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Podcast Profile: NASA's Curious Universe

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68 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 20 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Come get curious with NASA. As an official NASA podcast, Curious Universe brings you mind-blowing science and space adventures you won't find anywhere else. Explore the cosmos alongside astronauts, scientists, engineers, and other top NASA experts who are achieving remarkable feats in science, space exploration, and aeronautics. Learn something new about the wild and wonderful universe we share. All you need to get started is a little curiosity.
NASA's Curious Universe is an official NASA podcast hosted by Padi Boyd and Jacob Pinter. Discover more original NASA shows at nasa.gov/podcasts


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Space exploration • Solar and lunar phenomena • Astronaut experiences • Spacecraft missions • NASA engineering • Citizen science • Planetary science • Astrobiology • Climate and weather studies • Dark matter and energy

NASA's Curious Universe podcast offers an intriguing exploration of various scientific and aeronautical phenomena, predominantly focusing on space science and the significant missions conducted by NASA. Hosted by Padi Boyd and Jacob Pinter, the podcast delves into advanced topics such as solar eclipses, space weather, and the multifaceted aspects of the Sun, encompassing its profound effects on our planet and the universe. These episodes often feature discussions with leading scientists, engineers, and astronauts, providing listeners with rich insights into their exploratory findings and personal experiences.

A recurring theme in the podcast is the investigation of the Sun's dynamics, particularly through NASA's pioneering missions like the Parker Solar Probe, which explores the Sun's atmosphere, and efforts to study space weather phenomena. The podcast does not just stay confined to current events and missions but also ventures into celestial events, such as solar eclipses, offering practical information on how to observe and understand these occurrences.

Citizen science is another significant theme, with episodes encouraging public participation in NASA's research efforts, whether through observing natural phenomena like auroras or contributing to studies on space weather. The podcast captures the spirit of collective curiosity and the value of public involvement in scientific discovery.

Furthermore, the podcast gives attention to groundbreaking technologies and missions, such as the James Webb Space Telescope's insights into the early universe, and the sample return mission from the asteroid Bennu by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which promises to enhance our understanding of the solar system. Additionally, topics like planetary exploration, life in simulated Mars environments, and the search for exoplanets are covered, highlighting NASA’s multifaceted research endeavors.

Overall, NASA's Curious Universe podcast serves as an educational platform that bridges complex scientific concepts with engaging storytelling, aiming to ignite curiosity and broaden listeners' understanding of the cosmos and NASA's crucial role in space exploration.


Episodes:
Episode Image Sun Series: Bonus: Dispatches from the Path of Totality
2024-May-03
35 minutes
Episode Image Sun Series: Soaring Toward the Sun
2024-Apr-23
35 minutes
Episode Image Sun Series: What is Space Weather?
2024-Apr-16
34 minutes
Episode Image Sun Series: Minisode! Countdown to Total Solar Eclipse 2024
2024-Apr-06
11 minutes
Episode Image Sun Series: You (Yes, You!) Can Help NASA Study the Sun
2024-Apr-02
44 minutes
Episode Image Sun Series: How to Experience a Total Solar Eclipse
2024-Mar-26
41 minutes
Episode Image Sun Series: The Sun, Our Star
2024-Mar-19
36 minutes
Episode Image Here Comes the Sun Series
2024-Mar-11
2 minutes
Episode Image Planet Hunting with Host Padi Boyd
2024-Feb-21
37 minutes
Episode Image A Year in Mars Dune Alpha
2023-Dec-19
25 minutes
Episode Image Exploring the Early Universe with Webb
2023-Dec-12
27 minutes
Episode Image Special Delivery from Outer Space
2023-Dec-05
38 minutes
Episode Image Tiny but Mighty
2023-Nov-28
31 minutes
Episode Image How You (Yes, You!) Can Do Science With NASA
2023-Nov-21
28 minutes
Episode Image Hum of the Sun
2023-Nov-14
32 minutes
Episode Image Welcome to the Dark Side
2023-Nov-07
25 minutes
Episode Image Introducing Season Six
2023-Oct-31
1 minute
Episode Image To the Stars with Jessica Watkins
2023-Apr-11
17 minutes
Episode Image Suiting up for Space
2023-Apr-04
27 minutes
Episode Image Field Notes: Nhulunbuy, Australia
2023-Mar-28
18 minutes
Episode Image How to Build A Spacecraft
2023-Mar-21
20 minutes
Episode Image Stargazers Welcome
2023-Mar-14
19 minutes
Episode Image Wildfires from Space
2023-Mar-07
22 minutes
Episode Image The Invisible World of Gravitational Waves
2023-Feb-28
22 minutes
Episode Image Defending the Planet from Asteroids
2023-Feb-21
27 minutes
Episode Image Introducing Season Five
2023-Feb-13
2 minutes
Episode Image Bonus: Happy Holidays from NASA!
2022-Dec-13
20 minutes
Episode Image Webb’s First Images
2022-Jul-12
19 minutes
Episode Image Field Notes: Astronaut Shannon Walker
2022-Jul-05
16 minutes
Episode Image Up & Away with Sounding Rockets
2022-Jun-28
25 minutes
Episode Image The Search For Life: Are We Alone?
2022-Jun-21
25 minutes
Episode Image How to Grow Plants in Space
2022-Jun-14
23 minutes
Episode Image Going Supersonic!
2022-Jun-07
22 minutes
Episode Image Earth’s Weather Watchers
2022-May-31
23 minutes
Episode Image Mysteries of the Moon
2022-May-24
24 minutes
Episode Image Introducing Season Four
2022-May-17
1 minute
Episode Image Bonus: Still Curious?
2022-Mar-29
22 minutes
Episode Image Webb Space Telescope: Go for Launch with ESA Expert
2021-Dec-14
21 minutes
Episode Image Webb Space Telescope: The Global Village
2021-Dec-07
19 minutes
Episode Image Webb Space Telescope: Building the Next Discovery Machine
2021-Nov-30
19 minutes
Episode Image Webb Space Telescope: Into the Unknown
2021-Nov-23
20 minutes
Episode Image Curious Universe: Introducing the Webb Space Telescope Mini-Series
2021-Nov-16
2 minutes
Episode Image A Day in Space
2021-Aug-30
22 minutes
Episode Image Journey to Venus
2021-Aug-23
22 minutes
Episode Image Rocket Assembly Required
2021-Aug-16
21 minutes
Episode Image Plasma, Plasma, Everywhere!
2021-Aug-09
18 minutes
Episode Image Curious Universe: Building Highways in the Sky
2021-Aug-02
19 minutes
Episode Image Curious Universe: Earth’s Expanding Oceans
2021-Jul-26
18 minutes
Episode Image Curious Universe: Interpreting Our Universe
2021-Jul-19
22 minutes
Episode Image Curious Universe: Let’s Go Planet-Hunting!
2021-Jul-12
19 minutes
Episode Image Introducing Season Three of Curious Universe
2021-Jul-07
1 minute
Episode Image Sounds of Mars
2021-Feb-22
15 minutes
Episode Image Inside a Black Hole
2020-Nov-23
19 minutes
Episode Image The Crawlers
2020-Nov-16
19 minutes
Episode Image Seasons of the Sun
2020-Nov-09
20 minutes
Episode Image From Space to Farm
2020-Nov-02
20 minutes
Episode Image Our Cosmic Time Machine, The James Webb Space Telescope
2020-Oct-26
19 minutes
Episode Image Asteroid Hunting
2020-Oct-19
21 minutes
Episode Image Our Laboratory in Space
2020-Oct-12
18 minutes
Episode Image Introducing NASA’s Curious Universe Season Two
2020-Oct-05
1 minute
Episode Image We're Going to Mars!
2020-Jul-21
19 minutes
Episode Image The Star in Our Backyard
2020-May-17
14 minutes
Episode Image Field Notes: Grand Mesa, Colorado
2020-May-11
8 minutes
Episode Image Sewing for Spaceflight
2020-May-03
15 minutes
Episode Image The Astronaut Training Pool
2020-Apr-27
17 minutes
Episode Image Our Window to the Stars
2020-Apr-19
16 minutes
Episode Image Only on Earth
2020-Apr-12
17 minutes
Episode Image Introducing NASA’s Curious Universe
2020-Apr-01
1 minute