A special treat for astronomy lovers: a week in the life of NASA. These videos show scientific research and discoveries done by NASA in late April, 2012. Oceans, Saturn’s rings, Discovery’s last mission, and more. Enjoy!
Scientists Answer Top Space Weather Questions
There are certain questions that always seem to come up. People want to know about the sun, the planet, the moon, and our place in the universe. This special video has NASA scientists asking common questions. Is there weather in space? What is a solar flare? How are flares causes? What is a coronal mass ejection? What are energetic particles? Know the answers? Congrats, you are in the minority.
Saturn’s Weirdest Ring
Saturn is famous for her gorgeous ring, right? Make the rings. And there are thousands of them. Brand new images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected strange objects poking through Saturn’s F ring. This might be the answer to a question that has dogged scientists for years: why is the F ring so strange?
Science off the Sphere: Earth in Infrared
A spaceship’s eye view of the world’s cities, as seen with infrared. Infrared explained.
Discovery Takes Off on New Mission
Space shuttle Discovery: the Grand Dame of NASA’s spaceship program. Watch, as she goes one her final mission. Destination? The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Watch surface currents circulate in this high-resolution, 3D model of the Earth’s oceans. Driven by wind and other forces, currents on the ocean surface cover our planet. Some span hundreds to thousands of miles across vast ocean basins in well-defined flows. Others are confined to particular regions and form slow-moving, circular pools. Seen from space, the circulating waters offer a study in both chaos and order.