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The Alpha Centauri System

Since the dawn of the space age, in the middleof the 20th century, we’ve sent unmannedprobes all over the solar system, which havegiven us some incredible images of the planetsand moons that are part...

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How Will We Get to Alpha Centauri?

About 4. 3 light-years from Earth lies ourclosest stellar neighborhood. The Alpha Centauri system consists of threeknown stars. Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B area binary pair, which meansthey orbit a common center...

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Proxima Centauri b: The Earth Next Door

Our lonely patch of the sky just got alittle less lonely with theidentification of a rocky, Earth-sizedplanet neighboring the star closest to our own Sun. On August 24th, 2016,researchers announced the exciting news:that they...

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Orbital Dynamics Part 01 First Discoveries

Welcome to orbital dynamics. This is a multi-part course on the basics of orbital dynamics. The orbital dynamicsor orbital mechanics textbooks assumefamiliarity with calculus and all thealgebra and trig that goes along with that....

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Orbital Mechanics in 60 Seconds – I

So, contrary to what you see in moviesspacecraft can’t just sit around inspace near a planet because they’d fallright into it. To stay in space we needto get into orbit. So first we take...

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Crazy Engineering: Astrodynamics

The Cassini Mission has beenexploring the Saturn systemfor nearly 13 years and hasrewritten the textbookson the ringed planetand its moonsbut the spacecraft ispretty much out of fuel. Following NASA’s planetaryprotection guidelines,the mission willend with...

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MSc in Space Science and Technology

My name is Monica Grady and I’m Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at The OpenUniversity. The OU is really, reallywell placed to offer a Masters in SpaceSciences. The OU specialises insupported distance learning,...

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10 SCARY Things Found in SPACE

Hey YouTube, Jim here!Welcome to Top10Archive!Do you ever find yourself wondering aboutthis huge rock we’re floating on and thethings surrounding it?Does the thought of some space object crashingthrough your roof and living room floor...

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