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2:27pm

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: A Lyrical, Beautiful View Of Saturn And Jupiter

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 2:34 pm

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NASA

From time to time we point to pictures released by NASA of our world outside our planet. But it's always nice when someone takes those raw, disparate images and puts them into some kind of narrative.

Sander van den Berg has taken images of Saturn and Jupiter from the Cassini and Voyager missions and made this stunningly beautiful video:

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3:14pm

Tue April 24, 2012
Space

Tech Entrepreneurs Bet Big On Asteroid Mining

Originally published on Tue April 24, 2012 3:37 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Today, a group of entrepreneurs unveiled a new company that aims to mine precious metals and other resources from asteroids. The idea of exploiting the natural resources on asteroids has been around for more than a century, and this is not the first company to lay out such grand plans.

But as NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports, this one does have the financial backing of some big names in high tech.

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1:00pm

Sat November 26, 2011
Space

Cruising To Mars: The Rover's Tasks

NASA launched the Mars Science Laboratory from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday. The MSL is five times heavier than the rovers currently on Mars and has twice as many scientific instruments. It will take nine months for the spacecraft to reach the Red Planet, and there's plenty of things for it to do before then.

12:26pm

Wed August 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Stay On Target: NASA's Rover Reaches Huge Crater On Mars

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A portion of the west rim of Endeavour crater sweeps southward in this view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. NASA adjusted the colors in this image. Fans of the film Capricorn One may want to see the original orange-tinted image.
NASA

You may not have realized it, but a piece of U.S. property was recently driving around on the surface of Mars. Tens of millions of miles away from the debt crisis, the heat wave and other big events of the summer, NASA's rover Opportunity just completed a 13-mile trip to allow scientists to examine a Martian crater.

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