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Rosetta and Philae – Fabulous fables and tales of tails

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Rosetta and  Philae – Fabulous fables and tales of tails Copyrighted image Credit: European Space Agency/ESA New content
Updated 14 Oct 2014
On the 12th November 2014, Rosetta's Philae lander will attempt to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. We take a look at the history of comets.

Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments

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Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University New content
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 06 Oct 2014
Recreate an avalanche, dust storm, flood or tornado in the comfort of your own home by watching these short videos investigating extreme weather.

Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Tornadoes

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2014
Simulate a tornado by watching this short instructional video and understand how this violent whirldwind forms.

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Galaxies, stars and planets

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is a general introduction to galaxies, stars and planets, including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small; orbits...

The Moon

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Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon has long been an object of fascination and speculation. This unit...

Describing motion along a line

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Motion is vital to life, and to science. This unit will help you to understand why classical motion is probably the most fundamental part of...

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 900 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...