Enceladus Geysers
Enceladus Geysers

Cosmic Queries: More Space and Science with Bill Nye

Giant plumes of ice as photographed by the Cassini spacecraft during a 2009 flyby of Enceladus. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI
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Guest host Bill Nye and comic co-host Chuck Nice are back this episode to answer more of your Cosmic Queries about Space and Science. Could life have started on Mars and ended up on Earth? If the speed of light is constant, why is there a light shift in the Doppler effect? Find out about the importance of planetary science, NASA’s role in the exploration of Enceladus, Europa, and Titan, the benefits of a manned mission to Mars, and New Horizons’ mission to Pluto. Explore the interaction of gravity in multi-planet systems and how to figure out the gravitational attraction between a man and a woman. Get schooled by the Science Guy on information theory, the speed of light, and time. Learn about the accuracy of carbon dating, why there is less gravity at the center of the Earth than the surface, and how the Earth’s rotation is 1/3 slower now than in prehistoric times. Plus, Bill and Chuck discuss the impact of technology on human evolution.

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