• The Environmental sample processor (ESP) is an automated molecular biology laboratory. Floating in the open ocean or moored in the deep sea, it can detect microbes and other tiny living organisms using their genetic material. For more information on the “Deep-ESP”, visit: http://www.mbari.org/topics/technology/tech-instruments.htm#esp

  • Credit: National Geographic Channel
    National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Sereno uncovers new species of crocs that lived in the Sahara 100 million years ago.

  • Astronomers report the discovery of more than 30 new exoplanets. Credit: ESO Acknowledgements: Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Cinematography: Peter Rixner. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Henri Boffin and Adam Hadhazy. Host: Dr. J. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: John Dyson from the CD darklight and movetwo. Footage and photos: ESO. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

  • Prior to the LCROSS impact with the moon, CNN’s Bill Tucker reports on the mission’s goals and how ‘bombing’ the moon will help future lunar explorers.