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VideoAug 2005

Mars exploration

Confounded by Martians

AnimationMay 2012

Measuring the Universe

(4:16) Video from free exhibition at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, to mark the 'transit of Venus'.


VideoMar 2014

A sudden multiplication of planets

(3:30) Researchers using the Kepler Space Telescope have confirmed 715 new worlds, almost quadrupling the number of planets previously confirmed.

VideoFeb 2015

5 years of sun

(4:36) NASA's SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) provides detailed images of the sun 24 hours a day.

VideoSep 2015

NASA discovers liquid water on Mars

(5:01) September 28, 2014: NASA announces that there is occasionally flowing, liquid, salty water on the surface of Mars.

VideoOct 2016

Why should we go to Mars?

(3:09) Because we haven't done it before.

VideoMar 2017

How to get to Mars in only 20 minutes

(4:17) Forget fancy rockets, the future of long-distance space travel could be on a light beam.

VideoNov 2018

What will NASA's InSight do on Mars?

(8:35) NASA'a InSight mission will land on Mars on November 26, 2018.

VideoJan 2020

CNET | Meet the Mars 2020 rover launching this year

(4:52) Visit to the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to check out the Mars 2020 rover - set to launch summer 2020.

VideoJul 2009

Mining helium-3 on the Moon

Helium-3 is a very rare gas with the potential to fuel clean nuclear fusion power plants. Christopher Barnatt explains the physics, space exploration and global politics that may be involved in mining the Moon for helium-3. Nominated by AstroBoy