Bill Nye the Science Guy is back (not like he ever left). Teaming up with NASA, Nye has launched an eight-part web series about space probe Juno, which is currently on its way to Jupiter.
Episode one of “Why With Nye” kicked off yesterday as Juno flew by Earth using the planet’s gravitational pull to boost its speed. In the upload, Nye explains the science behind the Earth “fly by.” Radical Media takes production credits on the show, which is hosted on the company’s YouTube channel THNKR. Previously, THNKR has uploaded thought-provoking original series such as “PRODIGIES,” which offers a detailed look at young, brilliant people across the globe.
The space-fueled series currently has two additional uploads up at THNKR. According to the show’s YouTube page, Nye will continue to “explore all side of the mission,” including how Juno will survive the journey and the steps it must take to map the largest planet in our solar system.