By National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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.
||CleanGravity Assist: Sunspots and Solar Flares with Alex Young||NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green sits down with solar scientist Alex Young to discuss the Sun’s powerful explosions.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Mars Dust Storm with Melinda Kahre.||Listen in as NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green discusses the Mars dust storm with a dust storm expert, Melinda Kahre.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Exoplanet Hunting with Jon Jenkins||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.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Asteroid Hunting with Lindley Johnson||NASA has been on the lookout for any asteroid that could cause our planet harm and, in the thousands of objects found, determined that none poses a threat to Earth.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Exploring Mars with Spirit and Opportunity with Steve Squyres||NASA’s Spirit and Opportunity rovers were only supposed to rove around Mars for 90 days. Listen in with Steve Squyers from Cornell University as he recounts the amazing discoveries we’ve made about the Red Planet because of these two long-lived rovers.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Mars and InSight with Bruce Banerdt||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.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: TESS & Exoplanets with Martin Still||On Monday, April 16th, NASA is scheduled to launch its newest exoplanet hunter: the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Explorer 1 & Jim Green’s ‘Gravity Assist’||The year was 1958; the space race was on. NASA’s first space satellite, Explorer 1, launched a Geiger counter and miniature tape recorder into space that registered astonishingly high radiation levels above Earth. This discovery gave humanity its first glimpse of the Van Allen radiation belts, named for James Van Allen.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Science & Science Fiction with Andy Weir||NASA’s Jim Green and bestselling author Andy Weir explore the fascinating intersection of science and science fiction.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: The Kuiper Belt with Alan Stern||In this episode of Gravity Assist, Jim Green talks with New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern about what we’ve learned about Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Pluto with Alan Stern||In this episode of Gravity Assist, Jim Green talks with New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute about what the July 2015 flyby of Pluto revealed about this mysterious and diverse world.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Ice Giants (Uranus & Neptune) with Amy Simon||n this episode of Gravity Assist, NASA’s Jim Green and Amy Simon discuss Uranus, Neptune, and Neptune’s intriguing moon – Triton -- and what we still have to learn about these mysterious bodies.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Saturn with Linda Spilker||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.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Jupiter with Jared Espley||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.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Mars with Bruce Jakosky and Michael Meyer||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.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: The Moon with Sarah Noble||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.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist: Earth with Tom Wagner||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.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist Podcast, Venus with David Grinspoon||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.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist Podcast, Mercury with Faith Vilas||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.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGravity Assist Podcast, The Sun with Nicky Fox||We start our “Gravity Assist” virtual tour of the solar system with – where else – the Sun! Jim is joined by Project Scientist Dr. Nicky Fox of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to talk about our fascinating star and NASA’s upcoming Parker Solar Probe—a mission to “touch the Sun.”||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNASA’s New “Gravity Assist” Podcast Debuts Nov. 15, 2017||Hi, I'm Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science. I'm excited to tell you about a new podcast series. It's called NASA's Gravity Assist. Please join me as I talk with some of the greatest planetary scientists of our time.||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Perfect for Space Fans!
Straight to the point, extremely informative, and the incredible and professional experience of the speakers really show! Loving this podcast, can’t wait for the next episode!
Really enjoy this... Looking forward to the whole series! -Marty McGuire, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador
Better than any of the other NASA podcasts. Presenter is informed and isn't annoyingly bubbly. A keeper, unlike too many NASA podcasts.