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00:23:54
Watch as three giant helium balloons are launched above Antarctica to study climate history; listen as scientists talk about balloon research.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:45:13
A year and a half after entering Saturn's orbit, the Cassini spacecraft continued to gather exciting new information. Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Weygren bring us up to date on the Cassini Mission and show stunning images of Saturn and its ever-growing assortment of moons.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: January 7, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
02:03:07
Celebrate the spring equinox at the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. The alignment of the sun on this day creates the appearance of a shadow, in the form of a serpent, that descends the main staircase of the great pyramid. The Live@Exploratorium crew is there to capture the snake on film and to speak with local archaeologists, archeoastronomers, and solar scientists about this amazing phenomenon.

Project: Ancient Observatories: Chichén Itzá | Browse All

Date: March 21, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:45:44
NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have long outlived their life expectancy of three months. Join us as we sum up the rover data and explain how this information changes our view of Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 8, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:29:21
We update on the week's exciting events on Mars and talk about what NASA has planned for future missions to the Red Planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 28, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:23:48
How do JPL scientists and engineers talk to the MERs and how do we receive those amazing pictures in return? Find out how, and get the latest updates in this webcast.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 21, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:31:00
With two rovers on Mars, we update you on the latest findings. This week, hear (and see!) more about a tool called Mini-TES, which helps us learn about rocks on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 14, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:38:00
With two rovers on Mars, we'll update you on all the latest findings. This week, learn more about the Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT).

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 7, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:39:50
With two rovers on Mars, we'll update you on the latest findings. This week we hear about Spirit Rover's memory problems, the possibility of water on Mars, and about other missions to the Red Planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 31, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:55:00
Two rovers are set to land on Mars during NASA’s Exploration Rover mission. The second, Opportunity, should land today. We’ll review the Exploration Rover mission thus far.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 25, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science