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The Habitable Zone: Scorched Earth Enigma

Education July 9th, 2019

This new episode follows explorers Cas Anvar & Cara Gee (“The Expanse”) into a planetary danger zone in their quest for another Earth. Can their computer (Parry Shen of “General Hospital”) save them from a nasty fate?

Universe Unplugged Live Chat: Aug. 27 2019

Science August 27th, 2019

When we look for exoplanets, planets beyond our own solar system, we focus on the habitable zone… But … what’s that mean?! Tune into our live video chat with NASA scientists.

About Universe Unplugged

The Universe Unplugged video series presents exciting astronomical science in playful ways designed to appeal to a broad audience of lifelong learners of all ages, with a special focus on underserved communities in science. Produced at Caltech/IPAC in Pasadena, California, the videos integrate the talents of celebrities, astronomers, and educators, to communicate the wonders of the universe as revealed by NASA's many astrophysics missions.

Each video is posted with a variety of additional resources useful for educators as well as viewers just wanting to learn more about the covered topics.

Screenplays are developed by an integrated team of subject matter experts, science visualization specialists, and outreach professionals spanning the institutions of NASA's Universe of Learning partnership (Space Telescope Science Institute, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Caltech/IPAC, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Sonoma State University).

The Universe Unplugged leverages experiences gained from the production of celebrity and science videos for the Spitzer Space Telescope's "IRrelevant Astronomy" and "Hidden Universe" podcasts.

Episodes by Series

The Habitable Zone | 3 Episodes

Think Tank | 2 Episodes

Universe Unplugged Live | 1 Episodes