Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

New Episodes at CBC Music

New Episodes at CBC Music

Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.

CBC Music Past Shows



Video of the Day
Space Videos Of The Day: Watery Mars, A Mustachioed Astronaut And The Pale Blue Dot
November 14, 2013
submit to reddit

We're all familiar with the image of Mars as a frozen, barren wasteland (in fact, we posted a video showing just that last month). Here's a very different look at the red planet, courtesy of the NASA Goddard Conceptual Image Lab:

Four billion years ago, according to researchers at NASA, Mars may have had a thick atmosphere and vast oceans of liquid water. The video starts with a flyover of a Martian lake that might have been, before soaring across mountains and streams. It ends with a shot of MAVEN, a NASA spacecraft launching later this month that's set to investigate just how Mars lost its atmosphere.

In other space news, everyone's favourite mustachioed astronaut Chris Hadfield released a charmingly goofy video yesterday throwing his support behind the Movember campaign. Check it out:

On the program tonight, we're replaying George's conversation with Commander Hadfield. Make sure to tune in at 7 p.m. on November 14 on CBC TV.

Finally, we present "The Pale Blue Dot," the latest video in The Sagan Series, which uses inspiring speeches from the late American astronomer Carl Sagan to help promote science literacy. The blue dot in question? Earth, of course. As Sagan put it: "That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you love. Everyone you know.... Every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there, on the mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam."

Sagan died in 1996 of complications stemming from myelodysplasia, a blood disease. Last Saturday, November 9, would have been his 79th birthday.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.