NPR

Fresh Air, February 2014

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In interview about Cosmos, comments about the film Gravity, and Pluto and planethood.

Living On Earth: May Be Alien Bacteria

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A NASA scientist claims to have found alien microbial life in a meteor that landed on Earth. Scientists are skeptical of these results.

Living On Earth: Other Planets Like Earth

Living On Earth

Scientists search for an Earthlike planet outside the Solar System, a so-called "Goldilocks" planet that is potentially just right for life.

Manhattanhenge on Science Friday

Science Friday on NPR

On location with Manhattanhenge.

Science Friday

Science Friday on NPR

Discussion of Pluto, teaching science, and the state of NASA.

Astrophysicist Chronicles the Battle Over Pluto

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NPR's All things Considered interview about the battle over Pluto and its planethood.

The Brian Lehrer Show

WNYC

Interview on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show with reflections on Pluto and the night sky.

Living On Earth: The Pluto Files

Living On Earth

Neil deGrasse Tyson didn't mean to get Pluto demoted from planet status; he just wanted people to think about the solar system differently. But changing the number of planets from nine to eight is just what happened when a debate sparked by the astrophysicist's Hayden Planetarium exhibit—sans Pluto—ended with the re-categorization of the icy rock to dwarf planet status.

Living On Earth: Hubble Trouble

Living On Earth

Discussion of the delayed Hubble Space Telescope mission to the recent discovery of snow on Mars.

Living On Earth: Shared Space

Living On Earth

In two and a half years the United States will decommission the three remaining shuttles capable of taking astronauts to the International Space Station. The only option after that will be to hitch a ride on a Russian shuttle, a collaboration may be just what we need in the space program.

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