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Blueshift - September 26, 2013: Finding Herschel

In July, we featured a guest post on our blog from astronomer Nick Howes about how he was able to image the Herschel...

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Blueshift - September 9, 2013: "How We Learn," Part 4 of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait

This is the last part of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait, the so-called "Bad Astronomer." Phil is a scientist who...

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Blueshift - June 26, 2013: "Go outside and look up!," Part 3 of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait

This is part three of four of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait, the so-called "Bad Astronomer." Phil is a scientist,...

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Blueshift - May 29, 2013: Ring around the Exoplanet

A college friend of Maggie's, Dr. Eric Mamajek, discovered a cool potential exoplanet system that might also have a...

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Blueshift - May 15, 2013: The Art of Space, Part 2

This is the second episode of our two-part interview with space artist Ron Miller. In this episode, Ron talks...

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Blueshift - May 6, 2013: The Art of Space, Part 1

Blueshift recently interviewed space artist Ron Miller. Not only is he an amazingly talented illustrator, but he’s...

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Blueshift - April 25, 2013: Studying Simulated Stardust

Dust - on Earth, it's a nuisance. But in space, it's a valuable natural resource, a raw material essential to the...

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Blueshift - December 20, 2012: Hubble's Scientific Successor

As you might imagine, the James Webb Space Telescope is a pretty big deal here at NASA Goddard, because much of it is...

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Blueshift - December 4, 2012: Science in a Nutshell, Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait

As science educators, encouraging critical thinking and skepticism is something we think is really important. We...

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Blueshift - October 12, 2012: NuStar: NASA's Newest X-Ray Eyes

It's an exciting experience for any space geek to watch a new satellite launch into orbit. Earlier in 2012, we were...

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Blueshift - September 10, 2012: Keeping Skepticism Alive, Part 1 of our interview with Dr. Phil Plait

At its heart, science is about asking questions - looking at the universe around us and asking, "How? Why?" Science...

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Blueshift - May 21, 2012: Astrophysicist to the Stars, Dr. David Saltzberg

In a follow-up to our previous interviews with co-creator of "The Big Bang Theory," Bill Prady, we interviewed Dr....

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Blueshift - November 15, 2010: When Science Inspires Comedy

One of the bonuses of our set visit to The Big Bang Theory was that we got the chance to talk to co-creator and...

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Blueshift - May 20, 2010: In the AstroZone

Wouldn't it be exciting to do astronomy in the Amazon, surrounded by the wild plants and animals of the rainforest?...

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Blueshift - April 30, 2010: At the Edge of Space

When you were a kid, dreaming of the future, did you expect to have a flying car someday? Or to live on the Moon?...

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Blueshift - March 1, 2010: First Light, Last Paycheck?

Working at NASA can provide unique and exciting job opportunities. It can be the chance of a lifetime to work on a...

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Blueshift - January 31, 2010: A Meeting of the Minds

Professional meetings are a part of the lives of most scientists - but what actually goes on at one of these? It's...

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Blueshift - January 19, 2010: Science at the End of the Earth, Part II

A remote research outpost like McMurdo Station in Antarctica draws many different kinds of people - scientists,...

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Blueshift Episode 6: A NASA New Year!

Welcome to the December 2007 episode of Blueshift, from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. We're celebrating the new...

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Blueshift Episode 5: The Podcast Strikes Back

Welcome to the November 2007 episode of Blueshift, from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This month, find out what...

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