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Is Anybody Out There?

Is Anybody Out There?

On August 15th 1977 a strange signal from the constellation Sagittarius was received by the Big Ear radio telescope. The signal known as the 'Wow!' signal reached an intensity up to 30 times higher than the usual signals detected and it had a duration of 72 seconds. Its name comes form the side note which was written at the moment it was discovered by astronomer Jerry R. Ehman. Ehman was a coll

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Mystery of The Sun

Mystery of The Sun

It's an alien landscape where magnetic tornados twist upward tens of thousands of miles, home to mysterious dark spots each large enough to engulf the Earth ebb and flow. It is a place of violent eruptions that shoot tones of charged particles into space at speeds of over two million mile per hour. This is not some strange world on the other side of the galaxy, this is our Sun a yellow dwarf st

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Living in a Parallel Universe

The notion of living in a parallel universe is one of the strangest ideas in all of science, it emerged by complete accident from bizarre experiments and at first scientists resisted their findings but it wasn't until a maverick in the field would force them to take it seriously. The idea is that we are living in a bubble and you are just one of an infinite number versions of yourself, there co

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The Earth is Not Alone

The Earth is Not Alone

The Earth is not alone, in the last few years scientists have found that are planet is just one of billions out there in the Milky Way galaxy and thanks to the help of the Kepler Telescope is has become quite clear that there may very well be more planets than there are stars. Scientists are now scouring these planets for evidence of atmospheres, liquid water and life itself. Using scientific m

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The Amazing World of Gravity

A fascinating hour long special that delves into the strange world of gravity, brought to you from the award-winning team that created the likes of Shock and Awe and Order and Disorder. Throughout the hour we gain some unexpected historical insights, witness cutting-edge science and exciting new experiments. Like the other films mentioned above, The Amazing World of Gravity is hosted by the bri

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MARS: Inside SpaceX

MARS: Inside SpaceX

By now most of you should be familiar with billionaire Elon Musk and his space company SpaceX. Well this film takes us on an exclusive tour of their latest project, the Falcon Heavy launch. Through never before seen footage and interviews with Elon himself and several leading engineers we gain an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world's most revolutionary companies. MARS: Inside SpaceX sho

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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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