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New Planet Discovery Prompts Questions About Life on Other Planets

Posted on · (Above: This artist’s rendering depicts the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The cool, reddish star is about 40 light-years away from Earth. Image Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Here in Space City, we talk a lot about what’s next in space travel and the role we […]

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New Planets Discovered, and an Expansion in Renewable Energy: Thursday’s Show (March 2, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: This artist’s rendering depicts the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The cool, reddish star is about 40 light-years awayfrom Earth. Image Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Here in Space City, we talk a lot about what’s next in space travel and the role we may […]

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Our Favorite Conversations About Space: Tuesday’s Show (December 27, 2016)

Posted on · Houston is Space City, and Houston Matters has had many interesting conversations about space. On this special edition of the program, we bring you a few of our favorites, including: The 100 Year Starship, a project that making sure progress continues toward human interstellar space travel. Former astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison tells us about the initiative. […]

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Our Favorite Conversations About Space: Tuesday’s Show (December 29, 2015)

Posted on · Houston is Space City, and throughout 2015 Houston Matters had many interesting conversations about space. On this special edition of the program, we bring you a few of our favorites, including: The 100 Year Starship, a project that making sure progress continues toward human interstellar space travel. Former astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison tells us about […]

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Radio Astronomy: Why ‘Listening’ to the Stars Matters

Posted on · In the 1997 film Contact, Jodie Foster plays astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway. She’s devoted her life to searching for proof of life on other planets. In a key scene, she’s lying on the windshield of her car, headphones on, listening to a distant star system the satellite farm behind her is pointed to. As the […]

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Prostitution in Houston and ‘The Brain’ on PBS: Wednesday’s Show (October 14, 2015)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, conversations about neuroscience: First, we talk with Houston-based neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman, the host of a new PBS series called The Brain. The first of six hour-long episodes premieres tonight (10/14) at 9 on TV 8. Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine. Then, we […]