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Gravity Assist

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Dr. Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, takes you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.

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Dr. Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, takes you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.

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By spacesuzyq - Oct 23 2019
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My 10 year old son and I listen to this on our 1/2 hour commute to school in the mornings. I love watching him get excited about space and learning about all the awesome things NASA is up to. I especially love hearing about what inspired all these great scientists to get where they are today. And the background music is awesome too 😉

I learn something every episode!

By amandamystery - Oct 04 2019
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I really enjoy listening to this podcast. The host is excellent, he’s so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and it really comes through in the discussions. So fascinating! I love NASA!

iTunes Ratings

248 Ratings
Average Ratings
196
19
18
7
8

Love this

By spacesuzyq - Oct 23 2019
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My 10 year old son and I listen to this on our 1/2 hour commute to school in the mornings. I love watching him get excited about space and learning about all the awesome things NASA is up to. I especially love hearing about what inspired all these great scientists to get where they are today. And the background music is awesome too 😉

I learn something every episode!

By amandamystery - Oct 04 2019
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I really enjoy listening to this podcast. The host is excellent, he’s so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and it really comes through in the discussions. So fascinating! I love NASA!
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Gravity Assist

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Dr. Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, takes you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.

Rank #1: Gravity Assist Podcast: Why Do We Have a Moon? With Robin Canup

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Learn about how the Moon formed in this conversation with Robin Canup of the Southwest Research Institute.

May 09 2019

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Rank #2: Gravity Assist Podcast, Mercury with Faith Vilas

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Our virtual tour of the solar system continues with Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. Since it’s tough to observe Mercury except at dawn or twilight, most of what we know about Mercury is from NASA’s Mariner 10 and MESSENGER missions.

Nov 22 2017

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Rank #3: Gravity Assist Podcast: The Moon Rocks! With Barbara Cohen

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Learn how Moon rocks can reveal all kinds of information about our nearest neighbor, as NASA prepares to send astronauts to the Moon and on to Mars.

Jun 21 2019

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Rank #4: Gravity Assist Podcast: Mapping the Moon, with Noah Petro

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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched 10 years ago this month, has made groundbreaking discoveries about the Moon, and will pave the way for future human exploration with NASA's Artemis mission.

Jun 13 2019

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Rank #5: Gravity Assist Podcast, Venus with David Grinspoon

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The next stop on our virtual tour is Venus, the closest planet to Earth and the hottest planet in our solar system, with surface temperatures scorching enough to melt lead.

Nov 29 2017

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Rank #6: Gravity Assist: Exoplanet Hunting with Jon Jenkins

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Listen to Chief Scientist Jim Green and a co-investigator on the Kepler and TESS missions, Jon Jenkins, discuss exoplanet-hunting and all the amazing discoveries Kepler has made.

Aug 01 2018

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Rank #7: Gravity Assist: Mars and InSight with Bruce Banerdt

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With its seismometer and heat probe instruments, InSight will investigate the deep dynamics of Mars, helping scientists discover what lies within its core and learn more about how rocky bodies form throughout the solar system.

May 02 2018

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Rank #8: Gravity Assist: The Moon with Sarah Noble

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Jim Green is joined by lunar expert Sarah Noble to discuss how the Moon was formed, lava tubes and moonquakes, the “dark side of the Moon,” and mysteries we have yet to solve about Earth’s nearest neighbor.

Dec 13 2017

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Rank #9: Gravity Assist: Mars with Bruce Jakosky and Michael Meyer

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With Jim Green today is the “man about Mars,” Bruce Jakosky from the University of Colorado. Bruce is the principal investigator of NASA's MAVEN mission. Joining them is Michael Meyer the lead Mars scientist at NASA Headquarters.

Dec 20 2017

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Rank #10: Gravity Assist: Earth with Tom Wagner

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NASA not only seeks to unravel the secrets of the solar system and the universe, we have a robust program to better understand how Earth works as a system, how it’s changing, and to assist when natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes occur.

Dec 06 2017

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Rank #11: Gravity Assist: The Sun’s Mysteries with Thomas Zurbuchen

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Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, joins NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green to discuss the mysterious we still need to solve about the Sun, and more!

Dec 11 2018

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Rank #12: Gravity Assist: Jupiter with Jared Espley

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As large as 1,000 Earths, Jupiter is the heavy hitter of the solar system. Even its Great Red Spot is larger than Earth, yet it’s shrinking! In this episode of Gravity Assist, Planetary Science Director Jim Green talks with Jared Espley of NASA’s Juno mission.

Jan 03 2018

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Rank #13: Gravity Assist: Planetary Defense and Oumuamua with Kelly Fast

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NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green sits down with Dr. Kelly Fast, a planetary astronomer to discuss planetary defense and Oumuamua.

Sep 26 2018

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Rank #14: Gravity Assist: Saturn with Linda Spilker

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With me today is Dr. Linda Spilker from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She's the project scientist for our Cassini Mission, which as everyone knows, had a recent spectacular finale at Saturn.

Jan 10 2018

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Rank #15: Gravity Assist: Mars Dust Storm with Melinda Kahre.

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Listen in as NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green discusses the Mars dust storm with a dust storm expert, Melinda Kahre.

Aug 15 2018

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