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Learn more about the new mission to Mars! The Mars Phoenix Lander touched down on the Red Planet on Sunday, May 25, 2008, and began collecting data. Phoenix is designed to study the history of water and search for complex organic molecules in the Martian arctic's ice-rich soil. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he walks us through the mission and shows us the first pictures that the Phoenix Lander sends back!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: May 28, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science
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00:46:28
After a week of analyzing the data from the Huygens probe, do scientists think of Titan differently? What were the unexpected findings? Which hypotheses were wrong? Which were correct? Join us as we talk to mission scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and get the latest on this enigmatic moon.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: January 22, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:31:54
After yesterday's historic mission to the surface of Titan, what happens next? What do the new pictures of Saturn's largest moon tell us, and what does it mean for our understanding of earth?

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: January 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:28:55
After its long journey to Saturn's largest moon, Titan, the Huygens probe is released from the Cassini spacecraft. The Huygens probe completes its descent to Titan, capturing hundreds of images on its way. Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he gives us background on this incredible mission and sets the stage for the first close-up images of this mysterious moon.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
12:26:40
Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as we receive the first images of Titan, Jupiter's largest moon, from the European Space Agency headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. The Huygens probe, released from the Cassini spacecraft, descended to Titan and captured hundreds of images of this mysterious moon.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:28:53
Paul Doherty and Ron Hipschman discuss the clouds and atmosphere of Saturn. Learn how to make a cloud in your kitchen or an atmosphere in a soda bottle!

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: October 15, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:27:05
Paul Doherty and Ron Hipschman discuss some of Saturn's interesting history.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, History
Running Time:
00:18:43
Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Weygren discuss the most intriguing moon in the Solar System, Titan. Titan is veiled in a mysterious, dense, foggy atmosphere.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: July 16, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:19:05
Join Exploratorium scientist Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Wegryn as they discuss the rings of Saturn and show new images from Cassini.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: July 9, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:17:32
Look at new images from the moon Phoebe with Exploratorium scientist Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Wegryn of Cassiniís VIMS project.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: July 2, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science