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The Pivotal Discovery You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Karl Battams • August 29, 2014 • 5

Karl Battams highlights the historic discovery, by an Air Force satellite, of a sungrazing comet.

The Rise and Fall (and Rise and Fall) of Planetary Exploration Funding

Jason Callahan • August 29, 2014 • 5

NASA has explored the solar system since the 1960s, but it has rarely been the top priority for the space agency. Jason Callahan breaks down how planetary science has been funded over the years within NASA's larger budget.

The Birth of the Modern Universe

Amir Alexander • August 29, 2014 • 1

Amir Alexander reviews Alan Hirshfeld's newest book, "Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe."

The Competition for Dollars

Jason Callahan • August 27, 2014 • 12

We all know NASA needs more money to achieve its goals. But competition for money is intense within the U.S. federal government, and two trends have made it harder for NASA to get what it needs.

Watch "Lunar Bridgehead," a Wonderfully Campy 1964 Film about Ranger 7

Jason Davis • August 01, 2014 • 8

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a 1964 documentary on Ranger 7 in honor of the spacecraft's fiftieth anniversary.

Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight By Jay Barbree

Mat Kaplan • July 27, 2014 • 1

Mat Kaplan reviews a wonderful new biography on Neil Armstrong, written with the support of Armstrong and many of the other pioneering astronauts.

Of Rings and Resolution

Bill Dunford • June 23, 2014 • 3

Seeing Saturn before and after Cassini.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 13: Galaxies, the Universe, Life

Bruce Betts • May 08, 2014 • 1

Discover the Universe including the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, galaxies, life and more in this video of class 13 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 12: The Sun and Stars

Bruce Betts • May 01, 2014

Explore the physical characteristics and inner workings of the Sun and then learn all about Stars and Stellar Evolution in this video of class 12 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 10: Trans Neptunian Objects including Pluto, KBOs, Comets

Bruce Betts • April 18, 2014

Explore the worlds beyond Neptune including Pluto, Kuiper Belt Objects and comets in this video of class 10 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.

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