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

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

The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

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The Rosetta Mission

Watch this video from The Royal Observatory Greenwich/The OU and find what Rosetta and Philae have achieved as well as the impact the mission has had on our knowledge of our very own solar system.

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5 mins
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Round-up: Philae recharged article icon

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Round-up: Philae recharged

As part of the consortium that brought Philae to life, we're delighted that it's sending messages once again. Here's a quick round-up of reactions from the last 24 hours or so...

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Sleeping spacecraft Rosetta ready to wake up for comet landing article icon

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Sleeping spacecraft Rosetta ready to wake up for comet landing

As the Rosetta spacecraft awakes, Dr Natalie Starkey takes us through this extraordinary comet-landing mission.

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Mission to Brighton

Join us on a virtual journey to explore the science behind the Huygens probe sent to explore Titan, one of Saturn's mysterious moons. To help you get to grips with the way the technology works, we're going to send our probe to somewhere a little more familiar than Titan - and much closer to home...

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Mission to Brighton

Our virtual journey explores the science behind the Huygens probe sent to explore Titan, one of Saturn's mysterious moons.

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Fly me to the Moon...: The European Student Moon Orbiter article icon

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Fly me to the Moon...: The European Student Moon Orbiter

In 2011, the European Student Moon Orbiter will be blasting off. Andrew Morris popped in to see the preparations.

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OU Lecture 2007: Fifty Years In Space: Listen to/download the lecture audio icon

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OU Lecture 2007: Fifty Years In Space: Listen to/download the lecture

The Open University's 2007 Annual Lecture by John Zarnecki reviews some nail-biting moments from the first 50 years of mankind's journey into space

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OU Lecture 2007: Disappointments and science fiction

'Disappointments and science fiction' is part 10 of The OU Lecture 2007 - Fingers Crossed: 50 years of space exploration by John Zarnecki

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10 mins
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OU Lecture 2007: The Penetrometer

Seventeen years of work, seven years of space flight, all for one second of data from the Huygens Penetrometer. John relives the white knuckle ride to Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

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5 mins
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OU Lecture 2007: Crème brûlée audio icon

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OU Lecture 2007: Crème brûlée

What was the point of Huygens? John shares the discoveries his team made from the probe.

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5 mins
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Challenger

Forensic engineering enables us to analyse the 1986 Challenger disaster

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