How do spacecraft like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter “talk” back and forth with engineers on Earth? A network of huge satellite dishes, operating on three continents, maintains communications with more than 40 spacecraft.
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Lightning crackles on Saturn, Stardust returns cometary particles to Earth, scientists discuss the latest news from Mars. These topics and more are part of our growing podcast library.
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