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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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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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Cummings 00:10:00

Voyages through the heliosphere

by Alan Cummings
Voyages through the heliosphere
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 559 views
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A series of papers in Nature analyse recent observations from the outer limits of the Solar System, and help build up a picture of how the Sun interacts with the rest of the Galaxy.

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