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  • OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe...

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    25 mins

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    13 Dec 2017

  • OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

    OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 13 Dec 2017
    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe, our planet - and the depths of London,...
  • Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Hans

    Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon?

    The President has instructed NASA to build a camp on the Moon. It might be a better idea than trying to get straight...

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    5 mins

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    13 Dec 2017

  • Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon?

    Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Hans New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Dec 2017
    The President has instructed NASA to build a camp on the Moon. It might be a better idea than trying to get straight to Mars, as this New Scientist short,...
  • Finding creativity in orbit? Creative commons image Icon FCUK by DJWhelan under CC-BY-NC-ND licence; LHC by TobTob under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Finding creativity in orbit?

    By The OpenLearn team, Professor John Zarnecki

    Has space tourist Trevor Beattie got it wrong by suggesting that it's time to send creative people to space?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2017

  • Finding creativity in orbit?

    Finding creativity in orbit? Creative commons image Icon FCUK by DJWhelan under CC-BY-NC-ND licence; LHC by TobTob under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Has space tourist Trevor Beattie got it wrong by suggesting that it's time to send creative people to space?
  • What does clay tell us about the possibility of life on Mars? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Dec 2017

  • What does clay tell us about the possibility of life on Mars?

    What does clay tell us about the possibility of life on Mars? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Dec 2017
    Dave Rotherey explains the implications of new research into the clay surface of Mars.
  • Star Wars: The Class Jedi Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Star Wars: The Class Jedi

    By The OpenLearn team

    You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Dec 2017

  • Star Wars: The Class Jedi

    Star Wars: The Class Jedi Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 05 Dec 2017
    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 explore now.
  • Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal? Creative commons image Icon National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Oct 2017

  • Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal?

    Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal? Creative commons image Icon National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Oct 2017
    Scientists have detected gravitational waves by the violent collision of two huge stars weighing more than the sun and more than 100m light years...
  • Exploring comets: A short introduction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    Exploring comets: A short introduction

    By Professor David Rothery

    As Rosetta brings us more knowledge of what comets are, Dave Rothery celebrates a growing understanding of these...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Oct 2017

  • Exploring comets: A short introduction

    Exploring comets: A short introduction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    As Rosetta brings us more knowledge of what comets are, Dave Rothery celebrates a growing understanding of these hurtling space rocks.
  • As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Sep 2017

  • As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission

    As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    What Cassini taught us about Saturn's moons is a start. We look back at its amazing journey, and Monica Grady argues we should now be thinking about sending...
  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2017

  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan)

    The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
  • The Search for a New Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Search for a New Earth

    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 

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    11 Sep 2017

  • The Search for a New Earth

    The Search for a New Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 11 Sep 2017
    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we?