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OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Updated 25 Nov 2016
Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016 Creative commons image Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Updated 23 Nov 2016
What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 21st November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 21st November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public Domain Pictures
Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2016
Are we enjoying a wet autumn, or a soggy fall? Plus, NASA's new weather satelitte, patent boxes and champagne science. Learning and research from...

OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Updated 11 Nov 2016
The worst president of all time plus Nasa on small satellites. Then more learning and research across the day.

Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars

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Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars Copyrighted image Copyright: ESA
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Oct 2016
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is about to land on the red planet. In this short video, our OU academics explain their role in the remarkable...

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...