Kera Think Podcast: Hunting for Alien Worlds

How many earth-like or at least habitable planets might be out there for us to discover? KERA talks with planet hunter and Harvard University Professor of Astronomy Dimitar Sasselov.

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Astronomy Cast Epsiode 246: What if Something Was Different?

Take a facts-based journey through the universe with the Astronomy Cast. This episode explores the impact our moons, Sun and placement in the Milky Way have on our planet and the evolution of life on our planet. But what if things were different? What would be the implications?

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Astronomy Cast Epsiode 244: Io Jupiter’s inner Galilean moon

If you want to see one of the strangest places in the Solar System, look no further than Io, Jupiter’s inner Galilean moon. The immense tidal forces from Jupiter keep the moon hotter than hot, with huge volcanoes blasting lava hundreds of kilometres into space.

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TED 2011 – Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.

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