Themes Peering into Space

Peering into Space

To gaze upward and know we're part of a vast system of heavenly bodies -- it is simultaneously humbling and utterly thrilling. TEDTalks collects some amazing thinking on our place in the universe. Carolyn Porco takes us on a thrilling flyby of Saturn and its moons, while Burt Rutan, Bill Stone and George Dyson talk about how we could start putting more humans up into orbit and beyond.

Sir Martin Rees and David Deutsch offer throughtful talks worth savoring, on our physical and metaphysical place in space.

And Steve Jurvetson shares the sheer glee of shooting off rockets into the near cosmos.

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Play_iconJeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

06:38 Posted: Apr 2014

Views: 201,583 | Comments: 75

Play_iconAllan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics

Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics

04:42 Posted: Apr 2014

Views: 656,176 | Comments: 336

Play_iconChris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space

Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space

18:22 Posted: Mar 2014

Views: 1,048,809 | Comments: 108

Play_iconHenry Lin: What we can learn from galaxies far, far away

Henry Lin: What we can learn from galaxies far, far away

06:43 Posted: Feb 2014

Views: 668,750 | Comments: 86

Play_iconDan Berkenstock: The world is one big dataset. Now, how to photograph it ...

Dan Berkenstock: The world is one big dataset. Now, how to photograph it ...

09:44 Posted: Feb 2014

Views: 550,729 | Comments: 35

Play_iconElon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

21:04 Posted: Mar 2013

Views: 1,763,510 | Comments: 315

Play_iconJon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home

Jon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home

07:53 Posted: Jun 2012

Views: 494,652 | Comments: 60

Play_iconSeth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there -- get ready

Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there -- get ready

18:40 Posted: Jun 2012

Views: 548,292 | Comments: 222

Play_iconBrian Greene: Is our universe the only universe?

Brian Greene: Is our universe the only universe?

21:47 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 2,042,614 | Comments: 676

Play_botw_iconKirk Sorensen: Thorium, an alternative nuclear fuel

Kirk Sorensen: Thorium, an alternative nuclear fuel

10:03 Posted: Jan 2012

Views: 307,094 | Comments: 299

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