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_iconJoel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars

Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars

16:14 Posted: Mar 2010

Views: 476,165 | Comments: 170

Play_botw_iconRichard Feynman: Physics is fun to imagine

Richard Feynman: Physics is fun to imagine

65:55 Posted: Mar 2010

Views: 446,240 | Comments: 138

Play_iconCharles Fleischer: All things are Moleeds

Charles Fleischer: All things are Moleeds

18:03 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 932,285 | Comments: 120

Play_iconAndrea Ghez: The hunt for a supermassive black hole

Andrea Ghez: The hunt for a supermassive black hole

16:26 Posted: Dec 2009

Views: 599,463 | Comments: 131

Play_iconTom Wujec: Learn to use the 13th-century astrolabe

Tom Wujec: Learn to use the 13th-century astrolabe

09:25 Posted: Nov 2009

Views: 436,147 | Comments: 84

Play_iconDavid Deutsch: A new way to explain explanation

David Deutsch: A new way to explain explanation

16:38 Posted: Oct 2009

Views: 713,109 | Comments: 251

Play_iconGarik Israelian: How spectroscopy could reveal alien life

Garik Israelian: How spectroscopy could reveal alien life

15:52 Posted: Oct 2009

Views: 522,676 | Comments: 69

Play_iconSteve Truglia: A leap from the edge of space

Steve Truglia: A leap from the edge of space

14:30 Posted: Sep 2009

Views: 413,857 | Comments: 59

Play_iconJane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2

Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2

15:53 Posted: Jun 2009

Views: 578,278 | Comments: 99

Play_iconCarolyn Porco: Could a Saturn moon harbor life?

Carolyn Porco: Could a Saturn moon harbor life?

03:29 Posted: May 2009

Views: 617,487 | Comments: 176

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