Mercury 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The planet Mercury is named after the messenger of the Roman gods, because even the ancients could see how swift and fleeting it is in the sky. But it wasn’t until recently that scientists began unraveling Mercury’s many mysteries. Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system. It’s diameter currently measures just […]

What Are We Doing to Prepare for the Next Big Oil Spill?

The next oil spill won’t be a matter of if — but when. Deepwater Horizon may have happened years ago, but significant research is still being conducted to learn as much as possible from the biggest oil disaster in recent United States history, and to find new, less toxic ways to reverse future oil spill […]

Brain 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. As part of the nervous system, the brain coordinates all of the body’s function. In adult humans, the brain is a three-pound gelatinous mass of fat and protein. It’s comprised of four main regions: the cerebrum, the cerebellum, the brainstem, and the […]

Xiaolin Zheng: Solar Stickers to Power the World | Nat Geo Live

( intro music ) ( applause ) Good morning. It has been a truly exciting week for me. It’s a very empowering experience for me to get to know my fellow emerging explorers. For me, I’m passionate about energy problems. I hope we can have a sustainable energy future. Growing up in China, in the […]

Panel #5: Institutional Arrangements in Solar System Exploration – PART 2

>>Our next speaker is Michael Nuefeld from the air and space museum to talk about APL and the discovery program.>>Thank you. While waiting for this to come up, some of you know me from — brown V 2, and after doing that, I had to find something else to do.>>I existed that line of attack, […]

How Einstein’s Eclipse Changed the Course of Physics Forever

About every 18 months, the Moon passes directly between the Sun and the Earth for a total solar eclipse. This alignment casts a brief shadow on Earth that we can track … and its location changes each time. This year’s eclipse swept across South America, stretching over Chile and Argentina. It was visible over the […]

How NASA Built the Fastest Spacecraft Ever

This is the fastest man-made object ever created, racing to our Sun at 700,000 km/h. Built to withstand drastic changes in temperature, it will be the closest to spacecraft has ever been to a star. So, how did NASA prepare this record-breaking mission for its daring journey to the Sun? There are three main questions […]

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

Here retreat is no longer an option. The Mekong River, it’s the last stand before 2,000 tons of trash flow into the Pacific Ocean each day. 730,000 tons of trash a year that flow straight into the Pacific Ocean, must be stopped. The key is how. This trash collecting barge emits even more carbon into […]

How Earth’s Magnetic Field Twists and Buckles During Solar Storms

Traveling at the near speed of light, energetic particles shooting out from the sun can zip through space, smack into our planet’s atmosphere, and cause incredible disruptions. And one of the biggest impacts we know of happened during the tail end of the Vietnam War. President Nixon really wanted to pull us out, but wanted to […]