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Since manned space exploration was launched some four decades ago, scientists have made unprecedented discoveries about the planets that circle our sun. Segments cover space telescopes, new findings about the solar system, and the inner workings of the sun.
- UP CLOSE AND FAR AWAY: Explains how space telescopes use the light of distant objects to form clear images that are not affected by the Earth's atmospheric distortion.
- OUR SOLAR SYSTEM: Takes students on a journey of new discoveries from the moon to Mars, from Mercury to Pluto.
- INSIDE THE SUN: Shows what goes on inside Earth's nearest star, including massive solar radiation.