Show: Future Talk

Episode: 0089 Future Talk - NASA Kepler and K2 Mission


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Episode Description:

In this episode we discuss NASA's efforts to find exoplanets, or planets in other solar systems. In 2009 NASA launched the Kepler mission to look for such planets, and it found thousands of them, with some of them seeming to have the potential to support life. But when two of Kepler's stabilizers failed, it was no longer able to maintain a steady gaze on its targets, and the mission was considered over. But an ingenious fix brought it back to life, and now, operating as the K2 Mission, it’s doing better science than ever before on a slightly modified mission. The episode features three astrophysicists from NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley who work on the Kepler/K2 Mission. Jessie Dotson is the project scientist for the mission, Geert Barantsen's work deals with the data generated by the mission, and Christina Hedges is a support scientist for the mission. We discuss the science behind the mission, the latest findings of it, and current conceptions of the workings of the universe. Martin Wasserman hosts.

Episode Short Description: A look at NASA's Kepler and K2 Missions, aimed at finding planets in other solar systems, especially those capable of supporting life.

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File Name of SD Episode: 0089 Future Talk - NASA Kepler and K2 Mission.mpg

Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:16

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 17:11


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Total HD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:16

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Date HD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 17:13