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– [Instructor] At the edge of the solar system Pluto pushes the boundaries of our understanding of the universe. Nestled within the far flung Kuiper belt the dwarf planet is believed to be one of the countless celestial objects left over from the formation of the solar system. While it is one of the Kuiper […]
– [Narrator] A solar eclipse happens when a new moon moves between the Earth and the sun, blocking some or all of the sun’s rays from reaching the Earth. By cosmic chance, even though the sun is 400 times wider than the moon, it’s also 400 times farther away. Therefore, the two objects appear the […]
(gentle music) – [Narrator] Like buried treasure, they lie hidden from sight. Echoes of an ancient past, they whisper secrets and tell tales once lost to time. Fossils are remnants or impressions of ancient organisms that are naturally preserved in stone. While there are hundreds of fossil types, they are often grouped into two major […]
When you think of flying animals, what do you think of? Birds, butterflies, or bees might first come to mind, but what about spiders? Even though they don’t have wings, it turns out that spiders are actually some of nature’s best aviators. So, how do spiders take to the skies? Lightning storms are one of […]
NASA’s rovers on the surface of Mars are revealing answers to some of the biggest questions about our nearby planetary neighbor. And driving this rover – that is, on average, 225 million kilometers away from Earth – requires robust technology and years of development. And it’s about to get even more advanced with Mars 2020. […]
NARRATOR: Way out into space, the sun’s energy-giving rays grow weaker. Solar panels would be little use to Cassini passing distant planets. It needs a far longer lasting source of power. The radioactive power of plutonium-238 In Idaho Falls, behind high level security, the United States Department of Energy harnesses this prized source. The Cassini […]