Category: Space

  • How do satellites track weather and climate change? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    How do satellites track weather and climate change?

    Recently, we have been following a lot of climate change related stories, from the unprecedented rainfall of Hurricane Harvey, to California’s devastating wildfires, to the record-setting cold of the bomb cyclone. WATCH: Miles, after surviving the bomb cyclone, ventures out into snowy Boston to figure out what happened and what can be done in the…

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  • Artificial intelligence gains an intuition for hunting exoplanets

    For the first time, astrophysicists and computer scientists have partnered together to find planets outside our solar system with artificial intelligence. One of these planets is even the first eighth planet ever discovered in a system other than our own. Chris Shallue, senior software engineer at Google Brain, their artificial intelligence research hub, had just…

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  • Stars in the sky

    Tiny Starships: how two students came up with the idea to attach small satellites to existing rockets

    A little more than 15 years ago, a pair of researchers were fiddling around with the best way to give students a shot at putting experiments into space, and they decided on a simple box. Jordi Puig-Suari of Cal Poly and Bob Twiggs of Stanford University took the available technology at the time — a…

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  • Witnessing the Collision of Two Neutron Star is a ‘Textbook Changer’. Here’s Why.

    For more, visit PBS NewsHour.

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  • Technology, Science, Space & The Environment | MilesObrien.com

    TMT gets approved, again

    Concessions granted don’t go far enough, opponents say.

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  • Why NASA’s Cassini will take a fiery swan dive into Saturn

    PBS NewsHour segment, aired 9/13/17.

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