For a new project called Universe Unplugged with NASA and Caltech’s Infrared Analysis and Processing Center, Robert Hurt wrote and directed a pair of science fiction videos about the science of exoplanets
Both feature two space travelers in a ship they can’t control, popping them out somewhere in the Universe, where they try to find a habitable planet. Using real science, they analyze their environment and decided whether to stay or go.
And oh, the two hapless explorers are played by Cara Gee and Cas Anvar, who are in the amazing sci-fi series The Expanse (seriously, if you haven’t watched it, it’s on Amazon and the fourth season premiers in December). The videos are short, aimed at lifelong learners, and delightful.
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