Project Artemis is NASA's boldnew plan to send astronauts back to the Moon for the
first time in over fifty years. The discovery of water ice at the lunar south pole
will provide a valuable resource which will help sustain a planned lunar base by providing
water to drink, grow food, oxygen to breathe, and even rocket fuel! Join us for this
exciting adventure as the first woman and the next man take that giant leap for all.
Step out onto an ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, where scientists race
the fading light to set up one of the most ambitious international climate collaborations
ever, MOSAiC. The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic
Climate launched in September 2019. Led by the Alfred Wegener Institute from Germany,
the mission intentionally froze an instrument laden icebreaker Polarstern into the
ice on the Central Arctic Ocean where it drifted in the polar ice through the long,
dark winter. Join this effort to better understand this remote region and the role
it plays in both global climate and weather patterns.
What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert
Einstein predicted their existance in 1916, and a century later, physicists detected
these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser
Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and meet Lucia, a PhD student
in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping
us to understand the Universe.