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The Sky at Night – The Forgotten Solar System

The Sky at Night - The Forgotten Solar System: Of the 100 probes that have been sent out into space, only one probe - Voyager 2 in 1989 - has ever sent back any information about the solar system's outer planets. From afar, they seem featureless and devoid of any significant geological activity.     Since then, long-range telescopes have shown that there is much more to Neptune and Uranus than previously thought and that they both warrant closer inspection.…

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Building: The Ultimate Telescope

Building: The Ultimate Telescope - On a high plateau in a remote desert in northern Chile lies the largest observatory on Earth, ALMA, or Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array. The name refers to a network of 66 massive radio telescopes, working in unison to observe the birth and death of stars and planets, and answer centuries-old questions about the origins of our universe.     Witness the history of ALMA, the remarkable product of a 20-year global effort, and see how…

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Read more about the article Dark Secrets of the Solar System
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Dark Secrets of the Solar System

Dark Secrets of the Solar System: New evidence is rewriting the history of our solar system, and using the latest discoveries and cutting-edge tech, experts are investigating if our cosmic neighborhood once featured oversized alien Earths and a second Sun.     For most of history, humanity did not recognize or understand the concept of the Solar System. Most people up to the Late Middle Ages–Renaissance believed Earth to be stationary at the centre of the universe and categorically different…

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Stars
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Stars

For as long as humans have walked the Earth, the stars have fascinated us. But we have come a long way since the earliest days of astronomy when we had nothing but our eyes to observe the night sky. Since then we have designed an arsenal of ingenious machines to help us unlock the secrets of the stars – from how they work and move around the Universe to how they live and die.     For more than 60…

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Read more about the article The Sky at Night –  Is Cosmology in Crisis ? episode 2 2019
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The Sky at Night – Is Cosmology in Crisis ? episode 2 2019

The Sky at Night - Is Cosmology in Crisis ? episode 2 2019: ever since we discovered that distant galaxies are racing away from us, there has been a heated debate over just how fast the Universe is expanding. At the beginning of the 21st century, we thought we knew the answer. But now, two very different viewpoints have emerged. And they are dividing the scientific community.     The Sky at Night meets leading astronomers and cosmologists on both…

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