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Students investigate properties of the Sun. Special attention is given to other celestial bodies in space such as asteroids and comets.
Our solar system is a fascinating place. Colorful images illustrate the major planets and their unique characteristics. Special attention is paid to what makes Earth unique in the solar system.
Discover how impact craters can provide insight into the history of the solar system. Scientists compare impact craters that have changed over time with fresh craters to determine how landforms have evolved.
This animation explains what happens during a solar eclipse. It discusses the five phases of all eclipses and discusses the difference between the umbra and the penumbra.
Learn about powerful cyclones happening on Saturn. From a distance, Saturn appears to be serene; however, the Cassini spacecraft has provided detailed views that show the planet's active atmosphere.
Highlights the limited information scientists have about the many moons in our solar system. Presents theories of origin and composition. Mixes graphics with pictures taken from spacecrafts.
Looks briefly at the history of rockets, from the space programs of the twentieth century into the cutting-edge technologies and dreams of today.
Joe Pesce, a National Science Foundation astrophysicist, answers questions about black holes. Part of the "Ask a Scientist" series.
Dr. Varoujan Gorjian discusses the ways galaxies might die. They could collide with one another, and sometime they run out of energy. Part of the "Ask an Astronomer" series.
Galileo, Newton, and Einstein make appearances in this segment. Through lyrics, they explain the contributions they made to astronomy. Part of the "Space School Musical" series.
Bill Nye explains how NASA successfully steers the “Juno” spacecraft into orbit around Jupiter. Nye reveals the science behind interplanetary navigation. Part of the “Why With Nye” series.
Bill Nye sheds some light on the similarities and differences between Jupiter and the sun. Part of the “Why With Nye” series.
Saturn has twenty-one moons, and each one has its own physical composition and location. From the Kool Books series narrated by Hector Bonilla.
What is a black hole? Hans Krimm, an observational astronomer at the National Science Foundation, answers this question. Part of the "Ask a Scientist" series.
In this segment, Hannah receives a visit from a meteor. Through song, she learns when a flash of light is really a meteor. Part of the "Space School Musical" series.
NASA robotics engineer Sandeep Yayathi explains how he designs and builds humanoid robots that can work alongside astronauts. Part of the "Design Squad Nation" series.
Scientists use magnetometers to study magnetic anomalies found on Mars. The MAVEN spacecraft carries two magnetometers to investigate the planet's magnetic field in order to understand how the Martian atmosphere and climate has evolved over time.
In this episode, host Dianna Cowern interviews planetary geologist Raquel Nuno. They discuss the reasons why Mars is inhabitable for humans. Part of the "Physics Girl" series.
In this episode, Dr. Michelle Thaller explains the molecular makeup of space. She discusses "interstellar medium," which is what is found between stars. Part of the "Ask an Astronomer" series.
Hannah’s musical friends continue their journey through space. In this segment, they sing and dance through space with the sun and planets. Part of the "Space School Musical" series.