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  • Moons

    By Dr Mahesh Anand

    Explore our collection of free games, articles and courses on Moons. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2018

  • Moons

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 09 Nov 2018
    Explore our collection of free games, articles and courses on Moons. 
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    OU on the BBC: From deep oceans to super sewers

    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from the last few months. Together, we've...

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    25 mins

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    19 Oct 2018

  • OU on the BBC: From deep oceans to super sewers

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    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 19 Oct 2018
    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from the last few months. Together, we've explored the civilisations, the oceans -...
  • Exomoons: astronomers report first ever discovery

    By Professor Andrew Norton

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

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    04 Oct 2018

  • Exomoons: astronomers report first ever discovery

    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Oct 2018
    Astronomers have found the first evidence of a moon orbiting a gas giant planet in a star system other than our own.
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    Haven't we been told there's water on Mars before?

    By Professor David Rothery

    The recent announcement wasn't the first time astronomers have spoken about water on Mars - but this time, it's what...

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    5 mins

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    26 Jul 2018

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

    Haven't we been told there's water on Mars before? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jul 2018
    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,...
  • A trip to Mercury

    By Professor David Rothery

    The OU's Dave Rothery recently gave a Tedx talk on what he's learned as part of the team preparing for the European...

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    18 Jul 2018

  • A trip to Mercury

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jul 2018
    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...
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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

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    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

    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

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    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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    Updated on:

    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

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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.

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    Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

    This free badged open course, Microgravity: living on the International Space Station, will help you to consider microgravity environments in more...

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    24 hours

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    17 Oct 2018

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    This free badged open course, Microgravity: living on the International Space...
  • Moons of our Solar System

    In this free course, Moons of our Solar System, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans...

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    30 Jul 2018

  • Moons of our Solar System

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    In this free course, Moons of our Solar System, explore the many moons of our...
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    In the night sky: Orion

    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through...

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    05 Jul 2018

  • In the night sky: Orion

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    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky,...
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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...

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    8 hours

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    06 Dec 2017

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    The Moon

    As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon has long been an object of fascination and speculation. This free...

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    26 May 2017

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    As the only planetary body everyone is familiar with seeing in the sky, the Moon...
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    An overview of active galaxies

    Active galaxies provide a prime example of high energy processes operating in the Universe. This free course gives an overview of active galaxies,...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    24 Mar 2016

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    Active galaxies provide a prime example of high energy processes operating in the...
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    The Sun

    The Sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This free course will help you to explore the...

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    22 Mar 2016

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    The Sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and...
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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 rapdly growing, but has also captured...

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    17 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    16 Mar 2016

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    The new discipline of astrobiology that is, the science of searching for...
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    Introduction to active galaxies

    The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    16 Mar 2016

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    The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But...
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    Comparing stars

    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour free course that introduces the HertzsprungRussell diagram, an...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    16 Mar 2016

  • Comparing stars

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    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour...