Big Picture Science – Born Legacy

by Gary Niederhoff on March 20, 2017

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy

We know how the stars shine, but how do you make a star? We take an all-night ride on a high-flying jet – an airborne NASA observatory called SOFIA – to watch astronomers investigate how a star is born.

You can hear the entire segment of Emma’s SOFIA adventure here.

As for how the universe was born, we know about the Big Bang but modern physics suggests that similar cosmic explosions may be happening all the time, and even hint that we could – in principle – create a new universe in a laboratory. What does this mean, and how could we do it?

From stars to universes, how it all came to be.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Meet SOFIA
Part 2: SOFIA’s Mission
Part 3: SOFIA Science
Part 4: Zeeya Merali / DIY Universe
Part 5: Zeeya Merali / The Multiverse

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