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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Supernovae video icon

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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Supernovae

Learn how all the elements in the Universe were formed, and where, exactly, your favourite silver necklace comes.

Video
5 mins
60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars video icon

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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars

Discover how asteroids and microbes flying through space could hold the secret to life on Earth - and maybe even Mars

Video
5 mins
60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: The rotating moon video icon

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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: The rotating moon

Discover how the Moon's orbit means we always see its best side...

Video
5 mins
Meteoric activity icon

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Meteoric

Rocks hurtling through space shape the surface of the moons and planets as collide – and now you can use your skill and knowledge to make your own mark. Can you cover a target percentage of a planet or a moon’s surface with impact craters – by choosing meteroids based on size, make-up and speed and aiming them at your chosen target.

Activity
30 mins
Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

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Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere

The new discipline of astrobiology that is, the science of searching for extraterrestrial life, is not only rapidly growing, but has also captured the public imagination. This free course, Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere, examines the emergence of icy satellites of distant planets as potential sites of extraterrestrial life, looks at the ...

Free course
17 hrs
Discovering the dark side of the Moon video icon

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Discovering the dark side of the Moon

Watch Dr Mahesh Anand's lecture on the topic of the dark side of the Moon, which was given to the Royal Astronomical Society.

Video
40 mins
Galaxies, stars and planets free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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Galaxies, stars and planets

This free course, Galaxies, stars and planets, is a general introduction, including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small; orbits and gravity; the Solar System; the Sun and other stars; galaxies and the composition of astronomical objects.

Free course
8 hrs
Exomoons: astronomers report first ever discovery article icon

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Exomoons: astronomers report first ever discovery

Astronomers have found the first evidence of a moon orbiting a gas giant planet in a star system other than our own.

Article
10 mins
Haven't we been told there's water on Mars before? article icon

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Haven't we been told there's water on Mars before?

The recent announcement wasn't the first time astronomers have spoken about water on Mars - but this time, it's what's in the water that has excited NASA, explains Dave Rothery.

Article
5 mins
A trip to Mercury video icon

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A trip to Mercury

The OU's Dave Rothery recently gave a Tedx talk on what he's learned as part of the team preparing for the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury.

Video
12 mins
Pluto comes into sharp focus – but it’s still not a planet article icon

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Pluto comes into sharp focus – but it’s still not a planet

New Horizons is giving us the chance to see Pluto, close-up, for the first time. But familiarity won't restore Pluto's planet status.

Article
5 mins
Stephen Hawking in his own words video icon

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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 doing research"

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2 mins