Planet mars For centuries, astronomers have wished to uncover the mysteries of Mars. NASA sent Viking out to photograph the red planet in 1975. The pictures revealed volcanoes and frozen Polar Regions not unlike those on our own planet. But there's more. You'll see Mars's surface like you've never seen it before. And you'll learn more about how Mars has evolved which is valuable in measuring Earth's evolution. Watch this exciting video and get closer to a neighbor. Closer to planet Mars.
Moon Old and New Fairy-tales and fiction have surrounded the moon's existence for centuries. Thanks to America's Space Program and the Apollo missions landing on the lunar surface, the entire world is closer to the heavens, and understanding the history of our Earth. This video reviews the breakthroughs lunar soil samples have revealed. Rocks from the beginning of our solar system are providing greater clues to Earth's age and origin, as we get new looks at the moon.
Jupiter Odyssey At one million miles a day, Pioneer 10 soared through the solar system to take the first photos of Jupiter. On its journey, beautiful pictures of Mars were taken, and sensitive weather information was sent back to Earth. This film explores the questions answered about the Giant Jupiter, and the new questions raised. The largest planet in our solar system, larger than all the other planets combined, is a volatile giant of storms and gases. Watch and learn more about our neighbor planet, and Pioneer's voyage beyond.
Mercury Exploration of a Planet See the exciting theory on the beginning of our solar system. Watch Mariner 10 close in on Venus and Mercury for views scientists have always hoped to see. It's the story of exploring our two neighbors nearest the Sun, and a terrific animated and photographic display of these planets. Dr. Bruce C Murray comments on the mission and the new questions that have developed concerning the history of Mercury. Watch and you'll get a glimpse of two worlds not completely unlike our own.