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Caption: LightSail 2 in the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo clean room, Credit: Mat Kaplan
Mat Kaplan visits Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for a last, clean room visit with LightSail 2, the Planetary Society’s solar sailing cubesat. While the...

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  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
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From artificial beaches maintained by natural ocean currents, to projects that make extra room for rivers flowing through cities, the Dutch know ho...

  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 18:14
Caption: Lauren Schiller, Host, Credit: Frank King
This week, we hear about a radical plan to end poverty: Universal Basic Income. Lauren talks to the team behind an experiment with Guaranteed Incom...

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  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Mat Kaplan and his Planetary Radio Live panel at the Planetary Defense Conference public event.  From left to right:  Mat, Nancy Chabot, Gerhard Drolshagen, Kelly Fast, Rüdiger Jehn, and Carrie Nugent, Credit: Antonio Peronace for The Planetary Society
Leaders of the global effort to avoid a catastrophic Near Earth Object impact gathered at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference. On the evening of ...

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  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Artist’s impression of a recently discovered super-Earth that orbits the nearby star GJ 1214. Discovered with the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-meter telescope at La Silla, GJ 1214b is the second super- Earth exoplanet for which astronomers have det, Credit: ESO / L. Calcada
There appear to be more mini-Neptunes (also known as Super Earths) across our galaxy than any other type of planet. Hannah Wakeford wants to learn...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Artist concept of the Lucy spacecraft during one of its Trojan asteroid flybys., Credit: NASA
A rare alignment of planets and other objects will enable the solar-powered Lucy spacecraft to examine seven asteroids, six of which are among the ...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: SpaceIL's Beresheet takes a selfie as it passes over the far side of the Moon., Credit: SpaceIL
The Beresheet lunar lander failed in the last few kilometers of its descent to the Moon. Two days later we learned that its team would try again. D...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: 2018 Yuri's Night Los Angeles, Credit: Yuri's Night
The Los Angeles celebration of Yuri’s Night came six days early this year. It attracted hundreds of space party animals, along with record-breaking...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Neptune, as seen during the brief Voyager 2 flyby in 1989, Credit: NASA/JPL
When will we return to Uranus and Neptune? Planetary scientist Amy Simon explains why a mission to the so-called ice giants is a high priority as s...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Sarah Hörst demonstrates the glove box in her Johns Hopkins University planetary science lab., Credit: Mat Kaplan
A conversation with Johns Hopkins University planetary scientist Sarah Hörst is capped by a tour of her fascinating lab. That’s where Sarah and her...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol Building as Planetary Society members wrap up their work advocating for space. The 2019 Day of Action saw 100 members from 25 states visit offices throughout Congress in support of space science and exploration., Credit: Antonio Peronace for The Planetary Society
The last few days have seen developments that will shape the space exploration plans of Canada and the USA. The Planetary Society’s Kate Howells is...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: An image of the Chang'e-4 lander from the Yutu-2 rover, during the mission's first lunar day., Credit: CLEP/CNSA
With missions like Chang’e 4 on the far side of the Moon, China has firmly established itself as a leader in space exploration. Space journalist An...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: SpaceIL’s Beresheet lunar lander, Credit: SpaceIL
Non-profit SpaceIL’s Beresheet is on its way to the Moon. Only China, the Soviet Union and the United States have safely landed there before. Host...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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MHL Talk Radio Host Sonya Dunn highlights and shares some amazing stories of wounded warrior athletes from the 2018 DoD Warrior Games.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:03
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Shelia Brookins, 2018 National Guard Military Spouse of the Year shares her military spouse journey of being a foster parent in the military.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:03
Caption: One of the twenty disks that comprise ALMA's highest resolution survey of nearby protoplanetary disks. This image shows the millimeter-wavelength light emitted by the dust in the disk, giving astronomers a clearer understanding of the similarities and di, Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), S. Andrews et al.; NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello
Radio telescopes are delivering stunning images that, in some cases, current optical telescopes can’t equal. Witness the 20 beautiful protoplanetar...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The DART spacecraft approaches Didymos A and B., Credit: NASA/JHUAPL
Why did the dinosaurs die? Because they didn’t have a space program! The upcoming DART mission will test our best thinking about how we may someday...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: CALCIUM CARBONATE SPIRE IN THE LOST CITY HYDROTHERMAL FIELD, Credit: IFE / URI-IAO / UW / Lost City Science Party / NOAA / OAR / OER
Astrobiology is the discipline that explores the origin of life in the universe, and whether life exists anywhere other than Earth. It’s an increas...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Dekila Chungyalpa
Religion is the oldest, most compelling moral framework for social action. As director of World Wildlife Fund’s Sacred Earth Program, Buddhist Deki...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). The image was obtained at a 50° phase angle between the spacecraft, asteroid and the Sun, and in it, Be, Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
Spacecraft OSIRIS REx is now orbiting a 260-meter asteroid named Bennu. Principal investigator Dante Lauretta returns to tell us what has already ...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Dragonfly soars above Saturn's moon Titan on its way to a new science site in this artist's impression., Credit: JHUAPL
Imagine soaring over what may be the solar system’s most Earth-like world, if you ignore the chill. If funded, the nuclear electric-powered Dragonf...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Millions around the world watched as the New Horizons spacecraft encounters the most distant object ever visited., Credit: Mat Kaplan
Join us at the Applied Physics Lab in Maryland for the New Horizons encounter with the most distant object ever visited. You’ll meet mission leader...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
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PEACE TALKS RADIO, the radio series and podcast on peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution strategies offers up another compilation show bas...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Artist concept of the OSIRIS REx spacecraft passing Earth on its way to asteroid Bennu., Credit: NASA/GSFC/UA
Why do so many spacecraft that are headed across our solar system turn their instruments back to Earth during flybys? OSIRIS-REx was no exception....

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, target for the New Horizons flyby, is seen here in an artist's concept., Credit: NASA/SwRI
The New Horizons spacecraft will reach faraway Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 in the first minutes of 2019. Will the body informally known as Ultima...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7