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    Multiple Moonlets Maketh Mystery

    By Zoe Morland

    How did the moon form? Forget a single giant impact – relentless bombardment could explain the Moon’s formation, says...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2018

  • Multiple Moonlets Maketh Mystery

    Multiple Moonlets Maketh Mystery Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Kay Morland
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 Dec 2018
    How did the moon form? Forget a single giant impact – relentless bombardment could explain the Moon’s formation, says Open University research student Zoe...
  • What danger do asteroids pose to life on earth?

    By Professor Monica Grady

    It was a huge asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, so what damage could smaller ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jan 2018

  • What danger do asteroids pose to life on earth?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2018
    It was a huge asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, so what damage could smaller asteroids do to life on earth. Professor...
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2017

  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan)

    The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
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    How space exploration has given us better weather predictions

    What has putting astronauts and robots into space done for us back on Earth? Check out our short comic on ...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2017

  • How space exploration has given us better weather predictions

    How space exploration has given us better weather predictions Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    What has putting astronauts and robots into space done for us back on Earth? Check out our short comic on weather satellites and predictions. 
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    Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars

    By Dr Manish Patel, Stephen Lewis

    The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is about to land on the red planet. In this short video, our OU academics explain their...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2016

  • Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars

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    Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Oct 2016
    The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is about to land on the red planet. In this short video, our OU academics explain their role in the remarkable mission.
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    60 second adventures in microgravity

    By Dr Sabrina Gaertner, Dr Ben Rozitis, Dr Helen Fraser

    What is microgravity, and how does it help science research? This series, funded by the UK Space Agency, explores how...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Apr 2016

  • 60 second adventures in microgravity

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    60 second adventures in microgravity Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Apr 2016
    What is microgravity, and how does it help science research? This series, funded by the UK Space Agency, explores how we recreate microgravity conditions on...
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    Tim Peake’s spacewalk is no stroll in the park

    By Professor Monica Grady

    Monica Grady tells us about what Tim Peake - the first British astronaut to do a spacewalk - is up against.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2016

  • Tim Peake’s spacewalk is no stroll in the park

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    Introductory level Updated 15 Jan 2016
    Monica Grady tells us about what Tim Peake - the first British astronaut to do a spacewalk - is up against.
  • Space Science Discoveries - Live Chat

    To celebrate Space Week we have a live chat to discuss space science discoveries on the 5th October 2015. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2015

  • Space Science Discoveries - Live Chat

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Oct 2015
    To celebrate Space Week we have a live chat to discuss space science discoveries on the 5th October 2015. 
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    In the night sky - Galaxies

    Professor Monica Grady and Philippa Smith, from the Open University's space science team, give you the lowdown on what to look for if you want to take up...

    By The OpenLearn team

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Aug 2015

  • In the night sky - Galaxies

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    In the night sky - Galaxies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2015
    Professor Monica Grady and Philippa Smith, from the Open University's space...
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    Stargazing Live Series 1

    By The OpenLearn team

    Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2015

  • Stargazing Live Series 1

    Stargazing Live Series 1 Creative commons image Icon By bookgrl via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 May 2015
    Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the night sky.

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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

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2018

  • Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

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    Microgravity: living on the International Space Station Creative commons image Icon ©NASA under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 17 Oct 2018
    This free badged open course, Microgravity: living on the International Space...
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    Watching the weather

    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth, looking...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2018

  • Watching the weather

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    Watching the weather Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission © NASA
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 Feb 2018
    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations...
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    The evolving Universe

    The Big Bang is said to be the origin of our Universe. This free course, The evolving Universe, will help you to comprehend what happened in the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • The evolving Universe

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    The evolving Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    The Big Bang is said to be the origin of our Universe. This free course, The...

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    Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    This module draws you into the main currents of literature from 1800 to the...

    Physics and space

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    Physics and space
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    In this wholly online module, you'll examine fundamental concepts in physics and...

    Space science

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    Space science
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 09 Jan 2020
    Spacecraft missions play a vital role in the exploration of the solar system and...

    MSc project module for MSc in Space Science and Technology

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    MSc project module for MSc in Space Science and Technology
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Mar 2019 Register by 10 Oct 2019
    In this project module, which is entirely online, you'll carry out an in-depth...

    MSc in Space Science and Technology

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    MSc in Space Science and Technology
    Updated 31 Jan 2019
    This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Space Science

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Space Science
    Updated 31 Jan 2019
    Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science,...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Space Science and Technology

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    Postgraduate Diploma in Space Science and Technology
    Updated 31 Jan 2019
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....
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