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  • Sunset over the ocean. Spanish captions.

    Students investigate properties of the Sun. Special attention is given to other celestial bodies in space such as asteroids and comets.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Diagram of our solar system. Spanish captions.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • An illustration of Moon and Earth.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A diagram illustrates a solar eclipse. The Moon between the Sun and the Earth.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • An illustration of Saturn. Caption: Internal heat is visible in infrared view.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Bright red planet with a mottled surface. Caption: Titan has a dense nitrogen 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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Rocketships

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    Astronaut in a space suit with the face plate open. Caption: And in 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

    Looks briefly at the history of rockets, from the space programs of the twentieth century into the cutting-edge technologies and dreams of today.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • The event horizon of a black hole. Caption: The black hole has a radius, called the event horizon,

    Joe Pesce, a National Science Foundation astrophysicist, answers questions about black holes. Part of the "Ask a Scientist" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A galaxy fades out. Caption: The original galaxy would be gone.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Four people, one man tossing an apple into the air. Caption: Gravity rules our planet

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Satellite in close proximity to Jupiter. Caption: to steer Juno precisely on course.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Man teaching at a table. Caption: The Sun and Jupiter have a lot in common.

    Bill Nye sheds some light on the similarities and differences between Jupiter and the sun. Part of the “Why With Nye” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Illustration of a small spherical object in greenish gas clouds near the surface of a larger object. Spanish captions.

    Saturn has twenty-one moons, and each one has its own physical composition and location. From the Kool Books series narrated by Hector Bonilla.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Horizontal  view of a black hole. Caption: literally nothing can escape from it, not even light.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Two people, one of them singing. Caption: A hundred thousand miles an hour

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Robot with logos for NASA and GM. Caption: that we developed to assist astronauts in space

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • An illustration of magnetic field surrounding a planet.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Planet Mars. Caption: negative 63 degrees Celsius and negative 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Source, NASA.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • An image of the outer space. Caption: it's eventually blocks out all visible light.

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Group of young people singing and dancing. Caption: We are the place to be in the galaxy

    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.

    (Source: DCMP)