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The Pluto Files

The Pluto Files

In 1930, a farm boy with a passion for understanding the universe noticed a tiny dot moving across the night sky. It was at this moment Pluto was discovered, located 4 billion miles away from the Sun and cloaked in darkness Pluto is still somewhat of a mystery and up until recently our best images of it were nothing more than a blur. Even to this day many scientists still argue whether or not it i

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THORIUM REMIX 2016

THORIUM REMIX 2016

This film sets about exploring the potential that Thorium has for being a safe means to produce an abundance of energy. Thorium itself is easily found but requires a very different type of nuclear reactor then the ones commonly used today. We don't use see the use of solid fuel rods and pressurised water as a coolant in this reactor but rather it is one which is kept in a liquid state and uses sta

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Challenger: A Rush To Launch

This one hour documentary by WJXT was released to mark the 30th anniversary of the historical Challenger space shuttle disaster which occurred on January 28, 1986. It was a day that shook the country of America through and through as a nations icon blew up live on national television taking the lives of all seven crew members including a civilian school teacher. This film takes an investigative

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The Race to Space

The Race to Space

People have always been fascinated by outer space, curious about the stars, planets and especially signs of extraterrestrial life. For centuries however, space has remained a great mystery and a source of outlandish stories ranging from green Martians to deadly meteorites. Slowly but surely though science is giving us more and more real knowledge and thanks to satellites, space flights and moon la

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Which Universe Are We In?

There is an idea once thought to be so radical that just mentioning it was thought to be pure insanity, but now scientists from around the world are daring to believe that it is actually true. They think that our universe is not alone its just one of an infinite number of weird and wonderful worlds. Some where life is familiar, others where things turned out a little differently. Some of these

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The Trouble with Space Junk

220 miles above the Earth on the 12th of March 2009, was a day like any other on the International Space Station, but that was until they received an unusual message stating that they were having a "Red Conjunction". A Red Conjunction is a warning code that the space station could be hit by some orbital debris. The space station itself was traveling at nearly 8 kilometres per second, the space jun

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The Sky at Night, Pluto Revealed

The revelations about New Horizons recent visit to our dwarf planet Pluto, made headlines and news across the globe. The BBC's, The Sky at Night team were lucky enough to be behind the scenes for the whole thing, following the unfolding story every step of the way and now bringing us new insight, revealing the in-depth science behind the incredible images of Pluto and the surprising discoveries of

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Secrets of the Sun

Secrets of the Sun

It's an alien landscape where magnetic tornados, twist upward tens of thousands miles, mysterious dark spots large enough to engulf the earth and violent eruptions shoot tones of charged particles into space at speeds of up to 2 million miles per hour. This is not some strange world situated at the other side of the galaxy, this is our Sun and now new technologies are allowing us to see it like ne

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NASA: The Space Shuttle

With the idea being born in the midst of unsettled times, this idea somehow evolved into a feat of unexpected excellence, giving rise to one of the most complex machines ever built and with a mission no less extraordinary, transporting humans to and from space itself and helping to construct the International Space Station or ISS. Now however after completing nearly thirty years of flight it's leg

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