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Tanvir 00:08:00

A flash from the early Universe

by Nial Tanvir
A flash from the early Universe
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 823 views
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Light from a star that exploded 13 billion years ago has reached Earth, setting a new record for the most distant astronomical object yet observed. The characteristics of the explosion show that massive stars were already forming only 630 million yea....

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Jones 1 00:07:00

Antikythera Mechanism Part 1

by Alexander Jones
Antikythera Mechanism Part 1
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 915 views
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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering....

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Jones 2 00:08:00

Antikythera Mechanism Part 2

by Alexander Jones
Antikythera Mechanism Part 2
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 7 years ago | 871 views
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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering....

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RS Wulf 00:47:00

Chasing Venus: the race to measure the heavens

by Andrea Wulf
Chasing Venus: the race to measure the heavens
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 829 views
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New York Times Best Selling and award-winning author Andrea Wulf tells the extraordinary story of the first global scientific collaboration set amid warring armies, hurricanes, scientific endeavour and personal tragedy. On 6 June 1761 and 3 June 1769....

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Cosmic microwave 00:31:00

Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and its Role in Cosmology

by Robert Wilson
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and its Role in Cosmology
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 2 years ago | 504 views
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In the first half of the 20th century other galaxies were recognized, their red shift measured and theories of the whole universe were developed. They included Big Bang and Steady State. Arno Penzias and I found the Cosmic Microwave Radiation (CMB) i....

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RS Dougherty 01:01:00

Discovery of a dynamic atmosphere at one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus

by Michele Dougherty
Discovery of a dynamic atmosphere at one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 1048 views
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In recent years, Enceladus, Saturn's sixth largest moon, has become a major attraction for scientists, with many believing it offers the best hope we have of discovering other life in our solar system. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Satu....

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Electronic spec 01:02:00

Electronic Spectroscopy and Franck Condon Factors

by Harry Kroto
Electronic Spectroscopy and Franck Condon Factors
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1534 views
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Electronic spectroscopy and Franck Condon factors. The discovery of the spectrum of H3+ in the laboratory and in the atmosphere of Jupiter. Interstellar chemistry: Ion molecule reactions in space, grain surface catalysed processes and reactions in ci....

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gamma rtay 00:30:00

Gamma Ray Bursts: Windows on the Universe

by George Smoot
Gamma Ray Bursts: Windows on the Universe
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 2 years ago | 508 views
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Gamma-Ray Bursts are the most powerful explosions in the universe. They happen about once per day in the visible universe. Their fantastic engines pump out as much energy in a matter of seconds as all the stars in a galaxy do in a billion years. This....

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Zuber 00:10:00

Mega-impact on Mars

by Maria Zuber
Mega-impact on Mars
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 683 views
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Scientists have identified what could be the largest impact structure in the Solar System, created on Mars at about the same time as the Moon-forming impact on Earth.

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cami.dvi 00:59:00

Optical (Electronic) Spectra From Space

by Harry Kroto
Optical (Electronic) Spectra From Space
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 807 views
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Optical (electronic) spectra from space: comets. The detection of the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The Three Degree Background. The detection by spectroscopy of the birth of stars.

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origin of elements 00:57:00

Origin of the Elements

by Harry Kroto
Origin of the Elements
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 677 views
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Origin of the elements and the formation of molecules in the interstellar medium: Big Bang synthesis, stellar synthesis of He and C and other elements, interstellar scattering, interstellar species such as carbon monoxide and more complex molecules.

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CapturFiles_12 00:57:00

Overview of the Universe

by Harry Kroto
Overview of the Universe
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 925 views
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An overview of the Universe and its component parts e.g. galaxies, stars, planets etc.

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