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NASA eClips™: Three Hot Topics at NASA
February 2, 2012

Target: Grades 9-12

Length: 6 minutes 14 seconds

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In this NASA eClips video, discover three hot topics NASA is currently developing. The Cassini-Huygens is a spacecraft NASA sent to check out Saturn and Saturn's moons. Find out what discoveries have been made based on photos from this mission. Another hot topic is Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, a modified Boeing 757 that holds an infrared telescope. This enables the telescope to capture infrared light. Finally, learn about the new space vehicle NASA will be using in the next decade. NASA has retired the space shuttle and will launch ORION. Find out how the ORION differs from the space shuttle.
 

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