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  • The Perseid meteor shower 2017 Creative commons image Icon Brocken Inaglory (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons under CC-BY-SA-3.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    The Perseid meteor shower 2017

    The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak this year on the nights of 11th-13th August. Find out more about meteors,...

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Aug 2017

  • The Perseid meteor shower 2017

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    The Perseid meteor shower 2017 Creative commons image Icon Brocken Inaglory (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons under CC-BY-SA-3.0 licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Aug 2017
    The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak this year on the nights of 11th-13th August. Find out more about meteors, Perseus and what meteors have to do with...
  • What do volcanoes tell us about the possibility of life on Mars? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/USGS/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G Neukum)

    What do volcanoes tell us about the possibility of life on Mars?

    By Professor David Rothery

    Discoveries of volcanoes on the surface of the Red Planet suggests that life could once have been supported there....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • What do volcanoes tell us about the possibility of life on Mars?

    What do volcanoes tell us about the possibility of life on Mars? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/USGS/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G Neukum)
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    Discoveries of volcanoes on the surface of the Red Planet suggests that life could once have been supported there. Dave Rothery explains how.
  • How can you tell if a signal from space is an alien communication? Creative commons image Icon Jinterwas under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How can you tell if a signal from space is an alien communication?

    By Professor Andrew Norton

    Humanity scans the skies, hoping to hear from other intelligent species. But how can you be sure you've tuned in to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • How can you tell if a signal from space is an alien communication?

    How can you tell if a signal from space is an alien communication? Creative commons image Icon Jinterwas under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    Humanity scans the skies, hoping to hear from other intelligent species. But how can you be sure you've tuned in to aliens and not just got interference?...
  • How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space? Creative commons image Icon NASA Goodard Space Flight Center under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space?

    By Professor David Rothery

    For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jul 2017

  • How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space?

    How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space? Creative commons image Icon NASA Goodard Space Flight Center under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jul 2017
    For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave Rothery suggests we might need to relax...
  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    By Sir Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Jul 2017

  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2017
    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, here's Newton's original...
  • Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Mreco99 | Dreamstime.com

    Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

    By Professor Andrew Norton

    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 May 2017

  • Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

    Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Mreco99 | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!
  • Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Star Wars: The Course Awakens

    By The OpenLearn team

    May the fourth be with you! You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 May 2017

  • Star Wars: The Course Awakens

    Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 04 May 2017
    May the fourth be with you! You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your curiosity and...
  • Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA /JPL

    Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out?

    By Professor David Rothery

    The Cassini spacecraft has had a look at Saturn's moon, and it could be perfect for life to form there. Dave Rothery...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out?

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    Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA /JPL
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    The Cassini spacecraft has had a look at Saturn's moon, and it could be perfect for life to form there. Dave Rothery reckons we need a closer look.
  • The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Beginning and End of the Universe

    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.

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    18 Apr 2017

  • The Beginning and End of the Universe

    The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 18 Apr 2017
    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.
  • What do we know about the seven Earth-like planets?

    By Professor David Rothery

    Yesterday, space scientists announced the discovery of a star that is being orbited by seven Earth-like planets. Here...

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    5 mins

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    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2017

  • What do we know about the seven Earth-like planets?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Yesterday, space scientists announced the discovery of a star that is being orbited by seven Earth-like planets. Here's Dave Rothery with what you need to...