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The Space Café Podcast #81: Knicole Colon – Renowned NASA Astrophysicist and Expert in Exoplanet Exploration. The hunt for a second home

Knicole Colon; Credit: NASA, Joel Kowsky

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #81: Knicole Colon – Renowned NASA Astrophysicist and Expert in Exoplanet Exploration. The hunt for a second home. 

Episode 081  features a special guest:  Dr. Knicole Colon


Join us in this thought-provoking episode as I sit down with Dr. Knicole Colon, a distinguished astrophysicist from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, to uncover the mysteries of exoplanets and discuss the future of space exploration.

Key takeaways:

🔹 Unveiling the quest for potentially habitable exoplanets and the advanced scientific methods involved.

🔹 Exploring the crucial role of telescopes, especially the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, in propelling our cosmic understanding forward.

🔹The hurdles and possibilities surrounding interstellar travel.

🔹 The philosophical and practical implications of space exploration and colonization.


Three key quotes that encapsulate our conversation:

➡️ “To truly advance, we need to explore beyond our solar system and consider the possibility of life on other planets. It’s more than science; it’s a deep inquiry about our existence.”

➡️ “Space exploration transcends competition; it is a collective human endeavor aimed at broadening our understanding of the universe and our place within it.”

➡️ “The exhilaration of space exploration lies not only in discovering new planets but also in the innovative technologies it inevitably ignites.”


References and additional resources:

🔹 Get to know more about Knicole Colon:

🔹 Hubble Space Telescope:

🔹 James Webb Space Telescope:

🔹 Listen to Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” Song:

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