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    Exploring comets: A short introduction

    By Professor David Rothery

    As Rosetta brings us more knowledge of what comets are, Dave Rothery celebrates a growing understanding of these...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Exploring comets: A short introduction

    Exploring comets: A short introduction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    As Rosetta brings us more knowledge of what comets are, Dave Rothery celebrates a growing understanding of these hurtling space rocks.
  • Ceres: Is it an asteroid? Is it a comet? Erm...

    By Professor Monica Grady

    The latest pictures from Ceres are starting to make the difference between comets and asteroids crumble. Monica Grady...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Dec 2015

  • Ceres: Is it an asteroid? Is it a comet? Erm...

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Dec 2015
    The latest pictures from Ceres are starting to make the difference between comets and asteroids crumble. Monica Grady explains.
  • Creative commons image Icon ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM [CC BY-SA IGO 3.0] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Oct 2015

  • Rosetta unexpectedly finds oxygen on comet 67P, surprising scientists

    Rosetta unexpectedly finds oxygen on comet 67P, surprising scientists Creative commons image Icon ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM [CC BY-SA IGO 3.0] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2015
    Rosetta's surprising discovery of molecular oxygen in the tail of comet 67P forces scientists to rethink how the solar system formed.
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    Space Rocks

    Watch this short animation from The Royal Observatory Greenwich/The Open University and explore what...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Oct 2015

  • Space Rocks

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    Space Rocks Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Royal Observatory Greenwich and The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Oct 2015
    Watch this short animation from The Royal Observatory Greenwich/The Open University and explore what space rocks can tell us about our very...
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Sep 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th September 2015

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Sep 2015
    The man who keeps finding comets. And more free learning through the day.
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    03 Feb 2015

  • Landing on a Comet: What we found from Rosetta and how we are applying it on Earth

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    Landing on a Comet: What we found from Rosetta and how we are applying it on Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 03 Feb 2015
    Speakers from The Open University's Science Faculty discuss what we found from Rosetta and how we are applying it on Earth.
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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    08 Jan 2015

  • William Paley and the Divine Watchmaker

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    William Paley and the Divine Watchmaker Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2015
    Our animation explores the idea of the divine watchmaker.
  • Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Spacecraft: ESA–J. Huart, 2014; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

    Rosetta mission: The landing

    On the 12th November 2014 the Philae lander is expected to detach itself from the Rosetta spacecraft and land on ...

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    22 Oct 2014

  • Rosetta mission: The landing

    Rosetta mission: The landing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Spacecraft: ESA–J. Huart, 2014; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
    Updated 22 Oct 2014
    On the 12th November 2014 the Philae lander is expected to detach itself from the Rosetta spacecraft and land on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
  • Historical comet-landing site is looking for a name

    By Professor Monica Grady

    Just as Rosetta is named for the Rosetta Stone, the comet-landing site is also looking for a name that will resonate...

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    22 Oct 2014

  • Historical comet-landing site is looking for a name

    Updated 22 Oct 2014
    Just as Rosetta is named for the Rosetta Stone, the comet-landing site is also looking for a name that will resonate through history.
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    Rosetta and Philae – Fabulous fables and tales of tails

    On the 12th November 2014, Rosetta's Philae lander will attempt to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. We take a...

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    14 Oct 2014

  • Rosetta and Philae – Fabulous fables and tales of tails

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    Rosetta and  Philae – Fabulous fables and tales of tails Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: European Space Agency/ESA
    Updated 14 Oct 2014
    On the 12th November 2014, Rosetta's Philae lander will attempt to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. We take a look at the history of comets.

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

    Planetary science and the search for life

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    Planetary science and the search for life
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    This module tackles fundamental questions about our solar system. How did it form...
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