Astronomy

The World’s Most Powerful Rocket

Dave Mosher is a science reporter who has written for Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic News and Discovery.com. Mosher joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Space X’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world.

A breakthrough telescope

In 2021 astronomers will dive deeper into outer space with the use of a 23 million dollar telescope in one of the world’s highest deserts located in Chile. Martha Haynes, Cornell University Professor of Astronomy, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss the project.

My interview with an alien hunter

On January 6, the world learned of eight new exoplanets – that is, planetary bodies orbiting stars other than the sun – existing somewhere deep in our universe. And of these newly discovered planets, one lying some 470 light-years away appears to be more Earth-like than any previous contender. The planet called Kepler 438b, though […]