --- The Long-Forgotten Tragedy Of The Arctic Airship Italia
Episode 63 --- Getting Real About the Social and Psychological Challenges of Long-Term Space Missions
Episode 62 --- The Link Between Ancient Astrochemistry And Life On Earth
Episode 61 --- Could A Snowball Earth Happen Again?
Episode 60 --- Why Our Human Brain Is Undeniably Unique In The Cosmos
Episode 59 --- Einstein’s Little-Appreciated Window Onto Far Flung Exoplanets
Episode 58 --- How The Unsung ‘Moon Buggy’ Saved The Final Three Apollo Missions
Episode 57 --- Why Our Earth Is Still One Of A Kind
Episode 56 --- The Case For Antimatter Propulsion
Episode 55 --- How Ford’s Tri-Motor Airplane Helped Create The Airline Industry of Today.
Episode 54 --- What Nearby Stellar Open Clusters Are Still Teaching Us
Episode 53 --- John Glenn, JFK and the Cold War's New Frontier
Episode 52 --- The Unexpected Origins of Life's Genetic Code
Episode 51 --- Our Sun's Ultimate Endgame
Episode 50 --- How Humans Can Use Bioengineering To Move Off-World
Episode 49 --- The Dangerous Downside of Airliner Automation
Episode 48 --- Mapping Laniakea, Our Home Supercluster Of Galaxies
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