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Hunting the Edge of Space

Hunting the Edge of Space

Today we are unlocking the secrets of the cosmos, exploding stars, supermassive blackholes and screaming jets of gas. Across the world and in space, high tech telescopes are picking up the signals which are revealing a hidden universe, a cosmos almost incomprehensible in size, age and violence. In this two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally cha

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The Invisible Universe

The Invisible Universe

In this episode of The Sky at Night we learn of something which is quite unsettling and that is the fact that most of the universe is missing. In our world of material objects it is easy for us to comprehend what normal matter is, it is what makes up everything around us from the computer / mobile phone you are using to view this to the planets, stars and interstellar dust. Given this however,

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The Year of Pluto

The Year of Pluto

There's a mysterious zone far out in our solar system, it is a region of ice worlds some solitary and some with moons, their names however may be unfamiliar but they hold clues to all our origins and the first of these worlds which was visited by NASA back in 2015 was the king of the Kuiper Belt, Pluto. The long journey of Nasa's New Horizons mission began in 2006, it was the first of it's kind

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Goodbye Cassini Hello Saturn

A billion miles from home, running low on fuel and almost out of time, after 13 years orbiting Saturn the spacecraft Cassini is about to plunge to a fiery death, becoming part of the very planet it has been exploring all these years. As this marvellous spacecraft embarks on its final assignment, a one-way trip straight into the heart of Saturn, the BBC series Horizon tracks it's last journey an

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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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