NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting "TRAPPIST-1," a faint star about 39 light years away in the "Aquarius" constellation. Three of them fall into the habitable or so-called "Goldilocks" zone, considered capable of supporting life as we know it. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to provide insights on this landmark find. WATCH NOW!
President Trump has announced plans to privatize ‘low Earth orbit’ in order to devote NASA to ‘deep space exploration.’ Where will NASA go in the age of Trump? There are many advocates for a return mission to the Moon. Others push for a manned mission to Mars. Famed futurist and theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, chats with Kennedy on FOX Business to discuss these developments and share his own space exploration wish list. WATCH NOW!
What are the long term effects of space travel on the human body? With an eye on Mars, that’s what NASA set out to reveal in it’s "Twins Study" Human Research Program. Four categories of research were split into ten investigations to study and evaluate identical twin astronauts, Scott and Mark Kelly — two individuals who share the same genetics but were subjected to different environments over a period of one year. The preliminary results packed a few surprises. Famed futurist and theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, talks with Kennedy on FOX Business about the study’s most remarkable findings. WATCH NOW!
The new age of space tourism is fast approaching, thanks to disruptive innovations in propulsion and craft reuse. These factors are driving costs down and demand up. Theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, returns to Kennedy on FOX Business to discuss the realities of private space exploration. How long before it becomes a viable travel option and how much will it cost average consumers to take to the stars? WATCH NOW!
The robot revolution is coming! So warns a recent prediction that, by 2021, 6% of U.S. workers will see their jobs replaced by robotic automation. Dr. Michio Kaku joins Kennedy on FOX Business to assess the threat — robots in the workplace and advancements in artificial intelligence. And if you still don’t fear for the imminent demise of humankind, how about a giant asteroid headed our way? WATCH NOW!
Join Dr. Michio Kaku and hosts at CBSN, the "Always On" online news network from CBS NEWS, for a lively discussion of Proxima b — a newly discovered Earth-like planet also dubbed as Earth 2.0. What promise does Earth 2.0 hold for life back here on Earth 1.0? Dr. Kaku calls it "A New Chapter in Astronomy." WATCH NOW!
Does planet Earth have a twin out there somewhere? This week, Dr. Michio Kaku visited with Kennedy on FOX Business to talk about exoplanets and new discoveries advancing the startling prospect (and growing probability) that intelligent life all but certainly exists beyond Earth. In the vastness of the cosmos, Dr. Kaku asserts, it is increasingly clear that "we are NOT alone." WATCH NOW!
This week, renowned cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, announced Breakthrough Starshot — a hundred-million dollar research and engineering effort funded by Russian scientist and billionaire entrepreneur, Yuri Milner, and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The aim, according to Milner, is to develop "high speed light-driven nano crafts and to lay the foundations for an eventual voyage to Alpha Centauri.”
Dr. Michio Kaku visited with Kennedy on FOX Business for a fun awe-inspiring discussion of Starshot‘s daring plans to make swarms of tiny spacefaring starships that will explore the cosmos at speeds approaching a thousand times faster than today’s fastest spacecraft. WATCH NOW!
This week NASA announced that it has discovered a source of free-flowing water on the surface of the planet Mars, a breakthrough finding that could forever change how human beings view our celestial neighbor. Famed physicist/futurist and CBS News science contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku told ‘CBS This Morning’ that, with this, NASA may have “hit the jackpot.”
Public fascination with Mars has increased ever since NASA launched its unmanned rover Curiosity, which continually sends back images of the Martian landscape. Once thought to be too hostile to support life, the discovery of liquid water alters our understanding not only of the origins of the red planet but in the future potential for an eventual human presence on Mars. “It changes everything,” said Kaku, “It means that this liquid water can be used for, perhaps, irrigation, drinking water, and even rocket fuel.” WATCH NOW!
On the historic success of NASA‘s space mission to the Pluto System, the New Horizons space probe has started sending back the first-ever high resolution close-up images of the dwarf planet’s surface. The data is traveling across a staggering three billion miles of space — the same distance traveled by the probe on its trek to Pluto and beyond. Meanwhile, here on Earth, scientists are studying the data as it continues to stream in. Dr. Michio Kaku joins Ed Schultz of MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss the scientific and historic significance of New Horizons revelations about Pluto. WATCH NOW!
Three billion miles from Earth, NASA‘s New Horizons space probe just flew by Pluto. The journey to the farthest edge of our solar system took nearly a decade to achieve. CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, who wrote an op-ed article for the Wall Street Journal entitled ‘That Pluto Probe Just Might Save the Earth’, joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to explain how this feat affects us here at home. WATCH NOW!
New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft humanity has ever launched has also traveled longer and farther than any other — more than nine years and three billion miles — beyond any space mission in history to reach its primary target. Today marks a historic milestone in the journey, as New Horizons flies by Pluto and its system of at least five known moons, sending back breakthrough reconnaissance. What new insights will that Pluto probe reveal to expand our understanding of other such planet-threatening comets? Dr. Michio Kaku offers us his perspective in a special op-ed article written by Dr. Kaku himself for the Wall Street Journal. READ NOW!
At the recent BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards in London, England, cosmologist Stephen Hawking said, “The human failing I would most like to correct is ‘aggression.’ It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.” He warns that major nuclear war could be the end of civilization, possibly humankind.
As both a physicist and an optimist, Dr. Michio Kaku sees the very same scenario as motivation for ingenuity and opportunity. Specifically, using science, technology, and strides in space exploration to strengthen humanity’s presence (and its chances) to survive and even prosper beyond our earthly limits, out in space — to become, as he puts it, a “2 Planet Species.”
Dr. Kaku returns again on MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss Hawking‘s remarks as he presents his own insights along with solutions that could be like an “insurance policy” for the human race. WATCH NOW!
The FAA’s Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, known as the AST, has approved private sector operations on the Moon. All signs indicate that we are in the midst of a new kind of space race — wherein the private sector seeks to play a starring role.
Dr. Michio Kaku rejoins Ed Schultz, on MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss the key players, like Bigelow Aerospace and SpaceX, and the bold initiatives underway that will shape the future of the final frontier. WATCH NOW!
Scientists have identified eight distinct planetary objects beyond our own solar system, each exhibiting earth-like qualities considered essential to supporting and sustaining intelligent life. Dr. Michio Kaku recently joined Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to explore the exciting possibilities of life out in the stars beyond Earth. WATCH NOW! and stay tuned for more…