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Without a Net, directed by Rory Kennedy, is a documentary that explores the digital divide faced by students around the country who severely lack the educational technology, resources and opportunities that are abundant in other schools. Join narrator Jamie Foxx to learn more about the students, teachers, parents and policy experts at the front lines of this problem.
Premieres September 26th at 10/9c on National Geographic.
How far can we push the human body? Can we break the 2-hour marathon barrier? We’ll find out tonight at 8/7c on #Breaking2.
We're pushing the limits of what the human body is capable of. Watch as elite athletes from around the globe compete to break the perhaps impossible 2-hour marathon barrier on #Breaking2, tomorrow at 8/7c. #Sponsored@nike
Explore the power of human potential. Can humans break the 2-hour marathon? Find out on #Breaking2, this Wednesday at 8/7c.
Thank you to all those who rooted for us! We are so proud of our casts and crews! #Emmys2017
View some of Cassini’s final photos that it beamed back before burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere this morning.
Before it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, NASA’s venerable Cassini spacecraft took one final glimpse at the system it had studied closely since July 2004. This photo shows hints of the planet’s iconic rings, as well as the six-sided jet stream that fringes its north pole.
On September 13, Cassini snuck a final look at Saturn’s moon Titan. During its mission, the probe peered through the moon’s thick atmosphere, spotting rivers and lakes fed by rainfall—but Titan is so cold, these liquids are hydrocarbons instead of water.
Cassini also bade farewell to Saturn’s moon Enceladus, seen here setting behind the giant planet. Cassini showed us that underneath the moon’s icy crust, there’s a vast ocean with the right conditions to potentially host life as we know it.
The spacecraft also gazed at Saturn’s rings and the tiny moons within them. In 2005, Cassini discovered Daphnis, the 2.4-mile-wide moon that continually carves out this rippled gap in Saturn’s A ring.
Late on September 14, Cassini took its final photo: a swath of Saturn’s atmosphere, lit by sunlight reflected off the planet’s glittering rings. Hours later, the spacecraft met its fiery fate in these swirls—marking the end of an extraordinary voyage.
To learn more about Cassini’s legacy and learnings, tune in to Mission Saturn tonight at 9/8c.
Photo captions by Michael Greshko from @natgeo.
Breaking2 is a scientific journey to discover what human beings are capable of.
Watch the premiere event September 20th at 8/7c. #Breaking2#Sponsored@nike
The State is an important drama about one of the most pressing issues confronting the world today – why some young people are drawn to support the extremist version of Islam put forward by ISIS and what life is like for those who leave Britain in particular to join ISIS.
Watch the two-night premiere this Monday and Tuesday on National Geographic.
We're in Toronto for the world premiere of #Jane. Follow along on our IG Story.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.
We're just one month away from the end of Cassini's 20 year long mission of studying Saturn and its moons.
Watch our special, Mission Saturn, on September 15th to celebrate this spacecraft's journey!
See how one couple is #ChasingGenius by working to replace more asphalt with solar cells—and possibly linking the panels up with driverless cars.
Share your ideas with us today for a chance to win $25,000 toward making it a reality. http://www.natgeochasinggenius.com/ #chasinggenius
At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own.
Your idea could be a spark of genius!
Share your ideas with us by July 31st for a chance to win $25,000 toward making it a reality. http://www.natgeochasinggenius.com/ #chasinggenius