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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

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
4
2
2
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
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NASA ScienceCasts

Latest release on Dec 06, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: ScienceCast 243: Readying the Webb Telescope for Launch

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Stringent testing is underway to prove the James Webb Space Telescope can handle an Earth-shaking take-off and still capture the universe’s first light while deeply ensconced in the hyper-cold of space.

Apr 17 2017

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: ScienceCast 47: Alien Matter in the Solar System - A Galactic Mismatch

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"Alien matter" detected by a NASA spacecraft orbiting Earth shows that the chemical make-up of our solar system differs from that of the surrounding galaxy.

Feb 09 2012

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Rank #7: ScienceCast 18: An Astronomer's Dilemma

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Stars are bright, but their planets are not, which makes planet hunting difficult. However, NASA's ultraviolet telescope GALEX may be providing a solution.

Jul 07 2011

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Rank #8: 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 #9: ScienceCast 65: Why Won't the Supernova Explode?

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A question has been troubling astronomers: Why won't the supernova explode? NASA has launched a new observatory named "NuSTAR" to seek out the missing physics of exploding stars.

Jun 15 2012

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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 142: Lettuce Orbit Earth - A New Form of Life Takes Root on the ISS

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A new life form is taking root on the ISS, and its name is "Outregeous." The space-faring lettuce was delivered to the space station by a SpaceX Dragon capsule on April 20th.

Apr 25 2014

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Rank #12: ScienceCast 143: Carrington-class CME Narrowly Misses Earth

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Two years ago, an intense solar storm narrowly missed Earth. If it had hit, researchers say, we could still be picking up the pieces.

Apr 28 2014

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Rank #13: ScienceCast 107: An Early Start for Noctilucent Clouds

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Glowing electric-blue at the edge of space, noctilucent clouds have surprised researchers by appearing early this year. The unexpected apparition hints at a change in the "teleconnections" of Earth's atmosphere.

Jun 07 2013

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Rank #14: ScienceCast 85: Rock Comet Meteor Shower

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The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th when Earth runs through a stream of debris from a strange object that some astronomers are calling a "rock comet."

Nov 29 2012

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: ScienceCast 213: The Special Ingredients... of Earth

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Researchers using a Japanese X-ray satellite with NASA participation have found the chemical ingredients of Earth-like planets in the Virgo cluster of galaxies.

Mar 18 2016

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Rank #17: ScienceCast 45: Solar Eclipse in the USA

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A "ring of fire" solar eclipse is coming to the USA this spring. It's the first annular eclipse visible from the contiguous United States in almost 18 years.

Jan 27 2012

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Rank #18: ScienceCast 150: A Laser Message from Space: Hello World

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In early June, a laser beam lanced out of the night sky over California, heralding a breakthrough in space communications.

Jun 17 2014

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Rank #19: ScienceCast 214: NASA's Next Great Space Telescope

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Assembly of NASA's next great space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, is underway. It will show researchers the first stars and galaxies that formed in the early universe.

Apr 06 2016

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Rank #20: ScienceCast 101: Saturn Close Up

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Saturn and Earth are lining up for a beautiful view of the ringed planet. Saturn will be at its best and brightest on April 28th.

Apr 25 2013

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