HD - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

HD - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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High-definition (HD) videos 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.

Episodes

What's Up - December 2016  



See Mercury, Venus and Mars all month long and a New Year's Eve comet. With some luck, you may catch some Geminid and Ursid meteors, too.



Cassini's High-Flying, Ring-Grazing Orbits  



On Nov. 30, 2016, NASA's Cassini mission begins a daring set of ring-grazing orbits, skimming past the outside edge of Saturn's main rings.



Summer Clouds on Saturn's Moon Titan  



NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched clouds of methane moving across the far northern regions of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, on Oct. 29­­­­ and 30, 2016.



What's Up - November 2016  



This month, see Venus at sunset, Jupiter at dawn, an evening look at Saturn, plus meteors!



Corporal: America's First Guided Ballistic Missile  



In mid-1944, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory embarked on the "Corporal" program to develop a guided ballistic missile.



Explorer 1: America's First Satellite  



This footage from the U.S. Army's "The Big Picture" TV series recounts the tense days leading up to the successful launch of America's first satellite in 1958.



JATO: JPL's First Project for the Army  



The U.S. Army was the first patron of what would become the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, commissioning the lab to develop "jet-assisted take-off" rockets starting in 1939.



History Rediscovered: Early Space Age Tapes  



Recently rediscovered audio recordings from the JPL archives, highlights the lab's involvement in America's early satellites for communication.



Spacecraft Power  



There are no gas stations or power outlets in space. That's why NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars--and some other NASA spacecraft that explore the solar system--use something called "radioisotope power."



What's Up - October 2016  



What's Up for October? Moon Phases, Astronomy Day, Saturn and Venus align with a star.



Four Days at Saturn  



NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25-27, 2016, to obtain this movie showing just over four Saturn days.



What's Up - September 2016  



This month: African eclipse, minor meteor showers, moon near Neptune



What's Up - September 2016  



This month: African eclipse, minor meteor showers, moon near Neptune



Spitzer Beyond  



This mission was designed to last at least two-and-a-half years; 13 years later, Spitzer has operated far beyond the scope of the original mission.



Curiosity Rover Report (August 5, 2016): Four Years on Mars  



After four years on Mars, Curiosity rover and her operations team are now seasoned explorers, anxious to climb to greater heights on Mount Sharp.



What's Up - August 2016  



How to spot Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the and the annual Perseid meteor shower.



What's Up - August 2016  



How to spot Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the and the annual Perseid meteor shower.



Ceres' Missing Large Craters  



Ceres' lack of giant impact basins presents a puzzle to scientists. They expected to observe more large craters on the dwarf planet than have been found by NASA's Dawn mission.



'We Conquered Jupiter': Juno Enters Orbit  



After an almost five-year journey to the solar system's largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine burn.



What's Up - July 2016  



What's Up this month? Take a summer road trip along the Milky Way



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