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Gravity Assist: Saturn with Linda Spilker

The sixth planet from the Sun, Saturn is a gas giant that’s best known for its striking icy rings. How old are the rings, and how are they changing over time? And what’s up with Saturn’s...
This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter’s south pole.

Gravity Assist: Jupiter with Jared Espley

Our solar system is a wondrous place with a single star, our Sun, and everything that orbits around it - planets, moons, asteroids and comets - wha
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Gravity Assist Podcast, Venus with David Grinspoon

The next stop on our virtual tour is Venus, the closest planet to Earth and the hottest planet in our solar system, with surface temperatures scorc
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New Horizons Discoveries Keep Coming

New Horizons is on its way to new discoveries deep in the Kuiper Belt – a region inhabited by ancient remnants from the dawn of the solar system.
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Cassini's Grand Finale

Cassini is in the process of executing 22 daring ‘Grand Finale’ dives in the 1,200-mile gap between Saturn and its innermost ring, concluding with an epic final plunge into the gas giant’s...

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Spots Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval.
Testing of HEEET material at the NASA Ames Arc Jet Complex in the Interaction Heating Facility.

Specialized Weaving Techniques Enable a New Heatshield for Planetary Exploration

Technology Development: When the Galileo mission’s probe entered the Jovian atmosphere in December 1995, it experienced temperatur
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Methane Stinks? On Earth, Mars, and Beyond

NASA is sniffing out the sweet smell of methane on Earth, Mars and beyond. It's a greenhouse gas and, in some places, possibly a sign of life.
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Red and Golden Planets at Opposition

Mars and Saturn are getting together in the constellation Scorpius for back-to-back oppositions in May and June 2016.