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  • 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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    17 Oct 2017

  • Exploring comets: A short introduction

    Exploring comets: A short introduction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain New content
    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.
  • 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

    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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    10 Oct 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 Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 10 Oct 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.
  • 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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    18 Sep 2017

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

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    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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    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? 
  • The 21st Century Race for Space Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Beard ©Sundog Pictures

    The 21st Century Race for Space

    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.

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    07 Sep 2017

  • The 21st Century Race for Space

    The 21st Century Race for Space Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Beard ©Sundog Pictures
    Introductory level Updated 07 Sep 2017
    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.
  • What happens to the human body in space? Creative commons image Icon The Open Univeristy under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What happens to the human body in space?

    By The OpenLearn team

    It’s been a year since Tim Peake returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). But what happens...

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    30 Aug 2017

  • What happens to the human body in space?

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    What happens to the human body in space? Creative commons image Icon The Open Univeristy under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    It’s been a year since Tim Peake returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). But what happens to astronauts' bodies as a result...
  • How space exploration has given us better weather predictions Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How space exploration has given us better weather predictions

    What has putting astronauts and robots into space done for us back on Earth? Check out our short comic on ...

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    30 Aug 2017

  • How space exploration has given us better weather predictions

    How space exploration has given us better weather predictions Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    What has putting astronauts and robots into space done for us back on Earth? Check out our short comic on weather satellites and predictions. 
  • Does it snow on Mars? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

    Does it snow on Mars?

    By Professor David Rothery

    A new study - and photographic evidence - suggests that sometimes it snows on the Red Planet. Dave Rothery explains...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Does it snow on Mars?

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    Does it snow on Mars? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    A new study - and photographic evidence - suggests that sometimes it snows on the Red Planet. Dave Rothery explains how.
  • Why does it matter that the Sun's core rotates faster than the surface? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA/SDO
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    25 Aug 2017

  • Why does it matter that the Sun's core rotates faster than the surface?

    Why does it matter that the Sun's core rotates faster than the surface? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA/SDO
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    New research has found that the Sun spins at different speeds. Stephen Serjeant explains why that's important.