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Crater calculator

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Crater calculator Copyright free image Copyright free: Fredrik / NASA
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Sep 2016
How big a crater would be made by an impact from a body hurtling from space? It depends... but our calculator will give you an idea. You can choose...

Dr Matt Balme on modelling the landscape of Mars

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Dr Matt Balme on modelling the landscape of Mars Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Aug 2016
In this 3 minute video, Dr Matt Balme in The Open University's Space Science research priority area, gives us a tour of his laboratory and...

OpenLearn Live: 23rd August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 23rd August 2016 Creative commons image Adapted from R-41 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Why are fascists attracted to lightning bolts? NASA reconnects with a sun observatory. Free learning from across the day.

The Perseid meteor shower 2016

The Perseid meteor shower 2016 Creative commons image Brocken Inaglory (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons under CC-BY-SA-3.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 10 Aug 2016
The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak on 11th August and 12th 2016. Find out more about meteors, Perseus and what meteors have to do with...

10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born)

10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born) Copyrighted image Copyright: Imgur
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Aug 2016
OK, so 2006 wasn't as relentless as 2016, but the year still had some huge news stories. As part of our ten year anniverary celebrations we look at...

OpenLearn Live: 27th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 27th July 2016 Creative commons image EDDIE under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2016
When politicians get on the bus; the Ice Bucket Challenge money; Philae fades and newspapers must forget. Learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 19th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 19th July 2016 Creative commons image Biswarup Ganguly under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jul 2016
Meet the cosmologist trying to plug the gaps in the Big Bang Theory; explore places that are hotter than our current heatwave and discover how BB8...

OpenLearn Live: 15th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 15th July 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jul 2016
A pioneer in the sky, an expert in reading it, and preserving our journey into it. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 8th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 8th July 2016 Creative commons image BXXXD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jul 2016
The pretty pigment that packs a poisonous punch; George Eliot on Brexit; Jupiter's wife and why Nottingham Forest have got a problem. Free learning...

Virtual Microscope

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Virtual Microscope
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2016
Examine moon rocks and meteorites up close with our Virtual Microscope