Chorus waves as heard by the EMFISIS instrument aboard NASA’s Van Allen Probes as it passed around Earth. Credits: NASA/University of Iowa
Plasmaspheric hiss waves as heard by NASA’s Polar mission as it passed around Earth. Credits: NASA/University of Iowa
Whistler waves as heard by the EMFISIS instrument aboard NASA’s Van Allen Probes as it passed around Earth. Credits: NASA/University of Iowa
NASA in Silicon Valley Live is a talk show that features conversations with scientists, researchers, engineers and all-around cool people who work at NASA to push the boundaries of innovation. In this episode streamed on Sept. 13, 2018, we talk about studying life in space. Plus, we share some genius space hacks for doing life science research on Earth and aboard the International Space Station. Video with captions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZO6p68mKLc
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging that future: billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Co-hosted by Chuck Nice and guest starring Bill Nye.
NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green sits down with solar scientist Alex Young to discuss the Sun’s powerful explosions.
Saturn’s ocean-bearing moon also bears some spooky sounds! Here’s one captured by our Cassini spacecraft.
This recording was produced by converting into audible sounds some of the radar echoes received by Huygens during the last few kilometers of its descent onto Saturn's moon Titan. As the probe approaches the ground, both the pitch and intensity increase. Scientists will use intensity of the echoes to speculate about the nature of the surface. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Hear intriguing radio waves that our Cassini spacecraft collected near Jupiter in January 2001.
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Are you ready for the 2018 Ryder Cup? Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly prepare for golf’s most exciting, and most intense, tournament alongside sports physicist John Eric Goff and performance psychologist Gregg Steinberg. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/golfs-2018-ryder-cup-physics-psychology-at-the-albatros/ Photo Credit: By Lionel Allorge [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or FAL], from Wikimedia Commons.
Gentle waves wash into a sheltered bay under a rising moon. Distant surf can be heard, with the left-over swell washing lazily into the bay. These small waves wash up on a shore of ocean-washed cobblestones, which rattle occasionally with the surging water. Each wave sweeps around the bay, off to the distant shoreline. The effect is very calming, as though you are hearing the ocean itself resting.
Enjoy this raw, extended version of Neil deGrasse Tyson's interview with Elon Musk from the StarTalk Radio episode, "The Future of Humanity with Elon Musk." Please note that this is the interview footage only, with minor edits made to the original interview by our producer to address recording issues, not content. To listen to the entire episode, visit https://soundcloud.com/startalk/the-future-of-humanity-with-elon-musk/
This recording is a laboratory reconstruction of the sounds heard by Huygens' microphones - the probe that entered the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Several sound samples, taken at different times during the descent, are here combined together and give a realistic reproduction of what a traveller on board Huygens would have heard during one minute of the descent through Titan's atmosphere. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Iliza Shlesinger answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the politics and privatization of space including renting the International Space Station and ownership of the Moon. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/selling-space-with-bill-nye/ Photo Credit: NASA.
If you're squeamish, you may not want to listen to the strange whistle of ultra-cold liquid helium-3 that changes volume relative to the North Pole and Earth's rotation. When ultra-cold liquid helium-4 was squashed through an array of tiny apertures, a phenomenon occurred in which the helium-4 repeatedly sped up, slowed down and vibrated. This produced a "quantum whistle" -- a whistling sound that went from high to low.
It’s a different kind of StarTalk as Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience, about everything from science and sports to evolution and Kim Kardashian.
On approach to Saturn, data obtained by the Cassini spacecraft are already posing a puzzling question: How long is the day on Saturn? Credit: NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency
Morning birdsong fills an evergreen forest in Thailand, one of the world's ecological hotspots. Frogs call softly from a nearby stream, and sounds carry through the depths of the forest. A large, mixed-species feeding flock moves through the canopy, and for thirty minutes or so, the forest is alive with wings and birdsong, as darting birds glean among leaves and flutter through the canopy. After they pass, the ambiance of the forest quietens down a little, with barbets, the occasional squirrel and the growing hum of the morning insect chorus.
This is a greeting to the universe that was electronically placed on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. English Translation: "Friends of space, how are you all? Have you eaten yet? Come visit us if you have time."
This is a greeting to the universe that was electronically placed on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. English Translation: "May all be very well"