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Veritasium: The Next Mission to Mars: Mars 2020

Veritasium visited NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) the leading U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system and has 19 spacecraft and 10 major instruments carrying out planetary, Earth science, and space-based astronomy missions. Some of the greatest moments in the history of space exploration have taken place at JPL. NASA’s forthcoming Mars project …

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NASA: Exploring Ocean Worlds with Robots

The search for life beyond Earth needs robots. But to explore distant ocean worlds like Europa, we’ll need a new set of tools to drill through ice, reach faraway samples and cross difficult terrain. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently finished a series of prototypes that might make that exploration a little easier.  

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Why with Nye: Bill Nye Explains How Jupiter is Like a Blender

Bill Nye explains how Jupiter helped spread the building blocks of life and the planet’s role in the formation of our solar system.  

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Why with Nye (Ep. 1): Bill Nye and Juno the Solar-Powered Spacecraft

Bill Nye unravels the mysteries of solar-powered space travel. See how NASA’s Juno spacecraft will use the power of the sun to keep the juice running during its long journey to and orbits of Jupiter.  

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Rescue Robots

Robots to the Rescue! JPL’s RoboSimian and Surrogate Robots are here to Help JPL has been engaged in several programs over the last couple of years that have developed new robots and software that can help out in terrestrial disaster scenarios or hazardous environments. In particular, the RoboSimian and Surrogate sibling robots have been designed …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Europa | Ocean World

Scientists believe there is an ocean hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. NASA-JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why scientists are so excited about the potential of this ice-covered world to answer one of humanity’s most profound questions.  

NASA: Exoplanet Q & Alien | Exoplanets

In this inaugural edition of Exoplanet Q & Alien, JPL’s Josh Rodriguez explains some of the techniques used for direct imaging of “exoplanets” — planets outside of our solar system.  

NASA: Early Test Results for New Planetary Landing Technology News Briefing

During an August 8 news briefing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, NASA released new video from last month’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test in Hawaii and discussed early results of the test. The successful cross-cutting demonstration of the LDSD project’s saucer-shaped test vehicle was designed to evaluate technologies for safely landing larger and …

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