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Caption: The Simons Array will be located in Chile’s High Atacama Desert, at an elevation of about 17,000 feet. The site currently hosts the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (bowl-shaped structure at upper right) and the Simons Array (the three telescopes at bottom lef, Credit: University of Pennsylvania
A fascinating, wide-ranging conversation with Brian Keating, director of the Simons Observatory that will search for our cosmic origins from a moun...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this stunning compilation image of Jupiter’s stormy northern hemisphere as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet. Some bright-white clouds can be seen at high altitudes on the right side of Jupiter’s disk. Image, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
The Juno mission will continue its exploration of Jupiter till 2025, thanks to a four-year extension granted by NASA. Principal investigator Scott ...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: The New Great Observatories coalition has brought together the logos for the four projects proposed in the 2020 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey., Credit: The New Great Observatories Coalition
Astrophysicist Grant Tremblay describes how four proposed space telescopes could reveal our solar system and the universe as never before.

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  • Added: May 26, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: On April 30, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover made history as the first spacecraft to record sounds from another spacecraft on another planet. During Ingenuity’s fourth flight, a microphone included with the SuperCam instrument aboard Perseverance captured, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS/LANL/CNES/CNRS/ISAE-SUPAERO
The leader of the Mars Helicopter test mission celebrates her team’s success and explores the daunting challenges they overcame.

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  • Added: May 18, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Earth has a close call with a giant near-earth asteroid in this artist's concept., Credit: Getty Images
Six planetary defense leaders report on progress toward protecting Earth from near-Earth objects.

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  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Andy Weir's new science fiction novel sends an unlikely protagonist on a mission to save humanity from an interstellar threat., Credit: Ballantine
The author of The Martian introduces us to his terrific new novel and shares his thoughts about the current state of space exploration.

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  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: The Sloan Foundation 2.5 meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, Credit: The Sloan Foundation
Jim Gunn co-created and led the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that has revealed the universe as never before.

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Artist's impression of interstellar object 'Oumuamua, Credit: William Hartmann
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter makes a successful first flight on the Red Planet, while two researchers offer new insights on the first interstel...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Artist's concept of a giant O'Neill cylinder space settlement., Credit: NASA, Art by Rick Guidice
Gerard K. O’Neill envisioned vast, magnificent human settlements in space. His followers, including Jeff Bezos, are working to turn his vision into...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: THE BOLDEST TEST FLIGHT IN HISTORY John Young (left) and Bob Crippen pose for a crew portrait prior to STS-1, the first flight of space shuttle Columbia, in April 1981., Credit: NASA
Robert Crippen and John Young became the first humans to fly a space shuttle into orbit when Columbia launched on April 12, 1981.

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Artist's impression of the TESS spacecraft on orbit., Credit: NASA
Exoplanet hunter and artist Natalia Guerrero of MIT reveals the discovery of many more possible new worlds by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Sa...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Taken on 5 March 2021, this color-calibrated image from a Navigation Camera aboard NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover shows tracks from the rover's first drive (darker marks in the foreground) and an area scoured by the Mars 2020 mission's descent stage , Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Perseverance rover deputy project scientists Katie Stack Morgan and Ken Williford share the latest developments from Mars’ newest robot resident.

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Hayabusa2 sees its shadow during the second touchdown rehearsal on 15 October 2018. The spacecraft was 47 meters above Ryugu., Credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST
Hayabusa2 project manager Yuichi Tsuda shares the exciting success of Japan’s sample return mission ti asteroid Ryugu.

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: The heat-flow probe known as the mole sticks out of the Martian surface in this image captured by NASA's InSight spacecraft in February 2020. Engineers and scientists spent nearly two years using InSight's robotic arm to help the mole dig before formally , Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA engineer and scientist Troy Hudson shares the sad but ultimately inspiring story of a two-year attempt to dig deep beneath the surface of Mars.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Spinoff 21 has been published online by NASA., Credit: NASA
We examine a few of the thousands of technologies and innovations developed by NASA that are making lives better around our planet.

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance imaged as it is lowered to the Red Planet's surface by the sky crane., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Relive the most dramatic and awe-inspiring moments from NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars.

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Mars awaits.
Author of The Martian Andy Weir and the leader of the United Arab Emirates’ successful Hope Mars orbiter mission joined other Mars all-stars at Pla...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Marc Hartzman's fascinating and entertaining book about Mars in popular culture and more., Credit: Quirk Books
Author Marc Hartzman’s new book celebrates the wonder of the Red Planet and how it entered popular culture.

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: The Hale Telescope dome at the Palomar Observatory, Credit: Palomar/Caltech
How astronomers at California’s Palomar Observatory revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Harvard professor Avi Loeb takes issue with this cigar-like impression of interstellar object 'Oumuamua., Credit: ESO / M. Kornmesser
Is interstellar object ‘Oumuamua an alien artifact? Harvard professor Avi Loeb explores his hypothesis in a new book and in a fascinating conversat...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2021
  • Length: 28:50
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