Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories," using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments.
January 2018 - Ka Chun Yu and Steve Lee are our presenters this month.
When scientists talk about habitability, it's usually in terms of a planet's relationship to its star. In his first story, Ka Chun looks at it on a galactic level and what process affect the probability of a galaxy being able to host a life-bearing planet.
As telescope capabilities have increased, so has the discovery of small, faraway galaxies. Green Peas, Blueberries, and Little Blue Dots are very low mass galaxies with very high star formation rates.
In this story, Ka Chun looks at a recent study that proposes these galaxies may be the key to understanding the origin of globular clusters.
In his final story, Ka Chun looks at the results of a new study that hopes to solve the mystery of Tabby's star.
Steve begins this month with a look at the latest from the Dawn mission to Ceres.
Next up, Steve talks about what's new with the Mars rovers - Opportunity and Curiosity.
Continuing on Mars, Steve talks about past and present missions that have all contributed to our understanding of the role water in Mars' history and about the newest mission - Mars InSight - launching in May 2018.
January's 60 Minutes in Space was recorded less than a week before SpaceX's maiden launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket. Steve talks about the timeline of getting the Falcon Heavy to the launch pad.
Ka Chun Yu - Galactic Habitable Zones
Runtime - 15:00
Ka Chun Yu - Green Peas, Blueberries, and Little Blue Dots
Runtime - 6:54
Ka Chun Yu - Tabby's Star and the Alien Megastructure
Runtime - 16:09
Steve Lee - Dawn Mission to Ceres
Runtime - 5:31
Steve Lee - Mars Rovers Update
Runtime - 18:50
Steve Lee - Following the Water on Mars
Runtime - 9:20
Steve Lee - Buildup to SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch
Runtime - 5:41
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