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Welcome to Blueshift, produced by the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Since 2007, Blueshift has been your "backstage pass" to science, missions and personnel here at Goddard, with a focus on the Universe beyond the solar system. We'll fill you in on groundbreaking discoveries, innovative technology, new missions, and other exciting stories. Visit us online at http://universe.nasa.gov/blueshift/ or follow us on Twitter or Facebook as NASABlueshift!

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Welcome to Blueshift, produced by the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Since 2007, Blueshift has been your "backstage pass" to science, missions and personnel here at Goddard, with a focus on the Universe beyond the solar system. We'll fill you in on groundbreaking discoveries, innovative technology, new missions, and other exciting stories. Visit us online at http://universe.nasa.gov/blueshift/ or follow us on Twitter or Facebook as NASABlueshift!

    Blueshift - October 6, 2015: Spontaneous Complexity

    Blueshift - October 6, 2015: Spontaneous Complexity

    Jasmin Evans is an undergraduate student in astronomy and physics at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. She shadowed us for the week and while she was here, she interviewed Nobel Laureate Dr. John Mather for our podcast. She talked to him about what lead him to science, what advice he would give to those young people currently trying to decide in which direction they should take their careers, and (of course) about JWST.

    • 12 min
    Blueshift - September 26, 2013: Finding Herschel

    Blueshift - September 26, 2013: Finding Herschel

    In July, we featured a guest post on our blog from astronomer Nick Howes about how he was able to image the Herschel observatory, which sat a million miles away from the Earth at the 2nd Lagrange point (and is now being moved into a graveyard orbit). For this podcast, we interviewed him about the back story about how he imaged Herschel, the telescopes he used, and what got him into astronomy.

    • 15 min
    Blueshift - September 9, 2013: "How We Learn," Part 4 of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait

    Blueshift - September 9, 2013: "How We Learn," Part 4 of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait

    This is the last part of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait, the so-called "Bad Astronomer." Phil is a scientist who now writes about science for the public, with a large focus on debunking bad science and astronomy. In this podcast, we talk with Phil about how science works, and how we learn.

    • 7 min
    Blueshift - June 26, 2013: "Go outside and look up!," Part 3 of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait

    Blueshift - June 26, 2013: "Go outside and look up!," Part 3 of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait

    This is part three of four of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait, the so-called "Bad Astronomer." Phil is a scientist, writer, and specializes in debunking bad science. In part 1, we learned how he got started, and in part 2, we talked about science in entertainment. In part 3, we discuss how he busts misconceptions, and the value of looking up at the sky.

    • 9 min
    Blueshift - May 29, 2013: Ring around the Exoplanet

    Blueshift - May 29, 2013: Ring around the Exoplanet

    A college friend of Maggie's, Dr. Eric Mamajek, discovered a cool potential exoplanet system that might also have a ring system - we reported on it last January after the American Astronomical Society conference. We checked with Eric a year later to talk more about his discovery, any updates, and the art done of his potential exoplanet system by Ron Miller, who we also recently interviewed in our two-part series about "The Art of Space." Visit our website (http://universe.nasa.gov/blueshift/) to see Ron's visualization of the exoplanet system discussed in this episode.

    • 11 min
    Blueshift - May 15, 2013: The Art of Space, Part 2

    Blueshift - May 15, 2013: The Art of Space, Part 2

    This is the second episode of our two-part interview with space artist Ron Miller. In this episode, Ron talks specifically about how he illustrates exoplanets, and we discuss specific pieces of his art. To listen to the first part of this interview, and to see examples of Ron's art, visit our website at: http://universe.nasa.gov/blueshift/

    • 12 min

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