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Astrobiology on OpenLearn article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Astrobiology on OpenLearn

Astrobiology explores whether there might be life elsewhere in the Universe. We've got a fantastic range of FREE resources on OpenLearn so that you can learn more about this fascinating area.

Article
2 hrs
A new mission to the icy moons of Jupiter article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

A new mission to the icy moons of Jupiter

In April 2023, the European Space Agency launched the JUICE (JUpiter ICy Moons Explorer) mission. JUICE will explore the environment around Jupiter and study its three icy moons (Ganymede, Europa and Callisto). Could moons like these, orbiting giant gas planets, be habitable?

Article
5 mins
Star Wars: May the Course be with you article icon

History & The Arts

Star Wars: May the Course be with you

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...

Article
5 mins
Between humanity and space article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Between humanity and space

Dr Natalie Trevino recently joined AstrobiologyOU at the Open University as a post-doctoral researcher in space ethics. Her research considers the future of space exploration and the relationship of humans and space. She reflected on how she came to AstrobiologyOU and her plans for future work, in conversation with Ann Grand, a fellow member of ...

Article
5 mins
Mythbusting moons video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Mythbusting moons

Would we have tides if we had no Moon? Is a ‘supermoon’ an important event? Can moons have moons? Enjoy this short animation.

Video
5 mins
A school reaches for the stars with an online astronomy course article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

A school reaches for the stars with an online astronomy course

Pupils from a Scottish school use a remote telescope to take images of distant galaxies.

Article
10 mins
Explore Moon rocks collected from the first Moon landing activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Explore Moon rocks collected from the first Moon landing

Use our Virtual Microscope to examine a selection of Moon rocks collected by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, from the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

Activity
15 mins
Moons article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Moons

Explore our collection of courses, articles, videos, audios and interactive features on Moons. 

Article
15 mins
Discover Moon minerals article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Discover Moon minerals

View the Moon Minerals book published by Professor Mahesh Anand and Dr Andy Tindle.

Article
5 mins
From Astrobiology to Parliament article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

From Astrobiology to Parliament

Devyani Gajjar is a PhD student with AstrobiologyOU. Her research focuses on how space technologies could be used to support social justice and inclusive innovation. However, in spring 2022, she put her PhD on pause while she undertook a three-month-long fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). In this article, ...

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Modelling the planets

Dr Julia Semprich is a Research Fellow with AstrobiologyOU. She is interested in the processes that occur deep below the surface of planets and how the interactions of fluids and rocks might create habitable environments. She talked with Dr Ann Grand, Senior Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, about her route to astrobiology, her current ...

Article
5 mins
What does Moon music sound like? audio icon

Science, Maths & Technology

What does Moon music sound like?

Listen to the Earth’s Reflection – a specially commissioned piece of music composed by Yazz Ahmed in collaboration with Dr Mahesh Anand.

Audio
10 mins