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The Mars 2020 mission will begin with July 30th’s launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:50 a.m. EDT.
Explore the challenges and constraints of making reusable rockets in this video from NOVA Rise of the Rockets.
Learn about the forces involved in launching rockets and the fuel used to generate them in this media gallery from NOVA Rise of the Rockets.
Learn about the history of Pluto’s classification as a planet and the discovery of other Kuiper belt objects in this video from NOVA Pluto and Beyond.
Learn what the Voyager probe revealed about Uranus’ ring system and what might explain the planet’s unique sideways orientation, backward spin, and extremely cold temperatures in this video from NOVA The Planets: Ice Worlds.
Learn about geological activity on Triton, a moon of Neptune, in this video from NOVA The Planets: Ice Worlds.
Learn why scientists from NASA’s Cassini mission now believe that Saturn’s rings are much younger than previously thought—and understand the role that gravity may have played in creating them—in this media gallery from NOVA The Planets: Saturn.
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