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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 | 8 years ago | 871 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 | 8 years ago | 958 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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Black Holes 00:07:00

Black Holes

by Angela Luo
Black Holes
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 2 years ago | 728 views
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A very interesting survey of the current knowledge of these strange beasts.

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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 | 870 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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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 | 1093 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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Galaxy Clusters 00:05:00

Galaxy Clusters

by Michelle Sun
Galaxy Clusters
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 2 years ago | 752 views
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How these ultra-large objects indicate the presence of both dark matter and dark energy.

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Gravitational waves 00:17:00

Gravitational waves and the early universe

by Mark Hindmarsh
Gravitational waves and the early universe
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 2 years ago | 577 views
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Mark Hindmarch talks about our understanding of how we explain the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang.

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Gravitational Waves - James Pye - Kings Canterbury 00:05:00

Gravity Waves

by James Pye
Gravity Waves
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 1107 views
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Theory and evidence for gravity waves

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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 | 8 years ago | 727 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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Milian 00:06:00

Neutron Star

by Steve Milian
Neutron Star
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 753 views
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Core-collapse supernovae and other things.

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KIng's - Olber's Paradox 00:02:00

Olber’s Paradox

by Various Presenters
Olber’s Paradox
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 1088 views
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Students explain why the sky is dark at night, despite there being many billions of bright 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 | 719 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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