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Pillinger meteorite moraine 01:00:00

Stones from the sky: A heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science

by Colin Pillinger
Stones from the sky: A heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 840 views
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Meteorites provide us with laboratory samples from distant bodies including asteroids, comets, the moon, Mars and even ancient stars. Witnesses to the extraordinary event when one is seen to fall from the sky, or anyone finding a sample on the ground....

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RS Bell-Burnell 01:01:00

The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares

by Jocelyn Bell Burnell
The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 5288 views
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21st December 2012 marks an ending of the Mayan calendar and is asserted by some to mark the end of the world. This scare is examined from an astronomical point of view, followed by some reflections on what the scare tells us about the communication ....

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Zarnecki 01:21:00

Touchdown on Titan

by John Zarnecki
Touchdown on Titan
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 872 views
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After an interplanetary journey of 7 ¬ years, the ESA's probe Huygens landed on the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Professor Zarnecki describes the journey of the probe as well as its final dramatic plunge to the surface and presents the r....

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