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    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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    08 May 2018

  • The Search for a New Earth

    The Search for a New Earth Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 08 May 2018
    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 
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    The 21st Century Race for Space

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

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    08 May 2018

  • The 21st Century Race for Space

    The 21st Century Race for Space Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 08 May 2018
    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.
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    03 May 2018

  • OU on the BBC: Stardate: Transit of Venus

    OU on the BBC: Stardate: Transit of Venus Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 May 2018
    Rare encounter Venus passing in front of the sun was a rare event - find out its significance in The Transit of Venus.
  • Stephen Hawking in his own words

    In this tribute created by the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking reflects on "a glorious time to be alive...

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    14 Mar 2018

  • Stephen Hawking in his own words

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2018
    In this tribute created by the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking reflects on "a glorious time to be alive doing research"
  • Stephen Hawking: A brief history of his timeline

    Time travel might not be possible, but you can join us for a trip through Stephen Hawking's remarkable life.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Mar 2018

  • Stephen Hawking: A brief history of his timeline

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Mar 2018
    Time travel might not be possible, but you can join us for a trip through Stephen Hawking's remarkable life.
  • Stephen Hawking: The tributes

    Famous theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking had died aged 76. Here, academics from around the world pay...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Mar 2018

  • Stephen Hawking: The tributes

    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 14 Mar 2018
    Famous theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking had died aged 76. Here, academics from around the world pay tribute to the scientist...
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    Coming soon: Exoplanets

    This brand new free course will explore our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Feb 2018

  • Coming soon: Exoplanets

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    Coming soon: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    This brand new free course will explore our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises.
  • What is a super blue blood moon?

    Three moon-related oddities come together for one night only (at least, one night since 1866 anyway). A quick video...

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    31 Jan 2018

  • What is a super blue blood moon?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    Three moon-related oddities come together for one night only (at least, one night since 1866 anyway). A quick video can explain it all...
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    Just six numbers

    By The OpenLearn team, Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow

    To Professor Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, the essential nature of the cosmos and the evolution of the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Jan 2018

  • Just six numbers

    Just six numbers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Steffen Rehm
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    To Professor Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, the essential nature of the cosmos and the evolution of the entire world have been determined by just six...
  • What danger do asteroids pose to life on earth?

    By Professor Monica Grady

    It was a huge asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, so what damage could smaller ...

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    22 Jan 2018

  • What danger do asteroids pose to life on earth?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2018
    It was a huge asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, so what damage could smaller asteroids do to life on earth. Professor...