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NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Outer Planets

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July 16, 2013
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Dr. Jim Garvin: The next wave of discovery and beyond Mars was the outer planets. Lindley Johnson: Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 were, you know, the first two spacecraft to actually cross the asteroid belt. Dr. James Green: Our first foray into the outer planets. Dr. Jim Garvin: We were able to go and see these gas giant worlds for the first time by actually being there. What the mission did was not solve all the questions. What it did was, it raised the right ones to ask next.


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