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Back to the Future: Is time travel possible? article icon

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Back to the Future: Is time travel possible?

Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!

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Exploring the icy moons article icon

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Exploring the icy moons

Mark Fox-Powell is a Research Fellow in AstrobiologyOU. His research focuses on the potential habitability of the deep oceans of the ice-covered moons of the outer solar system. He discussed his career path and work with Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education.

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Live long and prosper? article icon

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Live long and prosper?

How can the crew of the Enterprise walk around and breathe on any planet they encounter?  

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10 mins
Choosing a Cosmic Name article icon

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Choosing a Cosmic Name

Asteroid number 69423 was named ‘Openuni’ last month, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Open University's creation. But how do objects in space get their names?

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Revealing the surface of an asteroid using robotic telescopes

How can studying asteroids allow us to have a better understanding of the formation of our solar system? Samuel Jackson, PhD student in The School of Physical Sciences digs into the research...

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Astrobiology from the ground up

Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, interviews Shonil Bhagwat, Professor of Environment and Development, on the intersections between his work on environment and international development and astrobiology.

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Where does outer space begin? article icon

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Where does outer space begin?

We don't really know where space begins, as Dave Rothery explains

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Where does outer space begin? article icon

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Where does outer space begin?

Can a balloon carry you up to outer space? Does it count as being in space if you go up and down without orbiting the Earth? How high up to you have to be before you could orbit the Earth? 

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Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? article icon

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Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!

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5 mins
Planetary Protection: Space Governance and the Search for Life article icon

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Planetary Protection: Space Governance and the Search for Life

What is planetary protection? This article explores the policies and legislative action of forwards and backwards contamination. 

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10 mins
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Diary of a Mars operations day

Dr Susanne P. Schwenzer outlines a day in the life of the operations team for the Mars rover, Curiosity.

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What can Earth tell us about Mars? article icon

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What can Earth tell us about Mars?

As NASA’s Perseverance rover gears up for its mission to collect and test rock samples from the Jezero Crater on Mars, Michael Macey talks about his work, what got him started in this area of research and where he hopes it will go with Ann Grand (Lecturer in Astrobiology Education).

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