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Ian O'Neill
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Star stuff, eventual star chum.
Star stuff, eventual star chum.

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Be there! Europa rocks!
Each month DNews will sit down with NASA to discuss amazing space topics!

This month, we'll be talking about Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Could its subsurface oceans harbor life? What extreme engineering challenges would we have to overcome to explore it? What field work is going on on Earth right now to help find life on other worlds?

Our guests will include:
Kevin Hand
Astrobiologist and Deputy Chief Scientist, Solar System Exploration
@Alienoceans

Bobak Ferdowsi 
Engineer, proposed Europa Clipper mission, aka "NASA Mohawk Guy" 
@tweetsoutloud

Morgan Cable
Chemist, JPL postdoctoral fellow

Join hosts Trace Dominguez and Dr. Ian O'Neill this Wednesday, August 27th at 4pm PDT as we attempt to figure out the universe. Leave questions below or tweet them to @DNews with the hashtag #SpaceOut for a chance to have them answered on-air!

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Tune in! It'll be epic :)
Each month DNews will sit down with NASA to discuss amazing space topics!

This month, as the 2nd Anniversary of Curiosity landing on Mars is quickly approaching, we thought it would be a great time to talk about the Red Planet!

Our guests will include:
Ashwin Vasavada, deputy project scientist
Bobak Ferdowsi, systems engineer, Mohawk guy 
Nagin Cox, tactical uplink lead 
Matt Heverly, rover driver 
Amy Shira Teitel, Spaceflight historian

Join hosts Trace Dominguez and Dr. Ian O'Neill this Wednesday, July 30th at 4pm PDT as we attempt to figure out the universe. Leave questions below or tweet them to @DNews with the hashtag #SpaceOut for a chance to have them answered on-air!

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Tune in!
Each month DNews will sit down with NASA to discuss amazing space topics! This month, we’re talking asteroids and meteors. Likely questions will include: How are meteor showers formed? How do we detect asteroids that could hit Earth? Could we capture an asteroid?

Our panel of experts will include:
-Don Yeomans, Manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object program office
-Brian Muirhead, Chief Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
-Dr. Amy Mainzer, Principal Investigator of the NEOWISE mission

Join hosts Trace Dominguez and Dr. Ian O'Neill this Wednesday, May 21st at 4pm PDT as we attempt to figure out the universe. Leave questions below or tweet them to @DNews with the hashtag #SpaceOut for a chance to have them answered on-air!

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Tune in!!!
Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute have devised a new technique that allows the +Hubble Space Telescope to more accurately measure distances to stars within our galaxy - up to 10 times farther than previously possible using a method known as parallax.

Parallax is the most reliable method for directly measuring distances to stars within our galaxy. It uses the geometry of the Earth's orbit around the Sun to see tiny, almost imperceptible shifts of background stars behind the object being measured.

Previously this technique was only effective for distances up to 750 light years. Anything further away and we couldn't see the background stars shift; the change was too small.

This new capability allows astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to measure parallax distances up to 7,500 light years away - an astonishing increase in precision of a factor of 10!

Please join us as +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this new technique with Dr. Adam Riess, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics and Dr. Stefano Casertano, the developers of this new ability for #Hubble .

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My brain is now scrambled.

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A bigger rumble than this morning's LA quake!

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"I think this is exactly the mainstream space science show that television has been waiting for since the original Cosmos aired over three decades ago. It links the humanity behind our urge to explore. It separates myth and religion from the scientific method, defining what the Cosmos means to us and how bright a future of discovery can be. But above all, Tyson, like Sagan did in the original series, shares his deep passion for science, enthusing the viewer to learn more and question everything."

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Big thumbs up :) Nice work Scott and Tony!
*Kepler's New Universe*

As promised, +Tony Darnell and I released our newest video on our YouTube channel, +Deep Astronomy. I'm very very happy with how it came out and have been excited to share it with you all!

It's called "Kepler's New Universe" and delves into the world of extrasolar planets, where the Kepler Space Telescope has opened up a completely different Universe than we knew existed before. 

About 20 years ago, we had no evidence for planets existing around any other stars besides our Sun, but now we know that our galaxy is bubbling over with them. I'm not exaggerating with that either, every star in our galaxy has, on average, 1.6 planets orbiting. 

Enjoy.

#Space   #Astronomy   #Kepler   #Exoplanet   #DeepAstronomy  

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Planck stars! Why not?
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