Ever dream of traveling to the stars? This dream may not be as far away as you think. Today we talk to Dr. Philip Lubin, who tells us about a radical new idea to get to the stars, recently funded by the Breakthrough Foundation.
Gamma ray bursts are some of the most powerful explosions we know of, ones that we can literally see from across the Universe. But they are extremely short – lasting only a few milliseconds to a few minutes. What could cause such an explosion? Today, Dr. Rodolfo Barniol Duran, a theoretical astrophysicist at Purdue, talks […]
Most times, astronomy is limited to passively observing. But not this time. Today, Dr. Dylan Spaulding, a project scientist at UC Davis in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, talks with us about how he creates high velocity impacts in the lab with a canon, and what this can tell us about planet formation.
Wonder what it is like to sleep on an ice sheet, or melt ice to have water? Dr. Shasta Marrero, from the University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences, talks with us about her visit to Antarctica, and what the ice shelf can tell us about changing global temperatures.