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Bill Nye Explains the Earth Fly By (Presented by NASA's Mission Juno)

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Published on Oct 8, 2013

In this episode of the groundbreaking web-series Why With Nye, legendary educator Bill Nye gives you the inside scoop on NASA Juno's historic Earth Fly By. On October 9th 2013 the Juno spacecraft will re-enter Earth's orbit, and use the Earth's gravity to sling shot it all the way to Jupiter. Watch as Nye uses his trademark wit and charm to breathe life into the science behind this unprecedented event.

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Why With Nye is a multi-part exclusive web-series featuring legendary educator and entertainer Bill Nye. In this series, Nye will demystify the cutting edge science behind NASA's groundbreaking Juno mission to Jupiter. Watch Nye bring the Juno mission to life with his signature blend of props, performance, and solid scientific know how.

Each episode of Why With Nye will focus on a different aspect of the Juno mission. Nye will explore all sides of the mission, from defending against deadly planetary radiation belts, to mapping Jupiter's mysterious interior. In each episode a prop filled "desktop demonstration" will explain the scientific principles at play.

Juno is a NASA New Frontiers mission to the planet Jupiter. The multi year mission will place a spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter, and will study Jupiter's gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere. The Juno mission will help to answer questions such as: how did Jupiter form? Does it have a core? How much water does it have? Answering these questions is the key to understanding how our solar system, and ultimately our home planet Earth formed.

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