The Final Descent of NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Captured in High Resolution

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A few weeks back, we showed you the first grainy footage of NASA’s rover, Curiosity, landing on the dusty surface of Mars. And we promised to follow up with higher res footage when it became available. Well, it’s now online and on display above.

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What If Everyone Jumped at Once? What Color is a Mirror? Big Questions Answered in Viral Videos

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Michael Stevens knows something about viral videos. Yes, he’s a Googler who works on Programming Strategy at YouTube. That gives him some professional bona fides. But he also rolls up his sleeves and produces his own wildly popular videos under the Vsauce banner.

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What Would It Be Like to Fly Through the Universe?

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Of course, the question has crossed your mind, at least once: What would it be like to fly through the universe? Now you can find out.
According to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day website, the clip above offers perhaps the best simulation yet.

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Watch Astronaut Don Pettit Conduct Cool Experiments Aboard the International Space Station

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Astronaut Don Pettit is a chemical engineer by training, and he is a man who loves his work. The video above, produced as part of a series called “Science off the Sphere,” shows an experiment conducted aboard the International Space Station. In it, Pettit demonstrates the way a water bubble reacts to puffs of air in microgravity.

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Carl Sagan Presents Six Lectures on Earth, Mars & Our Solar System … For Kids (1977)

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The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children – it’s a tradition that began back in 1825 when the inventor Michael Faraday organized an annual lecture series for kids, hoping to instill in a younger generation a love for science. Almost two centuries later, the tradition continues.

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Video: The Minutes Before & After the Landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover

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NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, landed just minutes ago. If you didn’t catch the action live online, you can watch a screen capture of the moments before and after the landing.

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The Benefits of Being Awestruck

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In December 1972, astronauts aboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft snapped a photograph of our Earth from an altitude of 45,000 kilometres. The photograph, known as “The Big Blue Marble,” let everyone see their planet fully illuminated for the first time.

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The Science of the Olympic Flame; Ancient Style Meets Modern Technology

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For all the recent scandal and the trauma of past Games, the Olympics remain a pageant of grandeur and glory, and there is no greater symbol of its ideals than the Olympic Flame. The video above, from the Ontario Science Centre, explains the evolving technology that keeps the flame burning from its lighting to the closing ceremonies.

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Sally Ride Warns Against Global Warming; Wonders If Technology Can Save Us From Ourselves

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As everyone surely knows by now, Sally Ride died this past Monday at age 61 from pancreatic cancer. An astronaut, physics professor at the University of California, and benefactor of young students, Ride dedicated her life to science education.

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NASA’s Van Gogh Sun

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Late last year, NASA released Perpetual Ocean, a remarkable three minute, Van Gogh-like video showing ocean currents swirling around the globe between June 2005 and December 2007.

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