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Space Science

10th Planet

10th Planet
Running time: 5:27
A stunning discovery at the far reaches of our solar system raises questions about what makes a planet a planet.
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Asteroid

Asteroid
Running time: 12:11
Will a doomsday rock the size of the Rose Bowl hit Earth in 2036?
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Dark Matter

Dark Matter
Running time: 13:50
Turns out most of the universe is held together by a mysterious, invisible substance.
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Fastest Glacier

Fastest Glacier
Running time: 7:07
A glacier moving way too fast reveals how unpredictable the effects of global warming can be.
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Hurricanes

Hurricanes
Running time: 11:55
Learn about the potential impact a strong hurricane could have on New Orleans and see how satellite technology may help scientists better forecast hurricane intensity.
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Lightning

Lightning
Running time: 9:08
Experts still aren't sure what triggers it, but they suspect cosmic rays from outer space.
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Maya

Maya
Running time: 13:38
NASA archeologists use satellites to pinpoint ancient ruins buried deep in the jungle.
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Saving Hubble

Saving Hubble
Running time: 13:01
Two teams of spacewalkers take on the risky mission of reviving the ailing Space Telescope.
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The Search for ET

The Search for ET
Running time: 11:26
Astronomers have their radio telescopes tuned to receive signals from alien worlds. But is anybody out there?
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Space Elevator

Space Elevator
Running time: 11:44
Can we build a 22,000-mile-high cable to transport cargo and people into space?
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Space Storms

Space Storms
Running time: 9:52
Behind the dazzling display of the aurora borealis are space storms that could turn the lights off here on Earth.
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Stronger Hurricanes

Stronger Hurricanes
Running time: 6:12
Is global warming making hurricanes more intense?
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