Space

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of space.

Video playlists about Space

Way, way out there

17 talks • 4h 21m
Travel across the universe (or is it universes?) to see stunning images of Saturn's rings, hear haunting sounds from distant black holes and catch an infectious sense of wonder about galaxies far, far away.

Are we alone in the universe?

6 talks • 1h 27m
Is Earth really the only life-sustaining planet? These speakers think there might just be something or someone else out there -- and urge us to keep looking for it.

Bobak Ferdowsi: On our home in the universe

5 talks • 1h 8m
NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowsi helped the Curiosity rover land on Mars -- and he's curated these talks that deepen our understanding of the world around us.

How we study space

13 talks • 2h 22m
Beyond our galaxy, there lies much more to be discovered. Learn how we explore the universe with talks that are definitely out of this world.
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Talks about Space

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Exclusive articles about Space

4 big questions about the race to Mars

Should we be putting humans on Mars? A panel of space experts brings up the big questions we need to ask before we blast off. Mars! It’s a planet we humans have been eyeing with...
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TED Books

TED Book: How We'll Live on Mars

How We'll Live on Mars

by Stephen Petranek
In this sweeping, provocative book, award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential backup plan for humanity and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen. Buy now

TRH: Space

Episode: Peering into Space

Gazing up at the night sky is simultaneously humbling and utterly thrilling. This hour, hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies. Listen now