Mat Kaplan

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Recent Pieces from Mat Kaplan

Caption: Artist's impression of newly-discovered exoplanet TOI 700 d that is in its star's habitable zone., Credit: NASA/GSFC

Another Goldilocks World and the Space Telescope That Discovered It (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Another near Earth-sized planet has been found in the habitable zone around a distant star, discovered by a powerful space telescope named TESS.
Caption: This artist's concept depicts NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear at the end of its mission on January 30, 2020. The backdrop depicts the sky in infrared light much as Spitzer would have seen it early in its mission., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

A Great Space Observatory Goes Dark: The Legacy of Spitzer (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Leaders of the just-ended Spitzer Space Telescope mission help us celebrate sixteen years of discoveries about our solar system, exoplanets and galaxies nearly as old as the ...
Caption: Jupiter and its Great Red Spot as seen by the Juno orbiter in 2019., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

Mighty Jupiter Revealed (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Juno mission principal investigator Scott Bolton provides an enticing taste of the Jupiter orbiter’s mind-bending discoveries.
Caption: This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km)., Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

The Coming Descent to Asteroid Bennu (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

OSIRIS-REx mission leader Dante Lauretta takes us to mysterious asteroid Bennu where a first sample collection site has been selected.
Caption: The MILO Institute was introduced at the 2018 International Astronautical Congress in Bremen., Credit: ASU/Antonio Stark

The MILO Institute: Opening the Solar System for Exploration by All (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Planetary scientist Jim Bell and space entrepreneur Lon Levin are founders of a new non-profit that aims to make robotic space exploration much more achievable by ...
Caption: Planetary Society solar system specialist Emily Lakdawalla visits the Mars 2020 rover on 27 December 2019 during a media event held at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California., Credit: Father & Sun Productions/The Planetary Society

In the Clean Room With the Mars 2020 Rover (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society solar system specialist Emily Lakdawalla go inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory clean room to see the Mars 2020 rover.
Caption: Hellas Basin from the Mars Express orbiter, Credit: ESA / DLR / FU Berlin / Justin Cowart

Planetary Society All-Stars Look Ahead to 2020 (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Planetary Society experts Jason Davis, Casey Dreier and Emily Lakdawalla join host Mat Kaplan to explore what's ahead in 2020.
Caption: This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying a martian rock outrcrop., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

What’s Next for Mars Exploration? (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The Red Planet is slowly revealing its deepest secrets, but there’s much more to learn. The biggest mystery is whether it has ever been home to life. Caltech and JPL ...
Caption: Astronomer Alessandro Nastasi at the GAL Hassin International Center for Astronomical Sciences in Sicily, winner of a 2019 Shoemaker NEO grant., Credit: Alessandro Nastasi

Meet the Planetary Society’s Newest Asteroid Hunters (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Six amateur astronomers and small observatories around the world have just been named as the recipients of the 2019 Eugene Shoemaker Near Earth Object grants. You’ll meet an ...
Caption: The crew of the spaceship Rocinante is at the center of The Expanse novels and TV series., Credit: Amazon

The Creators of The Expanse (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Season 4 of The Expanse is about to begin on Amazon Prime. Host Mat Kaplan visits with the authors of the eight novels (so far) that are the basis of this outstanding hard ...