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Three Hot Topics at NASA

November 7, 2008

In this NASA eClips video discover three hot topics NASA is currently working on. The Cassini-Huygens is a spacecraft NASA sent to check out Saturn and Saturns moons. Find out what discoveries have been made based on photos from this mission. Another hot topic is SOFIA, or Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a modified Boeing 757 that holds a telescope that uses infrared technology. This enables the telescope to capture infrared light. Lastly, learn about the new space shuttle that NASA will be using in the next decade. NASA will be retiring the space shuttle and instead, will be using the ORION. Find out how the ORION differes from the current space shuttle.

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