45 episodes

Astronomer Michelle Thaller takes a look at the big questions of the cosmos and what the answers can reveal about life here on Earth. From podcast powerhouse PRX, with support from the Sloan Foundation.

Orbital Path PRX

    • Natural Sciences

Astronomer Michelle Thaller takes a look at the big questions of the cosmos and what the answers can reveal about life here on Earth. From podcast powerhouse PRX, with support from the Sloan Foundation.

    Building 29

    Building 29

    Orbital Path signs off with a site visit to NASA’s mysterious and extraordinary building 29.

    • 31 min
    Hello, Asteroid!

    Hello, Asteroid!

    Billion-year-old asteroid dust, coming right up!

    • 20 min
    Black Holes from the Dawn of Light

    Black Holes from the Dawn of Light

    Astronomers investigate a mystery that is 13 billion years old.

    • 22 min
    Space Lasers for the Home Planet

    Space Lasers for the Home Planet

    NASA develops a futuristic space laser. Launches it into orbit. And aims it directly back at planet Earth.

    • 23 min
    Brian Greene goes to 11 — again

    Brian Greene goes to 11 — again

    Humans! Time to get over your three-dimensional selves. 
Brian Greene — world renowned physicist, bestselling author, NOVA host, and serial Colbert guest — explains why.

    • 30 min
    The Universe of Leonard Susskind

    The Universe of Leonard Susskind

    Has a Bronx plumber’s son become the Einstein of our time?

    • 27 min

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