Lesson Starter Movies

It really is a small world

We live in a global network of diverse communities, sharing resources, ideas and technology. As a species, we have always looked to the sky and asked ‘are we alone?’

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A Sample of One

So are we alone? The simple answer is ‘yes’. Right now, we are alone. Despite all our searching and exploration the only place we have found life is here on Earth.

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Are We Alone?

Everybody has their theories about the idea of life in the universe, from ‘it could never happen’ to ‘they are already here’! What do you think?

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Life in the Extremes

Microbes can survive in the most hostile and inhospitable environments. Might similar places in our solar system be able to support them too?

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Why are Scientists interested in Mars?

Why are scientists interested in Mars? Four scientists talk about why they are interested in the red planet, and how they plan to get there!

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Robot Pioneers

Rover missions to Mars send back tantalising glimpses about the planet, and search for clues as to whether it was ever capable of supporting life.

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What lies under the ice of Europa?

Could Jupiter’s icy moon Europa support life in its vast oceans?

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Finding Exoplanets

Exoplanets are planets outside our own solar system. Find out how scientists use ingenious methods to spot them.

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Goldilocks Zone

Finding the right conditions to support life is a delicate balance, and scientists are on the look out for exoplanets in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ – Not too hot, and not too cold!

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Alien Atmospheres

How can we know if there is life on planets too far away for us to ever travel to? Find out how analysing the light from a distant planets gives us clues about its atmosphere.

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