In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we discuss the recent finding of as many as seven Earth-like planets orbiting a star in the TRAPPIST-1 system. And it’s one of the closest to Earth, a mere 40 light years away. PNM’s Will Cushman talks with Sanjay Limaye, Senior Scientist at UW-Madison’s Space Science and […]
Brian Standing interviews Galen McKinley, recently named a Bryson Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute Center for Climactic Research, about recent announcements from senior advisors to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that NASA’s Earth Sciences Division will be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space. Galen McKinley is one of the […]
In September, Elon Musk’s SpaceX corporation announced their Interplanetary Transport System plan to start colonizing the planet Mars. Vehicles carrying passengers could depart for the Red Planet, says SpaceX, as soon as 2024. SpaceX’s proposal is only the latest in a long line of similar plans, as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the European […]
NASA has contended for over 40 years that its solar-system exploring satellites cannot function on solar energy beyond the orbit of Mars. But the successful orbit of the Juno explorer around Jupiter has disproven that — and Karl Grossman, author of the book “The Wrong Stuff”, discusses NASA’s continuing love affair with potentially dangerous plutonium-238 […]
Today on the Buzz: the old dog is back! Stan Woodard subs for Haywood joined from UK by Rowland White, author of “Into The Black From http://www.rowlandwhite.com/portfolio-view/into-the-black/: On 12th April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever […]
(WORT) — Even a blizzard can’t stop historic research being done by NASA.