Tag archives for Space

Meet the Man Who Discovered Pluto

Mission Pluto, which airs on tonight at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel, tells the story of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which is about to culminate a nine-and-half-year, three billion-mile journey by transmitting the first close-up photos of the dwarf planet’s surface. In addition to its unprecedented scientific mission, New Horizons has an honorary function…

Things Get Spacey on Tonight’s StarTalk

The conversation on this episode of StarTalk is out of this world, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Chris Hadfield.  Hadfield is the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, author of  “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth,” and a YouTube sensation for his cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” which he performed and filmed aboard…

Watch Live: Rosetta Mission Landing

It’s been a long road for the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft; but after 10 years of interplanetary travel, the time has finally come for the probe to land on its high-speed target: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. With only hours left until the lander Philae is scheduled to touch down on the comet’s surface, the next 24 hours are…

“Our Pale Blue Dot” – The Monologue That Inspired COSMOS

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast, cosmic arena.” – Carl Sagan Over the past thirteen weeks, COSMOS has taken viewers on a journey though space and time, reaching back into history to revisit historical figures and revive lessons that can inform our understanding of the universe. Tonight, the journey ends with…

Is Earth Turning Into Venus?

Venus may be our planet’s closest neighbor in the solar system, but its atmosphere seems world away from Earth’s oceans, ice caps and greenery. Where our world hosts an ecosystem that supports all kinds of life, Venus is a gaseous wasteland, its oceans long gone and its surface hotter than an open fire.  However, as…

Meet The Forgotten Scientist Who Cracked The Magnetic Code

Last night’s COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey explored the secret underlying the birth of modern technology, the makeup of our natural world and the scientific theories that inspired Albert Einstein: magnets. Far more than just the trinkets that decorate our refrigerator doors, magnetic forces guide the course of our planet through the universe, governing all motion…

Doomed Like The Dinosaurs: How COSMOS Explains Climate Change

This week’s COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey takes us on a journey through 350 million years of climate change. Dramatic atmospheric shifts created human life as we know it today through a constant process of demolition and rebuilding, a violent past that wiped out all life hundreds of millions of years ago as the Earth’s temperature…

“Pickering’s Harem” – The Untold Story Of The Women Who Mapped Our Galaxy

In the early 20th century, Harvard – and the field of science as a whole – was dominated by men. However, one team of women provided they key to our modern conception of the galaxy, thanks to their cataloguing of tens of thousands of stars. An all-new episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey tells the…

COSMOS Throwback Thursday: Carl Sagan on Black Holes

Each week, we’re throwing back to Carl Sagan’s original COSMOS by highlighting an exclusive vintage clip of the show. Turns out, one concept both Sagan and COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey host Neil deGrasse Tyson love to explore is space’s ultimate phenomenon: black holes. On this week’s COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, viewers took a journey on the Ship of the…

Welcome To The Universe: COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey Premieres Tonight

The wait is over. Tonight, Carl Sagan’s legendary COSMOS series, television’s greatest exploration of science, returns with a renewed journey for a new generation with COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey starring Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tonight’s worldwide premiere event will be simulcast live across ten Fox U.S. channels, including FOX, Nat Geo Channel and more. President Barack Obama…