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What Will We Know in 100 Years?

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Explore some of the discoveries of the past century! From penicillin, to our origins, to general relativity, we have learned a lot over the past 100 years! What will we learn in the next?

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7 minutes

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Insights From Carl Sagan: From ET to Religion

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What is our place in the grander scheme of history, the universe, and life beyond earth? Here are some insights from Carl Sagan that give us a little perspective on where we are within it all.

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21 minutes

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What are Gravitational Waves Anyway?

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Gravitational waves are something we hear a lot about, but what are they, and why is their discovery so important? Here are some answers that will leave you feeling a little smarter!

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The Secret Lives of Scientists: Space Explorers Edition

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Where do astronauts get their start? What inspired Neil deGrasse Tyson to become an astrophysicist? Here are the origin stories of some of our greatest scientific and cultural icons!

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10 minutes

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The Scale of Everything and Your Point Within

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We all know the universe is a gigantic expanse… but where does humanity fit within it? Check out an interactive perspective on our place in this universe!

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23 minutes

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Where is Everybody? SETI Searches for Extraterrestrials

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What are the odds – the actual, scientifically calculated chances – of our communicating with other intelligent life out in the universe? Turns out they are mathematically pretty good! Take a look…

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Why Spend Public Funds on “Curiosity-Driven Science”?

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In tough economic times, have you ever heard someone rant about how worthless some science research can be? Here’s what I’m going to add to that conversation next time! Take a look…

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8 minutes

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Exploring the Farthest Reaches of Space Travel

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Are there limits to how far we can reach in our exploration of the universe? What can intergalactic limitations teach us about appreciating the here and now?

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23 minutes

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Want to Be a Space Archaeologist?

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Growing up a great number of us probably wanted to be an astronaut or an archaeologist, but what if you could have been both? Yes, space archaeology is here, and soon, we will be able to become citizen space archaeologists!

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What’s it Like to Live in Space?

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We have all dreamed of a life lived in space, but what is that really like? Let’s hear from the astronauts themselves about this extraordinary feat of human ingenuity!

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Never “Save” a Great Idea for Later!

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A little probe that was sent hurtling through space in 1977 – one that’s still moving and beaming back info – can teach us a lot about what we should do with a great idea. This could be the best idea hatched 39 years ago!

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19 minutes

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How to Stay Calm When You’re Going Blind in Space

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What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done? Did you come away from it transformed in a good way? Here’s a story about where the emotion of fear can be teased apart from our actual options.

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Sally Ride: Pioneer, Astronaut, Icon

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Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, but her path to becoming an icon for equality was riddled with moments that exemplified why diversity is so very important to progress. Here are some of those stories in her own words…

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What is Dark Matter and Why Does it Matter?

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Dark matter appears to be all around us, and yet it is incredibly difficult to detect. This frontier of science is changing not only the way we understand the composition of our universe, but also our place within it!

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#EarthArt: A Hashtag, Literally, “Out of this World!”

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Astronaut Scott Kelly made it back to Earth last week after a year spent in space. While orbiting the globe, he shared his unique perspective on the world below on Instagram and Twitter, and the images he sent back down to of us all are incredibly awe-inspiring.

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What the Heck is a Leap Year?

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Ever wondered what a Leap Year is really all about? It turns out, Leap Years are a little more complicated than we usually think! Don’t worry, Niel Degrasse Tyson is here to explain!

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An Astronaut’s Perspective on Earth

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Can a view change our perspective? While many of us may never see Earth from above, hearing astronauts talk about seeing Earth from space serves as a beautiful reminder of the broader picture we are a part of!

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13 minutes

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Asking Questions Without Answers

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What can asking questions without answers teach us? Chris Anderson and TED-Ed team up to help us think about ourselves and the universe in a bigger way! Check it out!

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7 minutes

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Our Shared Place in the Universe

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What is our place in the universe? Here on Earth we may think we are the center of it all, but today’s video-share gives us a very unique perspective!

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9 minutes

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What’s Invisible? Asking a Bigger Question

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When we ask “what’s invisible” we may find ourselves asking a bigger question than we anticipated! John Lloyd shows us just how much out there is invisible.

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9 minutes

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What’s the Perseid Meteor Shower?

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Want to spend some time in an “old school” state of wonder? Take someone you care about with you on a trip to outer space tonight or tomorrow night. You may end up with more fun than you expect!

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9 minutes

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Simple Ideas Lead to Discovery

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Mythbusting aside, Adam Savage is a great storyteller. Take 8 minutes for him to prove how a simple idea can change the world!

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24 minutes

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The Hubble Telescope is a Time Machine

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Nothing inspires wonder like space! And we might not even realize that we have a 25 year old “workhorse of technology” orbiting our planet, expanding our view of ourselves.

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54 minutes

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Alien Life Right Here on Earth?

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In our hopeful search for new lifeforms in outer space, it seems we often forget the most extraordinary and promising frontier for our species’ survival. Take a look!

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7 minutes

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Heard of ISS? The Incredible International Space Station

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The ISS is the most incredible feat of mankind and most of us barely know a thing about it!… Learn the wonder here today.

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Water in Space = Pure Wonder

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Have you ever stopped to appreciate how strange and wonderful water can be? It’s incredible! Changing form completely depending on the temperature. But… what about water in space? Now that’s a real wonder!

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