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The Science@ESA vodcasts explore the extraordinary Universe in which we live as it is seen through the "eyes" of ESA's fleet of science spacecraft. Visit http://astronomy2009.esa.int

Science@esa: Episode 11: Chasing comets

Science@esa: Episode 11: Chasing comets


In this eleventh episode of the Science@ESA vodcast Rebecca Barnes continues to journey through our local celestial neighbourhood leading us to the small bodies of the Solar System. We'll investigate comets and asteroids, and find out about Europe's pioneering missions launched to explore them.

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Science@ESA: Episode 10: Diverse worlds: The Moon and Titan

Science@ESA: Episode 10: Diverse worlds: The Moon and Titan


In this tenth episode of the Science@ESA vodcast Rebecca Barnes takes a look at the Earth's Moon and Titan, two very different natural satellites in our Solar System, and finds out about the two ESA missions that have explored them.

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Science@ESA: Episode 9: The siblings of Earth

Science@ESA: Episode 9: The siblings of Earth


In this ninth episode of the Science@ESA vodcast Rebecca Barnes looks at two of the terrestrial planets: Venus and Mars, explores their similarities and differences to Earth and finds out about the European missions that are helping to unravel their mysteries.

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Science@ESA: Episode 8: The Sun, our local star

Science@ESA: Episode 8: The Sun, our local star


In this eighth episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes will investigate our closest star, the Sun, find out why it is the central engine of the Solar System and look at Ulysses, SOHO and Cluster, the European space missions that have been key to advancing our understanding of the Sun.

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Science@ESA: Episode 7: Exploring our backyard, the Solar System

Science@ESA: Episode 7: Exploring our backyard, the Solar System


In this seventh episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes continues to journey through the wonders of modern astronomy bringing us closer to home as we begin to explore the Solar System. We'll discover the scale and structure of the Solar System, find out why we explore it and introduce the European missions launched on a quest to further investigate our local celestial neighbourhood.

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Science@ESA: Episode 6: Charting the Galaxy - from Hipparcos to Gaia

Science@ESA: Episode 6: Charting the Galaxy - from Hipparcos to Gaia


In this sixth episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes discovers the motions of the stars, learns how astronomers measure their distances and looks at the new European mission that will really get to grips with our place in the Universe.

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Science@ESA: Episode 5: The untamed, violent Universe

Science@ESA: Episode 5: The untamed, violent Universe


In this fifth episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes will give us a glimpse of the hot, energetic and often violent Universe revealed through X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, look at ESA missions that detect this hidden light and find out how the science that these missions perform is meticulously planned.

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Science@ESA: Episode 4: Following the redshift - from HST to JWST

Science@ESA: Episode 4: Following the redshift - from HST to JWST


In this fourth episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes will identify some of the key discoveries achieved with the famous Hubble Space Telescope, look at the concept of redshift, and meet a new telescope that will be used to uncover the early Universe.

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Science@ESA: Episode 3: Exploring the infrared Universe

Science@ESA: Episode 3: Exploring the infrared Universe


In this third episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes investigates the infrared Universe, explores discoveries made by ground-breaking infrared space telescopes, and takes a look at Herschel - ESA's pioneering infrared space telescope.

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Science@ESA: Episode 2: Planck - looking back to the dawn of time

Science@ESA: Episode 2: Planck - looking back to the dawn of time


In this second episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes takes a close look at Planck - a European Space Agency mission built to detect radiation from the microwave portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. This mission will help find answers to some of the most important questions in modern science.

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Science@ESA: Episode 1: The full spectrum

Science@ESA: Episode 1: The full spectrum


In this first episode Rebecca Barnes sets the scene for this vodcast series by looking at why we need to send telescopes into space and considers what these 'eyes in the skies' can tell us about the extraordinary Universe in which we live.

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