Dr. Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist, takes you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.
Gravity Assist: Driving on Mars, with rover driver Sophia Mitchell
What does it take to drive a rover that’s more than 100 million miles away? Sophia Mitchell at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been driving the Mars Curiosity rover since 2018.
Gravity Assist: Your Questions About Life Out There and Down Here
Why don’t we go live on Saturn’s moon Titan? What would it mean if we found life elsewhere? How did life get its start on Earth? NASA’s chief scientist Jim Green and astrobiologist Lindsay Hays discuss these and other audience questions from social media.
Gravity Assist: The Bright Spot of the Asteroid Belt, with Britney Schmidt
Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter is a mysterious dwarf planet called Ceres. Its surface is dark and muddy, but has hundreds of patches of bright material.
Gravity Assist: Set Sail for Europa, with Bob Pappalardo
NASA’s Europa Clipper mission will give us the most detailed look yet at Jupiter’s extraordinary moon Europa.
Gravity Assist: Mars Takes a Breath, with Jen Eigenbrode
The Curiosity rover has been probing the secrets of Mars since its arrival in 2012. Its discoveries include chemical signatures that could be related to life – or, alternatively, to geological processes.
Gravity Assist: The History of the Future, with Steven Dick
Astronomer and historian Steven Dick tells us there are many approaches to consider and many questions we should ask ourselves to get ready, in case extraterrestrial life is found.