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Juno: Why With Nye

Why With Nye is a multi-part exclusive web-series featuring legendary educator and entertainer Bill Nye. In this series, Nye will demystify the cutting edge science behind NASA's groundbreaking Juno mission to Jupiter. Watch Nye bring the Juno mission to life with his signature blend of props, performance, and solid scientific know how.

Each episode of Why With Nye will focus on a different aspect of the Juno mission. Nye will explore all sides of the mission, from defending against deadly planetary radiation belts, to mapping Jupiter's mysterious interior. In each episode a prop filled "desktop demonstration" will explain the scientific principles at play.

Juno is a NASA New Frontiers mission to the planet Jupiter. The multi year mission will place a spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter, and will study Jupiter's gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere. The Juno mission will help to answer questions such as: how did Jupiter form? Does it have a core? How much water does it have? Answering these questions is the key to understanding how our solar system, and ultimately our home planet Earth formed.

Episode 01: Bill Nye Explains the Earth Fly By

October 08, 2013 • 2:57

On October 9th 2013 the Juno spacecraft will re-enter Earth's orbit, and use the Earth's gravity to sling shot it all the way to Jupiter. Watch as Nye uses his trademark wit and charm to breathe life into the science behind this unprecedented event.

Episode 02: Bill Nye's Solar Powered Spacecraft

October 08, 2013 • 3:08

Watch as acclaimed educator, engineer, and certified Geek God Bill Nye shows you how NASA's Juno spacecraft will use the power of the sun to keep the juice running during its long journey to Jupiter.

Episode 03: Bill Nye Asks Does Jupiter Have A Core?

October 08, 2013 • 3:12

Watch as Nye shows you how NASA's Juno spacecraft will use a combination of cutting edge technology and the good old Doppler effect to take a peek deep inside Jupiter.

Episode 04: Bill Nye and Jupiter's Super Storm

October 10, 2013 • 2:19

The NASA Juno mission hopes to reveal many of the secrets of the Great Red Spot. Watch as legendary entertainer and educator Bill Nye goes deep inside The Great Red Spot.

Episode 05: Bill Nye: Is Jupiter Like A Piece Of The Sun?

October 10, 2013 • 1:42

Bill Nye takes a look at the similarities and differences between Jupiter and the Sun. Is Jupiter really like a piece of the Sun? Watch Nye shed some light on this tricky conundrum.

Episode 06: Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in Space

October 14, 2013 • 2:21

In the vast reaches of Space, being of course by even a single degree can have catastrophic result. Watch Nye reveal the science behind interplanetary navigation.

Episode 07: Bill Nye Searches For Water On Jupiter

October 15, 2013 • 2:28

Bill Nye asks the question: how wet is Jupiter? Watch Nye use a toaster oven, a microwave, and a bike pump to explain how Mission Juno will find out how much water is in Jupiter.

Episode 08: The Deadliest Radiation in the Solar System

October 16, 2013 • 2:03

Bill Nye takes on Jupiter's deadly radiation. Jupiter produces the radiation equivalent of 100 million x-rays. Watch Nye show you how NASA will protect the instruments on the Juno spacecraft from this incredibly hostile environment.

Episode 09: Bill Nye Explains Why Jupiter is Like a Blender

October 17, 2013 • 3:22

Bill Nye explains how Jupiter helped spread the building blocks of life around the Solar System. Watch Nye demonstrate the scientific principles behind Jupiter's role in the formation of our Solar System.

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