Why with Nye (Ep. 1): Bill Nye and Juno the Solar-Powered Spacecraft

The Juno Spacecraft’s instruments run on electricity. But how do you power it when it’s millions of miles from the Earth? I mean, you can’t very well run an extension cord. The Juno spacecraft is powered by light from the sun. I’m a little spacecraft. Sorry. These three solar rays take light and convert it […]

Explore the Solar System with Bill Nye!

♪ Science Magic Show ♪ ♪ Science Magic Show ♪ ♪ Science Magic Show ♪ ♪ Science Magic Show ♪ ♪ Science Magic Show ♪ ♪ Science Magic Show ♪ ♪ Hooray ♪ -Guess what. We have a very special guest at The Washington Post today. It’s Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society. -Hi, […]

Spaceships pushed by LIGHT – the future of space travel?

DIANNA COWERN: This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace, build it beautiful. Imagine a spacecraft with a huge, shiny sail attached, like a kite, accelerating through space. But there’s no wind in space. This sail ship is pushed by sunlight. Think about it. Photons, or particles of light, have no mass, and yet […]