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Is There Life on Enceladus?

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Scientists discover evidence for the key ingredients for life on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Continue


Early Earth Bombarded By Comets

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Comets carrying chemicals necessary for life may have come to Earth billions of years ago. Continue


Mae Jemison: Starship

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Mae Jemison is a physician, engineer, educator, entrepreneur and the first woman of color in the world to go into space - she was a NASA astronaut for six years. Currently Mae devotes much of her attention to the 100 Year Starship, which she says is "pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow to create a better world today." In her spare moments, Mae is a lifelong and accomplished dancer. Continue


Janna Levin: 30 Seconds on Why We Should Care

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Constellation Centerpiece

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Bring the stars inside by creating a constellation centerpiece for your dining table. Continue


Jill Tarter: Carl Sagan Contacted Me

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation. Continue


Jill Tarter: 30 Seconds On Why We Search For Aliens

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. Jill was the inspiration for Ellie, the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact," portrayed by Jodie Foster in the novel's film adaptation Continue


Imagining Alien Life

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What would life on a red dwarf planet look like? Continue


2.5 Ways to Die in a Black Hole

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The answer to how you would die in a black hole could revolutionize the laws of nature. Continue


Alien Planets Revealed

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It’s a golden age for planet hunters: NASA's Kepler mission has identified more than 3,500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. How did we come upon this distant planet? Continue


Hunting Planets

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NASA’s Kepler mission lets us search for planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. Continue


Two Weeks Under the Sea

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Aquanauts study the health of marine organisms—by becoming their neighbors. Continue


Mae Jemison: I Wanted To Go Into Space

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Mae Jemison is a physician, engineer, educator, entrepreneur and the first woman of color in the world to go into space - she was a NASA astronaut for six years. Currently Mae devotes much of her attention to the 100 Year Starship, which she says is "pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow to create a better world today." In her spare moments, Mae is a lifelong and accomplished dancer. Continue


Janna Levin: I'm Still That Same Kid

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Jill Tarter: Carl's Turning Over In His Grave

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation. Continue


Jill Tarter: Different Than the Other Sons

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. Jill was the inspiration for Ellie, the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact," portrayed by Jodie Foster in the novel's film adaptation Continue


What Is Gravity Made Of?

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A "cosmic fingerprint" reveals the universe’s beginning and gravity's microscopic secrets. Continue


Bill Nye: I Took Astronomy From Carl Sagan

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Bill Nye is a Cornell-trained engineer who worked at Boeing before winning a gazillion Emmys and turning millions of kid onto science as "Bill Nye, the Science Guy." The man also totally knows how to rock a bow tie. Continue


Alien Planets Revealed Preview

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NOVA
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Are we alone—and if not, what might the inhabitants of far-flung worlds look like? Continue


Comet of the Century

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Comet Encounter
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In this program, scientists around the world follow a once-in-a-lifetime event, the path of the sun-grazing comet ISON. The comet, somewhere between one and 10 kilometers in diameter, is currently just beyond the orbit of Jupiter. As it races past Earth toward the sun, it will likely develop a tail to light up the night skies. Continue


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