RADARSAT Constellation Mission: Agricultural Science from Space

Canada has a rich legacy in space-based monitoring. It was 1995 with the launch of RADARSAT-1; 2007 with the launch of RADARSAT-2, and in June 2019, all things being good, we’re going to see the launch of the RCM mission. And what we’re going to see is that three satellites are going to be put […]

How Close Are We to Terraforming Mars?

WITH TOWERING VOLCANOES, SWIRLING DUST STORMS, AND PLUMES OF SUBLIMATING DRY ICE AT ITS POLES, THE SURREAL LANDSCAPE OF MARS HAS CAPTURED THE EARTHLY IMAGINATION FOR CENTURIES. BUT WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE IT HABITABLE? AS IN, A PLACE WHERE WE COULD BREATHE, WALK AROUND WITHOUT OUR BLOOD BOILING, OR EVEN GROW CROPS AND […]

Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14

This episode of Crash Course is brought to you by SquareSpace Venus was the Roman goddess of love, and honestly, if you’ve ever seen it after sunset, hanging like a diamond in the twilight, the planet Venus is stunningly beautiful. The only problem? Venus is hell. Venus is the second rock from the Sun, closer […]

Let’s launch a satellite to track a threatening greenhouse gas | Fred Krupp

We’ve got a big problem on our hands with global warming. A lot of you, a lot of people have been watching the floods, the droughts, the storms, the fires. When I leave this stage today, I don’t want you to have hope. I want you to have certainty, real certainty that we can make […]

The evolution of mathematics, from agriculture to quantum mechanics | Michelle Thaller

Oğuzhan, you asked, why is mathematics the universal language? And this is something I’ve actually thought a lot about. Mathematics is in some ways kind of scary in how useful it is at really describing how the universe works around us. Now, to give you an idea, the origin of mathematics seems very straightforward. We […]

The Citizen Tree / L’Arbre citoyen by artist BELO

A parking space, is one less tree. A parking space, is a place without life. A parking space, is one more car in the city. The tree without leaves exhibits an arid, dry and infertile space, intended for the motorist. The foliage, made up of close to 100,000 recycled public transit passes. Each leaf represents […]

These Hybrid Metallic Crystals Are Chemistry’s New Miracle Materials

4200 meters above Melbourne, Australia, a chemistry experiment is in progress. These are the samples, which will be injected with metal and organic particles to form crystals at low gravity. And this guy back here is Dr. JJ Richardson, the lead researcher. JJ and his team study nanomaterials called Metal-Organic Frameworks, which are considered the […]

Aerogel Could Be the Key to Colonizing Mars, Here’s How

Mars is a harsh planet. Between its lack of a breathable atmosphere, no protection from UV rays, and temperatures that can range from a pleasant 20 to a hellish minus 153 degrees Celsius, Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids. Science fiction thinks we can solve these problems with terraforming; you know, […]

Building A Lunar Greenhouse – Space Documentary

oh just pretty in earth why did you do it sunlight come in here as I step off at the surface the Touareg little we’d like to dedicate the first step of Apollo 17 to all those who made it possible at some point in my life I will go to space I’m competent I […]

ESA Echoes in Space – Land: Forest mapping with ALOS PalSAR

In this video tutorial we’re going to look at two ALOS PALSAR acquisitions over a part of the Amazon rainforest in order to extract deforested areas each image includes two polarizations horizontal transmitted horizontal receive and horizontal transmitted and vertical receive First we will compare the two polarizations To determine the deforested areas and then […]