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NASA Science news is too exciting for plain text. Educational "ScienceCast" videos are fun, lively, entertaining--and anything but plain. Join us for a new episode every week as we look into the science behind discoveries on Earth, the Solar System, and beyond...

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NASA Science news is too exciting for plain text. Educational "ScienceCast" videos are fun, lively, entertaining--and anything but plain. Join us for a new episode every week as we look into the science behind discoveries on Earth, the Solar System, and beyond...

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By David Kirby - Jul 17 2019
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Short, informative, and always interesting. Keep up the good work.

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By vx(.6;73$:));8-&!:) - Apr 21 2019
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It was very interesting. I would definitely listen to another

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
5
2
2
2

Love it

By David Kirby - Jul 17 2019
Read more
Short, informative, and always interesting. Keep up the good work.

Awesome

By vx(.6;73$:));8-&!:) - Apr 21 2019
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It was very interesting. I would definitely listen to another
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NASA ScienceCasts

Latest release on Apr 22, 2020

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NASA Science news is too exciting for plain text. Educational "ScienceCast" videos are fun, lively, entertaining--and anything but plain. Join us for a new episode every week as we look into the science behind discoveries on Earth, the Solar System, and beyond...

Rank #1: NASA ScienceCast 276: Something for Every Sky Watcher

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The July 27th night sky offers treats for sky watchers -- and listeners -- around the globe.

Jul 26 2018

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Rank #2: ScienceCast 10: Morning Planet Show

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The Great Morning Planet Show of May 2011 is underway. Wake up before sunrise any day this month to see a shape-shifting alignment of heavenly lights.

May 05 2011

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Rank #3: ScienceCast 04: Missing Sunspots

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When solar activity recently plunged into a century-class minimum, many experts were puzzled. Now a group of researchers say they have cracked the mystery of the missing sunspots.

Mar 23 2011

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Rank #4: ScienceCast 05: Superfluids

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Strange quantum fluids that love to sneak out of cups have been found trapped inside the core of a dead neutron star.

Mar 31 2011

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Rank #5: ScienceCast 62: Partial Eclipse of the Strawberry Moon

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On Monday, June 4th, the Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a partial lunar eclipse visible across the Pacific from China to the United States.

May 24 2012

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Rank #6: ScienceCast 170: Climate Change and the Yin-Yang of Polar Sea Ice

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Arctic and Antarctic sea ice are both affected by climate change, but the two poles of Earth are behaving in intriguingly different ways.

Dec 02 2014

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Rank #7: NASA ScienceCast 303: Exploring the Presence of Water on the Moon

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The presence of water on the Moon opens up many exciting possibilities for future exploration and just as many questions about that water’s origins.

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #8: ScienceCast 172: The Strange Way Fluids Slosh on the International Space Station

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Researchers are using a pair of robots to examine the strange way fluids slosh and bubble on the International Space Station

Jan 30 2015

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Rank #9: ScienceCast 174: Subtracting Gravity from Alzheimer's

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The key to unraveling the mysterious cause of Alzheimer's disease may not lie in the recesses of the human brain, but rather in the weightless expanses of outer space.

Mar 04 2015

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Rank #10: ScienceCast 254: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the Eclipse Across America.

Aug 18 2017

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Rank #11: ScienceCast 171: Embers from a Rock Comet: The 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower

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Earth is passing through a stream of debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. Forecasters expect as many as 120 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Dec. 13-14.

Dec 12 2014

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Rank #12: NASA ScienceCast 289: Small Satellites yield Big Discoveries

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NASA uses CubeSats for new science missions and to test new electronics, sensors and software that might be included on larger missions.

Feb 04 2019

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Rank #13: ScienceCast 178: Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space

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Citizen scientists scanning images from a NASA observatory have found "yellow balls" in space that may hold important clues to the mysteries of starbirth

Apr 07 2015

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Rank #14: NASA ScienceCast 269: New Science from Jupiter

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As the Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, new discoveries about the giant planet continue to be made.

May 02 2018

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Rank #15: ScienceCast 180: Desert Dust Feeds Amazon Forests

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The Amazon rainforest and the Sahara desert seem utterly different. Yet NASA satellites have discovered a surprising connection that intimately links these two disparate parts of our planet.

Apr 28 2015

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Rank #16: ScienceCast 196: Close Encounter with Enceladus

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NASA's Cassini Spacecraft is about to make a daring plunge through one of the plumes emerging from Saturn's moon Enceladus.

Oct 27 2015

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Rank #17: ScienceCast 89: Comet of the Century

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Astronomers are keeping a close eye on a newly-discovered Comet ISON, which could become visible in broad daylight later this year when it skims through the atmosphere of the sun.

Jan 18 2013

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Rank #18: ScienceCast 137: A Telescope Bigger than a Galaxy

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Astronomers have figured out how to use the gravity of distant galaxies to bend light and magnify images, allowing them to see deeper into the cosmos than ever before.

Mar 06 2014

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Rank #19: ScienceCast 205: Quantum Foam

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Researchers have used NASA space telescopes to prove that space-time is much less "foamy" than some models predict.

Dec 31 2015

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Rank #20: ScienceCast 138: A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses

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A total lunar eclipse on April 15th marks the beginning of a remarkable series of eclipses all visible from North America.

Mar 20 2014

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NASA ScienceCast 308: Keeping an Eye on Earth

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Earth observing instruments on the space station along with photography from crew members serve to keep a multifunctional eye on our home planet.

Apr 22 2020

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NASA ScienceCast 307: Finding the Invisible

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Scientists are using AMS-02 on the Space Station to study fundamental particles originating from sources up to billions of light years away. These particles may hold the key to understanding both the composition and history of our universe.

Mar 10 2020

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NASA ScienceCast 306: Making Space for Technology Development

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The International Space Station provides the only microgravity environment in which we can test technologies critical to our deep-space exploration in the near and far-term future.

Dec 06 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 305: Effects of the Solar Wind

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The continuously expanding solar wind begins in our Sun and doesn’t stop until after it reaches the edge of the heliosphere.

Nov 24 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 304: Unlocking the Origins of the Universe

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AMS-02 is helping scientists investigate many fundamental physics questions from its place on the space station. Astronauts are conducting a series of spacewalks to perform repairs and extend the life of the observatory.

Nov 21 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 303: Exploring the Presence of Water on the Moon

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The presence of water on the Moon opens up many exciting possibilities for future exploration and just as many questions about that water’s origins.

Oct 24 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 302: Eye on Neptune

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Neptune will be at opposition in September, providing an opportunity to observe this planet that is invisible to the naked eye, but that scientists would love to see more clearly.

Sep 09 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 301: Shedding Light on Black Holes

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"Black Holes" is one of the most highly searched terms about our universe. How much of what we think we know about black holes is actually true?

Aug 13 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 300: Cutting-edge Biomanufacturing Aboard the International Space Station

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Welcome to the world of 3D biomanufacturing, a cutting-edge practice on Earth that is being tested aboard the International Space Station.

Jul 30 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 299: The Lasting Impacts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

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In July 1994, astronomers around the world watched as the fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the planet Jupiter.

Jul 26 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 298: Watch the History of our Solar System Fly By with MU69

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Scientists are unlocking clues about the earliest formation of our solar system from a Kuiper Belt Object known as 2014 MU69.

Jul 08 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 297: Cementing Our Place in Space

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Experiments have taken place aboard the International Space Station to study cement based concrete in microgravity.

Jun 11 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 296: Shining Laser Light on Earth’s Forests

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The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) on the space station beams laser light down to Earth to reveal the height and density of trees and vegetation.

Apr 30 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 295: A Chip Off the Old Block

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Living 3D versions of human organs called Tissue Chips are being sent to the International Space Station to be studied in microgravity.

Apr 18 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 294: On the Cusp of Understanding

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NASA is using sounding rockets to study the cusp, a point where the magnetic bubble that surrounds our planet dips inward and touches down to Earth.

Apr 14 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 293: A Successful Mission Starts With Nutrition

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The relationship between a successful exploration mission and balanced nutrition is vital in the extreme vastness of outer space.

Apr 03 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 292: The Space We Travel Through

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As NASA prepares to send astronauts and spacecraft long distances through space, scientists are keeping an eye on the weather. Space weather.

Mar 27 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 291: A Super Start to 2019

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2019 is an excellent year to look to the sky and enjoy the spectacular view of Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon.

Mar 20 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 290: Big Questions About Small Worlds

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Small Worlds hold keys to questions about our solar system and the origin of life on Earth.

Feb 15 2019

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NASA ScienceCast 289: Small Satellites yield Big Discoveries

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NASA uses CubeSats for new science missions and to test new electronics, sensors and software that might be included on larger missions.

Feb 04 2019

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iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
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5
2
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2

Love it

By David Kirby - Jul 17 2019
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Short, informative, and always interesting. Keep up the good work.

Awesome

By vx(.6;73$:));8-&!:) - Apr 21 2019
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It was very interesting. I would definitely listen to another