Podcast for audio and video - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory show

Podcast for audio and video - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Summary: Video and audio podcasts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory feature the latest news on space and science findings from JPL and NASA. Topics include discoveries made by spacecraft studying planets in our solar system, including Mars, Saturn and our home planet, Earth. Missions also study stars and galaxies in our universe. Other topics cover tips for amateur astronomers and updates from the Mars Rover and Cassini missions.

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 Comet Siding Spring: A Close Encounter with Mars | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 2:19

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will make a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. At a distance of only 87,000 miles – about 1/3 the distance between the Earth and moon - it's a near miss of the Red Planet. Find out how NASA’s Mars orbiters will evade dust from the comet.

 RapidScat installation on the International Space Station | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 1:31

Time-lapse footage of the RapidScat "wind watcher" instrument being installed on the International Space Station, followed by reaction by the team after its activation.

 What's Up - October 2014 | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 2:29

What's Up for October? A lunar eclipse, a solar eclipse and Mars has a close encounter with a comet.

 Curiosity Rover Report: A Taste of Mount Sharp | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 1:18

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has collected its first sample from the base of Mount Sharp. The scientific allure of the layered mountain drew the team to choose this part of Mars as a landing site.

 We made it! Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 1:25

After 2 years and nearly 9 kilometers of driving, NASA's Mars Curiosity has arrived at the base of Mount Sharp.

 A New Measure of Ocean Winds | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 1:36

ISS-RapidScat will collect data on ocean winds to support weather and marine forecasting including tracking storms and hurricanes and aid climate research. It is the first Earth-observing instrument designed to mount on the International Space Station. The station's unique orbit will enable ISS-RapidScat to make the first observations of how ocean winds vary over the course of the day, vital information for improving the accuracy of all satellite wind measurements.

 What's Up - September 2014 | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 2:35

Red star(Antares) meets red planet(Mars) and view a zodiacal light that points towards Jupiter.

 The Rosetta Mission Asks: What Can We Learn From Comets? | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 2:27

The Rosetta mission will give us an unprecedented look inside a comet, watching the icy traveler become active as it nears the sun. What can we learn from this adventure?

 High-Def Video of NASA's 'Flying Saucer' Test | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 2:07

LDSD principal investigator Ian Clark takes us through a play by play of NASA’s 'Flying Saucer' Test in Hawaii, showing us high-definition video shot from cameras on board and on the ground.

 The Rosetta Mission Asks: What is a Comet? | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 2:35

The Rosetta Mission Asks: What is a Comet? Scientists attempt to answer these questions and more as the Rosetta Mission's Orbiter arrives and escorts comet 67/p Churyumov Gerasimenko into our inner solar system.

 Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 5, 2014): A Softer Trek to Mount Sharp | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 1:11

On the second anniversary of NASA Curiosity on Mars, the rover navigates a sandy valley on its way to Mount Sharp

 What's Up - August 2014 | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 2:30

Venus and Jupiter at Dawn, Saturn and mars at dusk, Perseids are visible now through the 17th, peak will have most, but also a full moon washing out the faint ones.

 Flash from Curiosity Rover's Laser Hitting a Martian Rock | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 1:07

The sparks that appear on the baseball-sized rock result from the laser of the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hitting the rock.

 NEOWISE Spies Comet Pan-STARRS Against Galaxy Backdrop | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 0:43

NASA's NEOWISE mission captured a series of infrared images of comet C/2012 K1 -- also referred to as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies in May 2014. This animation shows the progression of the comet across a field of stars -- and a more distant spiral galaxy, called NGC 3726, which appears as a blue oval.

 LDSD Test Vehicle Returns | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 1:15

NASA's saucer-shaped test vehicle, the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) was recovered from the ocean and returned to Port Allen, Kauai, on June 29, 2014


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