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

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



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



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What's Up - December 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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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.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20161201/JPL-20161201-WHATSUf-0001-360cc.m4v




Cassini's High-Flying, Ring-Grazing Orbits

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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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.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/cassini/20161122/JPL-20161121-CASSINf-0001-360cc.m4v




Summer Clouds on Saturn's Moon Titan

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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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.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/cassini/20161107/JPL-20161103-CASSINf-0001-360.m4v




What's Up - November 2016

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20161101/JPL-2016-WHATSUf-0001-360cc.m4v




Corporal: America's First Guided Ballistic Missile

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/history/20161026d/JPL-20161026-HISTf-0003cc-360.m4v




Explorer 1: America's First Satellite

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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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.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/history/20161027b/JPL-20161026-HISTf-0002-360cc.m4v




History Rediscovered: Early Space Age Tapes

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/history/20161027c/JPL-20161026-JPLf-0004-360cc.m4v




JATO: JPL's First Project for the Army

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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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.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/history/20161027/JPL-20161026-HISTf-0001-360.m4v




Spacecraft Power

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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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."




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/technology/20161017/JPL-20160930-TECHf-0002-360cc.m4v




What's Up - October 2016

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20161001/JPL-20161001-WHATSUf-0001-360cc.m4v




Four Days at Saturn

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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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.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/cassini/20160915/JPL-20160915-CASSINf-0001-360.m4v




What's Up - September 2016

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20160831/JPL-20160901-WHATSUf-0001-360cc.m4v




Spitzer Beyond

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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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.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/spitzer/20160826/JPL-20160825-SPITZRf-0001-360.m4v




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

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/msl/20160804/JPL-20160805-MSLf-Curiosity_Four_Years_on_Mars-360cc.m4v




What's Up - August 2016

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20160729/JPL-20160801-WHATSUf-0001-360cc.m4v




Ceres' Missing Large Craters

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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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.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/20160726/JPL-20160726-DAWNf-0001-360.m4v




'We Conquered Jupiter': Juno Enters Orbit

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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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.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/juno/20160705/JPL-20160705-JUNOf-0001-360cc.m4v




What's Up - July 2016

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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What's Up this month? Use Saturn as your guide to a tour of the summer Milky Way. Spot planets, constellations, nebulae and galaxies.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20160701/JPL-20160701-WHATSUf-0001-cc-360.m4v




Crazy Engineering: Flying Solar to Jupiter

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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NASA's Juno spacecraft has traveled nearly half a billion miles to reach its destination, Jupiter. Find out how engineers made humanity's most distant solar-powered spacecraft.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/juno/20160622/JPL-20160621-TECHf-0001-360cc.m4v




Jupiter: Into the Unknown (NASA Juno Mission Trailer)

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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On July 4, NASA's Juno spacecraft will enter orbit around Jupiter and pass closer to the planet than any spacecraft before. First, it must pass the trial of orbit insertion.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/juno/20160615/JPL-20160623-JUNOf-0001-360cc.m4v




America's First Lunar Surveyor Turns 50

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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Surveyor 1 landed on the lunar surface on June 2, 1966, marking humanity's first controlled touchdown on the moon, and the robotic precursor to the Apollo astronaut missions to come.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/surveyor/20160602/JPL-20160601-SURVEYf-0001-360cc.m4v




What's Up - June 2016

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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Find out where to look in the sky this month to find Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and a comet.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20160601/JPL-20160601-WHATSUf-0001-cc-360.m4v




Curiosity Rover Report: Mars Weather Report

Wed, 11 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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After two Martian years, Curiosity is more than a Mars geologist, scientist and explorer. It's a Mars weather reporter, too.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/msl/20160511/JPL-20160511-SERIESf-0001-640cc.m4v




What's Up - May 2016

Mon, 02 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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What's Up for May. Two huge solar system highlights: Mercury transits the sun and Mars is closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20160502/JPL-20160502-WHATSUf-0001-360-CC.m4v




Crazy Engineering: Starshade/Coronagraph

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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Sometimes light just gets in the way. A look at two technologies that block starlight to give telescopes a better view of distant Earth-like planets.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/universe/20160427/JPL-20160426-TECHf-0001-Crazy-Engineering-Starshade_Coronagraph-A-640.m4v




Two Years of NEOWISE Asteroid Data

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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This movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/asteroids/20160405/JPL-20160404-NEOWISEm-0001-Two_Years_of_NEOWISE_Asteroid_Data-A-360.m4v




What's Up - April 2016

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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Jupiter, Mars, the Lyrid meteor shower and 2016's best views of Mercury.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20160401/JPL-20160401-WHATSUf-0001-360-CC.m4v




Mixed-Reality Tech Brings Mars to Earth

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to create "Destination: Mars," a guided tour of Mars using the same Hololens technology that helps scientists plan the Curiosity rover's activities.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/mars/20160330/JPL-20160329-TECHm-0000-DestMars_video-A-640.m4v




Flyby Comet Imaged By Radar

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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Radar data of comet P/2016 BA14 taken over three days (March 21-23, 2016), when the comet was between 2.5 million miles and 2.2 million miles from Earth.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/asteroids/20160330/JPL-20160324-ASTRDSm-0001-Flyby_Comet_Imaged_By_Radar-A-360.m4v




Unveiling Ceres

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed marvelous sights on dwarf planet Ceres during its first year in orbit.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/20160322/JPL-20160302-DAWNp-0001-360-CC.m4v




Magnificent Mars: 10 Years of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has clocked more than a decade of service at the Red Planet and has yielded scientific discoveries and magnificent views of a distant world.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/mro/20160309/JPL-20160309-MROm-0001-Magnificent_Mars-360.m4v







Flight Over Ceres

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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A colorful animation shows a simulated flight over the surface of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/20160129/JPL-20160128-DAWNm-0001-360.m4v




What's Up - February 2016

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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Five morning planets, comet Catalina passes Polaris, and icy Uranus and icy Vesta meet near Valentine's Day.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20160128/JPL-20160201-WHATSUm-0001-360.m4v




What's Up - January 2016

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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What's Up for January? A meteor shower, a binocular comet, and the winter circle of stars!




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20160101/JPL-20160101-WHATSUm-0001-360.m4v




Curiosity Rover Report (Dec. 15, 2015): First Visit to Martian Dunes

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Curiosity performs the first investigation of active sand dunes on another planet. Studying the Bagnold Dunes on Mars will help scientists understand the physics of Martian dunes and how they move.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/msl/20151215/JPL-20151215-MSLm-0000-FirstVisit-to-MartianDunes-640.m4v




Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/20151209/JPL-20151208-DAWNm-0002-360.m4v




Crazy Engineering: CubeSats

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Honey, I shrunk the satellites! Mini-satellites are following in the footsteps of cell phones and computers. CubeSats are small but highly capable of performing a variety of space missions.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/cubesat/20151203/JPL-20150717-TECHm-0001-CrazyEng-Cubesats-A-640.m4v




What's Up - December 2015

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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View Mars this month, and get a preview of great Mars views in 2016, the best since 2005!




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20151201/JPL-20151201-WHATSUm-0001-640.m4v




15 Years of JPL achievements under Director Charles Elachi

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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As we honor the retirement of Director Charles Elachi, we look back at the JPL achievements of the past 15 years.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/people/Elachi-Charles/JPL-20151120-JPLm-0001-Elachi_15yr_retrospective-A-640.m4v




A Breathing Planet, Off Balance

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Earth's land and ocean currently absorb about half of all carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, but it's uncertain whether the planet can keep this up in the future.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/earth/climate/20151112/JPL-20151112-mEarth-0001-A_Breathing_Planet_Off_Balance-640.m4v




What's Up - November 2015

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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See all the phases of the moon this month -- by day and by night!




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20151101/JPL-20151102-mWhatsU-0001-640-cc.m4v




Halloween Asteroid

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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JPL scientist Marina Brozovic explains how radar will be used to study asteroid 2015 TB145 when it safely passes Earth on Oct. 31, 2015.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/asteroids/20151029/JPL-20151029-mAstrds-0001-Halloween_Asteroid-A-640.m4v




Deep Dive into Enceladus' Plume

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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On Oct. 28, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will take the deepest dive ever through the plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/cassini/20151026/JPL-20151026-mCassin1-0001-Enceladus_Flyby_Web_Video-A-640.m4v




What's Up - October 2015

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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To celebrate the 100th episode of What's Up, here's our top ten favorite celestial targets you can view this month.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20151001/JPL-20151001-mWhatsU-0001-640.m4v




Buoyant Rover for Under Ice Exploration

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, a technology that could one day explore oceans under the ice layers of planetary bodies.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/technology/20150922/JPL-20150916-mTech-0001-Buoyant_Rover_for_Under_Ice_Exploration-640.m4v




Circling Occator Crater on Ceres (Silent)

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Black and white and color animations made with new data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft highlight the topography of Occator crater on Ceres.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/20150909/JPL-20150908-mDawn-0001-640.m4v




How to Explore the Surface of a Comet or Asteroid

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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A robot concept called Hedgehog would explore the microgravity environment of comets and asteroids by hopping and rolling around on them.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/technology/20150903/JPL-20150803-mTech-0000-Hedgehog-A-640.m4v




What's Up - September 2015

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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A total eclipse of the Harvest moon, plus planets and the late summer milky way.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20150831/JPL-20150901-mWhatsU-0001-640.m4v




Video: Watching Rising Seas From Space

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Oceanographer Josh Willis from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory narrates this video about the causes of sea level rise.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/earth/oceans/20150826/JPL-20150825-mEarth-0001-Watching_Rising_Seas_From_Space-640.m4v







Crazy Engineering: Gecko Gripper

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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How geckos inspired a new NASA technology that makes things stick to each other in space.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/technology/20150812/JPL-20150811-mTech-0001-CrazyEngineering_Gecko-A-640.m4v




Space Shorts: Could Jupiter's Moon Europa Have an Ocean?

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Jupiter's moon Europa may have an ocean more than twice the size of Earth's oceans combined. Why do scientists think so? Find out in 60 seconds.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/europa/20150810/JPL-20150810-mSpShorts-0001-640.m4v




Tour Weird Ceres: Bright Spots and a Pyramid-Shaped Mountain

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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This video shows a series of animations of dwarf planet Ceres, generated from data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/20150806/JPL-20150805-mDawn-0001-640.m4v




Curiosity Rover Report (August 5, 2015): Three Years on Mars

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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After three action-packed years on Mars, the Curiosity rover is ready to take on higher slopes of Mount Sharp.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/msl/20150803/JPL-20150804-mMSL-0000-640.m4v




Radar Movie of Asteroid 1999 JD6

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Movie made from radar images of asteroid 1999 JD6, obtained on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on its long axis.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/asteroids/20150730/JPL-20150729-pAstrds-0001-640.m4v




What's Up - August 2015

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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What's Up for August. The best Perseid meteor shower in years! And view all the current and former planets this month!




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20150801/JPL-20150801-mWhatsU-0001-640.m4v




Ceres Topographic Globe Animation

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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This animation shows a color-coded map from NASA's Dawn mission revealing the highs and lows of topography on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.




Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/20150728/JPL-20150727-mDawn-0004-640.m4v




Radar Movie of Asteroid 2011 UW158

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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A rock outcrop dubbed "Missoula," near Marias Pass on Mars, is seen in this image mosaic taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager on NASA's Curiosity rover.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/asteroids/20150723/JPL-20150723-pAstrds-0001-640.m4v




Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to fly by Mars and send home close-up images. Find out how the mission changed the way we explore the Red Planet.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/mariner/20150710/JPL-20150709-mMars-0000-5ThingsAboutMariner4-A-640.m4v




Rover's-Eye View of Marathon on Mars

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Road trip! This compilation of images from hazard-avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity between January 2004.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/mer/20150702/JPL-20150702-mMER-0001-640.m4v




What's Up - July 2015

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Take a grand tour of the Milky Way this month - with binoculars!




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/whatsup/20150701/JPL-20150701-mWhatsU-0001-640.m4v




Alien Ocean: NASA's Mission to Europa

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Here's how NASA's mission to Europa would find out.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/jupiter/europa/20150617/JPL-20150615-mEuropa-0001-AlienOcean_ClipperOverview-A-640.m4v




Ride Along with RoboSimian

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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This video shows the robot's-eye view from JPL's RoboSimian on the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals course on June 5, 2015. Video speed is enhanced.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/robotics/20150611/JPL-20150610-mTech-0000RoboSimianDARPAPOV-A-640.m4v




First Interplanetary CubeSat Mission

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Two miniature satellites will be hitching a ride to the Red Planet to get a front row seat for InSight's landing on Mars.




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Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic flyover views of this heavily cratered, mysterious world.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/dawn/20150608/JPL-20150605-pDawn-0001-640.m4v




JPL's RoboSimian Arrives at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Go behind the scenes at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals to see Team RoboSimian getting their robot ready for competition. Time-lapse video shows the set-up of the team garage and robotic hardware.




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Crazy Engineering: RoboSimian Robot

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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RoboSimian, a four-limbed disaster response robot under development at JPL, is ready to compete in the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge on June 5-6, 2015. You go buddy!




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What's Up - June 2015

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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The month starts off with a beautiful close pairing of the moon and Saturn.




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Play video: The Final Act

Thu, 14 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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NASA has found that the last section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is likely to disintegrate before the end of the decade.




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What is a Dwarf Planet?

Tue, 12 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Dwarf planets are a lot like regular planets. What's the big difference? Find out in 60 seconds.




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Curiosity Rover Report: Rover Road Trip

Fri, 08 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Getting a head start on summer, Curiosity is planning a road trip to Logan's Pass on Mars. Just like Earthlings, the rover relies on a highway map and takes scenic detours along the way.




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NASA's SMAP Satellite Monitors Texas Drought and Flood

Wed, 06 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite gives Texas water agencies critical information for managing the lone star state's limited water.




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What's Up - May 2015

Fri, 01 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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Venus and Mercury grace the west-northwest sky an hour past sunset and the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn rule the sky this month.




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Crazy Engineering: The Camera that Fixed Hubble

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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When the first images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope were too blurry, JPL scientists and engineers devised a genius fix: a camera with corrective vision.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/wfpc/20150423/JPL-20150422-mCrazEng-0000-Ep3_WFPC2-A-640.m4v




JPL Runners Celebrate Mars Marathon

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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JPLers pounded the pavement in celebration of a Mars marathon milestone. Opportunity rover took 11 years and 2 months to clock 26.2 miles. The team's time was considerably less.




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What's Up - April 2015

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT

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A total lunar eclipse that takes place on the night of a full moon and, later this month, the Lyrid meteor shower.




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What's Up - March 2015

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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A total solar eclipse in the North Atlantic and tips to prepare for the next U.S. eclipse.




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Destination Dwarf Planet: The Dawn Mission Nears Ceres

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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On March 6, the Dawn spacecraft will slip into orbit around Ceres, a dwarf planet located in the main asteroid belt.




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Destination Dwarf Planet: Dawn Approaches Ceres

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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NASA's Dawn mission will be the first to explore a dwarf planet on March 6, 2015. This video details the spacecraft's approach and orbit insertion.




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Soil Moisture Mapper Antenna Deploys

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the SMAP team at the moment of spacecraft antenna deployment, Feb. 24, 2015.




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Reflections on the Pale Blue Dot

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan's co-author and widow, reflects on the meaning of Voyager's "pale blue dot" image of Earth.




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Curiosity Rover Report: Rover Walkabout

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Curiosity wraps up an investigation at Pink Cliffs while trying out a style of exploration used by geologists on Earth called "the walkabout."




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NASA Launches Soil Moisture Mapper

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Highlights from launch, separation and solar array deployment of the SMAP spacecraft.




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What's Up - February 2015

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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See planetary pairs grace the sky in time for Valentine's Day and Jupiter's moons perform a celestial ballet.




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Technical Origami

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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How do you develop the largest spinning antenna ever used on a NASA satellite? Testing, testing. . . .




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Asteroid 2004 BL86 Has a Small Moon

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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This movie of asteroid 2004 BL86 was generated from data collected by NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, on Jan. 26, 2015. Twenty individual images were used.




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11 Years and Counting: Opportunity on Mars

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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View the many unique areas that the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity traveled during its 11 year historic journey.




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Crazy Engineering: Mars Helicopter

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could 'scout' a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky.




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Found: Mars Orbiter Locates Beagle 2 Lander

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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The Beagle 2 Lander, built by the United Kingdom, has been thought lost on Mars since Dec. 25, 2003, but has now been found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.




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One Year of NEOWISE Observations Mapped

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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This movie shows the progression of NASA's NEOWISE survey in the year after its Dec. 2013 restart. Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/wise/20150115/neowise20150114-640.m4v




Approaching Titan a Billion Times Closer

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Drop into Titan with the Huygens probe in this video made using data from Cassini and ESA's historic mission.




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What's Up - January 2015

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

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Jupiter's moons are putting on an amazing show this month. The orbital path of the moons is tilting edge-ON to the Earth and the sun.




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Crazy Engineering: Ion Propulsion for the Dawn Mission

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

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Ion propulsion isn't something found only in science fiction. Ion engines are a real deal and drive NASA's Dawn spacecraft, en route to dwarf planet Ceres. Big things do come in small packages.




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Gecko Grippers Tested in Microgravity

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

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Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are working on adhesive gripping tools, which were inspired by the way that geckos are able to cling to surfaces.




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Voyager Experiences Three 'Tsunami Waves' in Interstellar Space

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

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The Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced three "tsunami waves" in interstellar space. Listen to how these waves cause surrounding ionized matter to ring like a bell.




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The Making of Mount Sharp

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

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How a Martian mountain came to be: the story behind Curiosity's current location on Mars.




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What's Up - December 2014

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

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The December Geminids and Ursids offer up two more chances to see meteor showers this year. Plus, there are two comets to try for through telescopes.




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Europa: Ocean World

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT

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Scientists think there is an ocean within Jupiter's moon Europa.




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Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT

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This extreme oasis of life deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to life on other planetary bodies, including Jupiter's moon Europa.




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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.m4v/www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/jupiter/europa/20141121/shrimp20141121-640.m4v