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  • Naked Science - Moon Mysteries


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    The moon is far more than just a beautiful object in the night sky.

    Ever since its creation 4.5 billion years ago the moon has been edging away from Earth into space. Throughout its journey, it has influenced our planet in different ways. But one things clear, without it life would never have emerged on Earth.

    4.5 billion years ago the moon forms when another planet slams into the early Earth. The impact knocks our planet “off-balance” onto an axis of 23 degrees, which we still rotate around today. This is what gives us our seasons. Without it we would have no summers, springs, winters or falls.

    4 billion years ago the solar system endures the most violent meteorite bombardment in its history, the Lunar Cataclysm. The Earth, being 50 times bigger than the moon, exerts a massive gravitational pull on incoming space debris. Because the moon is still so close to Earth it too gets hit. 99% of all craters on the lunar surface visible today are a result of this bombardment.

    3 billion years ago the Earth has water and oceans. Because the moon is far closer its gravitational pull is far stronger on the Earth. The tides it creates are thousands of feet high and smash hundreds of miles inland every day. Scientists believe that these tides feed the Primordial Soup with the minerals required to start life. Without them only the most basic microbes would be on Earth today.

    Today the moon has the same gravitational pull as a mosquito landing on your head, yet some people still believe it can influence our planet in bizarre ways.

    The San Francisco Police Department tell us how crime appears to soar during a full moon. But the scientific data suggests otherwise, studies show no correlation between the Full Moon and violence. Naked Science investigates.

    Scientific research into the moon is allowing some scientists to predict when natural disasters will strike. Some researchers believe that when the sun and moon align and pull together on the Earth they can trigger both earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

    In the future the moon will move so far from Earth that it will affect the fine balance of our planet, sending our climate tumbling out of control.

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    Full titles read: THE MYSTERY OF THE MOON - Doctor Harlan Stetson, of the famous Perkins Observatory, America, brings lunar views within 200 miles of our eyes.

    L/S of the large telescope inside the building. L/S of man (could be Stetson ?) talking to group of people. A women wearing a fur coat steps forward and looks through the telescope lens. Some very good shots of the surface of the moon magnified. Good shots of crater and mountains

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  • Discovery Channel If We Had No Moon Evolutionnet / Naked Science - Moon Mysteries


    What is the moon made of, and how was it made? Learn about the moon's violent sources, how its phases shaped the first calendars, and how humans discovered Earth's only natural satellite half a century ago.

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    Fifty years after the first Moon landing, researchers are working at full speed on the next lunar mission. Their aim is to build a habitable research station on the Moon. What is the current state of play in international lunar research?

    For four and a half billion years, the Moon has been the Earth’s constant companion. Fifty years after man first set foot on its surface, researchers around the world are again working flat out on a new lunar mission to the Moon with the aim of setting up a habitable research station there. In 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong spent less than a day on the Moon. Now the aim is to actually be able to live there. However, there are still some significant obstacles to overcome. Unprotected by any atmosphere, the Moon’s surface is exposed to a hundred times more radiation than the Earth, and any habitable Moon base will have to solve this problem. But how will they be able to build a module where researchers can live and work for months at all? Engineers and scientists are working on ways to use Moon dust, which is similar to basalt, as a building material. Another problem is that space suits have mainly been designed for space travel and they are unsuitable for use in low gravity conditions - the Moon’s gravity is just a sixth of the Earth’s. The German Aerospace Center’s EDEN ISS project is testing ways to cultivate food in a hostile environment in Antarctica, growing tomatoes and cucumbers are grown in a closed-circuit container. The filmmakers visit research institutes all over the world to get up-to-date answers to the most crucial questions about lunar research.

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  • Naked Science - Deadliest Planets


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    What are the most violent and dangerous planets in our Solar System?

    One day the time may come when humans have developed technology advanced enough to send sections of Earth’s population to settle on other planets. What kinds of world can we expect to find, how do they compare with our own, and what measures would we need to take to adapt to their alien environments? Naked Science takes us on journey through the Solar System and beyond, examining some of the most extreme characteristics of our planetary neighbours.

  • Mind Boggling Moon Mysteries That Science Is Getting VERY Close To Answering


    We have spent decades researching the moon – even landing 12 astronauts there – but there are still plenty of unexplained anomalies to excite the worlds top space boffins. That is because Earth’s moon is still one of the most mysterious objects in our solar system. And, although we may have learned a lot about the moon from Apollo, we still haven't solved all of its mysteries. It's origin, composition, age, it's dark side, what is inside and was it ever inhabited are just a few of the questions we are still trying to find an answer for. So, even though we can see it in the night sky, close enough for us to visit, scientists still have a many questions about Earth’s own moon.

  • Naked Science - Birth of the Earth


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    How did the Earth evolve to support life.

    Our planet now supports a huge diversity of living creatures requiring very special conditions, but what was the series of events that brought this unique set of conditions together? What did it take to make a world that would support human life? Naked Science takes an imaginary ‘human’ time traveller on a journey back to the moment of formation of our solar system. We meet the scientists who are carrying out their own detective work, uncovering the clues around the world today into what our planet was like 4 and a half billion years ago.

    Our journey begins with the astonishing story of how a giant cloud of interstellar dust and gas collapsed to form the sun and planets. We discover that the intense heat of the early Earth created a molten iron core. This generated a magnetic shield around our planet that protects us, to this day, from the sun’s deadliest particles.

    Many of the features we take for granted on our living planet were forged in the most violent event in our planet’s history. Early in its life, the Earth collided with another planet. Planetary Scientist Robin Canup has modelled the impact using supercomputers. She reveals that the resulting fireball was so energetic it melted the Earth and created the moon. This dramatic impact gave us our tides and seasons.

    We wouldn’t have life today without water. But where our water came from is a mystery that has long puzzled scientists. At a NASA research laboratory, Michael Zolensky studies a recently discovered meteorite that supports the view that water came from space.

    For the first half of its history the Earth had an atmosphere of methane and carbon dioxide we would find impossible to breathe. One clue as to how the earth acquired its oxygen can be found in Australia. Shark Bay in Western Australia is home to strange bacterial mounds called stromatolites. The bacteria in these objects are pumping out oxygen. A few hundred miles away geologist Martin Van Kranendonk shows us a fossil stromatolite, the world’s oldest fossil. The evidence suggests that these strange objects are responsible for creating the air we breathe.



    SPACETIME - SCIENCE SHOW: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took that famous ‘one giant leap for mankind’ on the moon’s surface. By 1972, eleven other men followed in those lunar footsteps. All were US citizens. After that, interest waned. The super powers lost interest in its closest neighbor. As with many trends, the moon is experiencing a comeback: China, Japan, India, Russia, Europe and the USA - all known space nations - want a piece of it and are planning a return to the moon. A 2.0 run on the moon is in full swing.

    It was the first time that humanity was able to see their home from above, their blue planet. Us earthlings followed the journeys of Bill Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell, who were the first humans to leave Earth’s orbit on December 21, 1968, and enter the moon’s orbit, circling it. It was astronaut Bill Anders who used his camera to film the rising of the earth above the moon - a role reversal of the celestial bodies, and it was broadcast live on Christmas of that same year. The image of the earth as a lonely, beautiful and - from the perspective of outer space - tiny planet, moved millions of people to tears. This first flight to the moon was the real beginning of the conquest of the moon, our constant companion. Just over half a year later, Neil Armstrong and then Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Their landing on the Mare Tranquillitatis, the sea of tranquility, was the beginning of a new era in space travel.

    A total of six manned NASA missions landed on the moon. Twelve astronauts collected rock samples, carried out scientific experiments and proved with their landings that humans are able to travel to other celestial bodies. In 1972, NASA prematurely ended its lunar program. The scientific benefit did not justify the costs. But the real goal was achieved: with the moon landings, the United States was the uncontested leading space nation. It quieted down though and interest was lost in the Earth’s satellite. Russian and US astronauts limited exploration to space stations orbiting Earth. After the end of the Cold War, this led to the joint construction of the International Space Station ISS, which is occupied by an international team of six astronauts.

    But manned spaceflight is in the midst of change. The International Space Station is slowly but surely flying towards the twilight of its existence and space agencies are looking for new destinations with the moon, albeit for different reasons, becoming once again the focus of attention. While the race to the moon in the 1960s was still a part of the Cold War power struggle effort, the rekindled interest is of a purely scientific nature. The moon is being explored, measured and mapped. A permanent research station would be a new outpost of humanity in space. And for investors, the earth's moon is a tempting target, be it for future space tourism or for the promotion of raw materials. Measured in cosmic distances, the moon is relatively easy to reach. Flights there and back take a week. And so the moon would be an ideal location to test new technologies, do scientific research, or use it as a springboard for missions deeper into our solar system.

    In this episode of Spacetime, astronaut and scientist Ulrich Walter explains why the moon is suddenly so interesting to mankind. We explore if water exists on the moon and why its discovery would be of such consequence. Professor Walter reveals plans of the privately funded space agencies and how and why a permanent settlement on the moon is a viable possibility. He tells us about the pioneers of the Apollo missions and the first conquest. Professor Walter shows us how the moon could become a stepping stone into deeper space exploration. Many scientists and astronauts see our terrestrial satellite as a starting point to tackle the next great adventure of mankind: Manned journeys to Mars.

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    The challenges of the dream call Astronaut, the new race of the space nations to the moon or the discovery of further Earth-like exoplanets: In this documentary series, Ulrich Walter proves how lifelike science can be and what answers space travel offers to some of the fundamental questions of human existence.

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  • Naked Science - Lightning


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    Six times hotter than the surface of the sun, lightning is one of the world’s strangest phenomena. This film follows the progress of a lightning stroke, from its birth in the clouds, to the weird sounds called whistlers that follow it.

    In Australia we follow lightning researchers flying into storm clouds, to discover what triggers a lightning stroke. At the International Lightning Center in Florida we find new research that suggests that cosmic rays from outer space trigger lightning. We meet a golfer struck by lightning, and reveal what happens when you’re hit. Why do some people survive, when others don’t?

    One of the weirdest forms of lightning is ball lightning, but is it real, or a myth? We talk to people who have seen it. And we see stunning footage of sprites and other forms of lightning that go up from clouds towards space, and see them recreated in a laboratory. The film climaxes with the discovery that without lightning, we wouldn’t have satellite communication. Our modern way of life would be impossible.

  • The Mysteries of the Moon


    How was the Moon formed? How old is it? What is its fate? We explore the scientific questions that remain about Earth’s companion world.

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  • Naked Science - Death of the Sun


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    The Sun is the most powerful force in our solar system. It generates the heat and light that sustains us. Without it we wouldn’t have life on Earth. But the Sun is violent and volatile and is becoming more dangerous as it ages.

    Naked Science explores the life and death of the Sun. We explore what will happen in the future as the Sun ages, and how our lives linked to the Sun’s life cycle.

    Firstly we want to understand how the Sun was created from a giant cloud of dust and gas. Scientists pretty much agree on the theory but physical evidence is hard to come by. Naked Science meets scientists at Johnson Space Center who have been working on a ten year mission to bring a piece of the Sun back to Earth. How do scientists collect samples of the Sun when a probe could never get near the Sun’s surface? We follow NASA’s dare devil mission to capture the samples.

    Today we rely on the Sun to live. It’s energy fuels trees and plants which are essential for the food chain we all depend upon. But how do we get the energy? Naked Science explores the incredible journey that the particles of light from the Sun have to make to earth to deliver their energy.

    How old is the Sun? This is a question which has fascinated scientists for a long time. Scientists have now established the Sun’s age with the aid of one remarkable fact that the Sun sings. We visit Big Bear Solar Observatory in California to meet one of the scientists who has been at the forefront of using the Sun’s sounds to determine its age.

    The Sun’s warmth and light helped life on Earth to begin but it can also play havoc with our modern way of life. Billions of tons of plasma erupting from the sun send powerful storms hurtling through our solar system. We visit the Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colorado where they try to predict the sun’s violent moods. 1989 brought one of the most dramatic space storms and Naked Science uncovers the events which took place on the Earth. But what lies behind the explosive events on the Sun. We travel to the California Institute of Technology in Los Angeles where they are trying to understand the science behind the explosions by creating them in the laboratory.

    But what about the risks of solar storms to astronauts in Space? Naked Science meets Michael Foale who was directly in the line of fire on the International Space Station during the intense solar activity in 2003. There is one solar event astronauts can’t be protected from. A superflare. Superflares are up to 10 million times more energetic than the most powerful solar flares. Naked Science journeys to Louisiana to meet an astrophysicist who has found evidence of nine stars that have experienced superflares. What if our sun ever produced a superflare, what would happen to life on earth?

    We know when the sun was born, how it nurtured us and how it has thrown a fair amount of danger our way. But how and when will it die and will the Earth survive?

  • Scientists Cant Explain Unknown Material on the Moon


    Since ancient times, astronomers have been fascinated with the Moon. Today, modern technology allows scientists to explore the lunar surface from afar. And some of their findings are outright baffling. Like, what is that huge and mysterious metal mass that’s just been discovered in one of the Moon's craters?

    Imagine a gigantic chunk of metal almost the size of West Virginia. As for its weight in pounds, this number has a string of 17 zeros behind it. So far, scientists have been struggling to explain where this huge lump of unidentified material came from or what it really is. But let's start from the beginning…

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    - On the far side of the Moon, you’ll find one of the largest and oldest impact craters in our Solar System: the South Pole-Aitken basin.
    - Astronomers are sure that this crater appeared when an asteroid collided with the Moon around 4 billion years ago.
    - In one place on the Moon's surface astronomers saw a weird change in gravity.
    - So far, researchers haven't yet figured out the origin of the bizarre lump, but there are several theories.
    - Most scientists support the theory that the puzzling mass is a part of the monstrosity that once created the very South Pole-Aitken basin itself!
    - In any case, the Moon is good at keeping its secrets, and researchers still haven't come to any final conclusion.
    - One phenomenon has been perplexing astronomers for decades (since the 1950s, to be precise), and that's random flashes of light coming from the surface of the Moon.
    - Sometimes astronomers observe them several times a week, and at other times, the flashes might disappear for months.
    - It turns out that lunar dust is dangerous for people. Its particles are incredibly sharp, and when breathed in, they can damage the brain and lungs beyond repair!
    - There might be a labyrinth of lava tunnels on the Moon. Astronomers have discovered a massive cave under the lunar surface thanks to some topography data they recently got back.
    - The Moon is abandoning us! Every year, its orbit moves about an inch and a half away from our planet.
    - Despite all appearances, the Moon isn't a perfect sphere. It might look like that when you glance at it hanging up there in the night sky. But, in fact, the Moon is shaped like an egg!
    - And finally, how about this: some scientists don't even agree that the Moon is Earth's satellite!
    - Being around one-fourth the size of our planet, the crater-pocked thing is just too big to be our moon.

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  • World of Mysteries - Bermuda Triangle


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    Over the past fifty years 3000 ships and 100 planes have gone missing in a mysterious stretch of water in the Atlantic Ocean. One minute they are there, the next, they’ve vanished. They all have one thing in common, they all ventured in to the Bermuda Triangle.

    They’re paradise destinations for tourists, the sunshine coast of Florida and the Florida Keys, the sun-baked island of Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas, and the beautiful coral seas of Bermuda. But the surrounding waters hold a mystery that has been known by many names, the Devil’s Triangle, the Devil’s Seas, Graveyard of the Atlantic, but one given to these infamous waters strikes fear into the hearts of those who attempt to cross it, the Bermuda Triangle.

    The Bermuda Triangle lies off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States bordered by the Florida Keys, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, one and half million square miles of empty ocean.

    “Bermuda Triangle”, is a documentary, from the “World of Mysteries” series.

  • Mystery Of The Moon’s Formation May Finally Be Solved | Mach | NBC News


    A new look at lunar rocks suggests that the moon formed when a Mars-size rock struck Earth while it was still young and covered in molten rock.
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  • Egyptology - Pyramid Construction


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    The Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Its sides climb at an angle of slightly less than 52 degrees, rising to a summit of 480 feet. But how did they manage to manoeuvre 2.5 tonne blocks to such an incredible height without the crane or the block and tackle system? It was a challenge to the ancient Egyptians and still remains a mystery to modern archaeologists.

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  • Naked Science - Spacemen


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    The Real Star Trek discovers the challenges humankind will have to overcome to journey to distant stars.

    One day we may face no choice but to leave Earth, forced by an ice age, pollution or a meteorite to find a new home elsewhere in the galaxy. The difficulties are daunting, humans evolved to live on Earth, not in space. We meet the scientists who are making journeys to Mars and beyond possible.

    The first task is finding the right planet; humans need oxygen and water, so not any old planet will do. We meet David Miller, the MIT scientist who works on the Terrestrial Planet Finder project and thinks it will make the job of finding a new home a whole lot easier. The ‘TPF’ is a set of orbiting satellites which are able to spot Earth like planets and reveal whether they have a ‘human-friendly’ atmosphere.

    Once we’ve found a target there’s the small matter of getting there. Just travelling to Mars and back is likely to take years. Journeys to stars are likely to be decades if not centuries. We look at some of the concepts to come out of NASA’s propulsion labs, from solar sails to antimatter.

    But even the rocket scientists can’t make our ship break the speed of light; we have to accept that crews are going to have to be in this for the long haul. We meet scientists who are trying to ensure that they arrive at their destinations healthy and ready to start life on a new planet.

    At MIT we see centrifuges that mimic the effects of gravity, installed in a spaceship they might stop the crippling loss of muscle and bone mass that would threaten our astronauts. Dava Newman demonstrates her revolutionary design for a spacesuit on a climbing wall, made of flexible material it will work with the wearer unlike the bulky suits currently used. We also reveal the work being done to overcome the deadly effects of cosmic radiation that threatens to wreck our crew’s DNA.

    We also look at the work being done to keep our crew in sound mind. Sealed in a ship for years with only faint communications with Earth they may rely on the software being designed by David Dinges, which allows a computer to spot when humans are becoming stressed.

    Eventually though we may have to accept that more drastic changes are needed before we can leave for the stars. From hibernation pods, to methods to slow down aging, the world of science fiction may have to become fact before we can leave our solar system. And if we embrace genetic manipulation to redesign ourselves for space we may also have to change our ideas of what a human is.

  • Why the moon is still such a mystery | BBC Ideas


    Full moon... Man on the moon... Blue moon... The moon has always fascinated us - but why is the moon so alluring and what does the moon mean to us?
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  • Heavy Metal - Vintage Military Tank Collection


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    When it comes to collecting military hardware there is one man who was in a league of his own. Jacques Littlefield (November 1949 to January 2009) was the founder of the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (MVTF), also called the Littlefield Collection.

    Littlefield collected hundreds of vintage military vehicles including the American M60A1 and M4 Sherman, German Panther and Panzer IV, Soviet 2S7 Pion and T-34, British FV 214 Conqueror, SS-1 Scud launcher, Leichter Panzerspähwagen armoured car, and many more!

  • The Universe: The Phases of the Moon | History


    The phases of the moon have been used to track time since the dawn of mankind.

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  • Naked Science - Comets


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    Harbingers of doom or givers of life?

    Comets, distant travellers from the outer reaches of our solar system, have captured the imagination of man and have long been shrouded in mystery. Now through Earth based observations and an increasing number of space probes, their origins and nature are becoming unveiled. Naked Science explores behind the legend to reveal what a comet actually is, what secrets they hold for our understanding of how the solar system was formed; shed light on the theory that they brought the building blocks of life to earth and their potential for wiping out life as we know it.

  • The Mysterious Case Of NASAs Missing $1.1 Billion Moon Lander | Beyond Earth


    In the '60s, NASA commissioned Grumman Aircraft to build 15 lunar modules for its Apollo program. 10 of those lunar modules ended up in space, 3 in museums, 1 was scrapped, and 1 is missing. After contacting NASA, the Smithsonian, and a host of other sources, we eventually tracked down a potential answer.

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  • Catastrophe - Episode 5 - Survival Earth


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    This spectacular five-part documentary series, presented by Tony Robinson, investigates the history of natural disasters, from the planet's beginnings to the present, putting a new perspective on our existence and suggesting that we are the product of catastrophe.

    99% of all the creatures that have ever lived, no longer exist. They were wiped-out in a series of global catastrophes. Each disaster changed the course of evolution on earth. Without them mankind, nor any of the life we see around us, would be here today. For out of catastrophe comes rebirth. Evolution is a savage, imperfect and violent process. It's survive or perish. The earth's history of catastrophes has both moulded the planet and determined evolution. For each disaster led to another leap forward on the evolutionary trail form single celled bacteria to humankind itself.

    Episode 5 - Survival Earth

    So far, humans have been lucky not to have experienced catastrophes on a global scale, like those that have extinguished 99% of all other species. Humans have come to reside as the most powerful species on this planet, but it is easy to forget that the forces that wiped out many of our ancestors are still at work. In this final programme, Catastrophe maps out key events over the last 75,000 years. During that time humans were subjected to a super-volcano that nearly devastated whole regions of Earth. The ensuing ice age that covered Europe with ice sheets many kilometres thick is said to have thwarted the development of complex civilisation, and the cosmic catastrophe that followed is believed to have changed life forever for the early inhabitants of North America.

  • Hubble Beginnings


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    In 1990 NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope to unravel some of the mysteries of our early Universe. Hubble promised scientists unprecedented views of the young Universe, it would be able to look back through space and time, and examine early stars to discover if they were making new elements. But the dream soon turned into the worst nightmare. After it was launched they discovered that Hubble’s mirror was distorted, it saw everything out of focus and needed corrective lenses, and the only way to fix it was to send up another space shuttle.

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  • Christianity - God and the Scientists


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    Ours is said to be a Godless age, yet billions remain faithful to religions thousands of years old.

    Scientist Colin Blakemore examines Christianity's relationship with science, arguing that science is the biggest challenge Christianity has ever faced.

    For more than 1,500 years Christians saw the bible as the primary source of knowledge, but in the 17th century a new movement emerged that challenged the Christian view of the world, the Scientific Revolution. During the Renaissance the rising power of science forced the Catholic Church to silence rebellious scientists. By the 19th century the enlightenment had given rise to a new generation of scientists who pushed Christianity into retreat.

    If science continues to make discoveries that conflict with Christian Doctrine will the Scientific Revolution ultimately make Christianity redundant?

    Christianity: A History is a documentary series presenting alternative views on the history of the Christian faith, looking at its origins, development and turbulent past. High profile British personalities examine a religion that has particular resonance for them. In doing so, they bring their own perspectives to a challenging and comprehensive debate that explores Christianity's role in shaping the modern world.

  • Lunar Cataclysm - The Man in the Moon


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    Around 4 billion years ago a chance alignment of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn changes the shape of their orbits. This creates a slingshot effect, hurling asteroids towards the inner Solar System, straight towards Earth, and the young Moon. For millions of years asteroids bombard the entire inner solar system. This period of intense bombardment is called the Late Heavy Bombardment, or Lunar Cataclysm.

    Today the moon is a distant body that does little more than light up the night sky. But when it first formed it was far closer to Earth and its gravity was felt far stronger on our planet. As the moon has slowly spiralled away from Earth, it has reshaped our world, creating our days and night, our seasons, our ocean tides and even primitive life. Some scientists believe that even today its gravity is powerful enough to trigger natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and could even influence human behaviour.

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  • World of Mysteries - Crop Circles and Desert Lines


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    Peru, South America, where mysterious pictures were created 2000 years ago on the plains of the driest desert on Earth. Now these ancient wonders have spawned a modern tourist industry attracting travellers from all over the world. Elsewhere, tourists flock to see monuments that date from the dawn of history, like at Stonehenge in England, and in the surrounding countryside new wonders still appear today, vast and intricate crop circles that materialise overnight. But how and why are they made, and who creates these extraordinary mysteries of the fields.

    Amid the rolling hills of England, hundreds of intricate designs known as crop circles appear in the fields. Such perfect circles have been known about for centuries, they used to be feared as the work of the devil. A 17th century illustration shows Satan mowing his corn. But in recent years these crop circles have become ever more numerous, more elaborate, and more mysterious. Nobody knows just how the circles are made, but some strange force is at work, twisting, crushing, and flattening the corn.

    Britain’s corn circles are beautiful and complex, but other more mysterious artworks can be found halfway round the world in Peru, South America. The Ballestas Islands, these uninhabited isles are an astonishing haven for wildlife, and home to the coastal sand drawing known as the Paracas Candelabra. 600 feet high, the drawing can be seen 12 miles out at sea. Nobody really knows when it was built, or why.

    But even this massive sand drawing pales in significance when compared to the awesome spectacle of the Nazca Lines, 150 miles away in the Peruvian desert. It looks like a desert runway, big enough for any international airport, 180 feet wide, more than 6000 feet long, a landing strip for a jumbo jet, or the space shuttle, or perhaps a more mysterious, more alien, flight arrival.

    “Crop Circles and Desert Lines”, is a documentary, from the “World of Mysteries” series.

  • Solar System Mysteries - Does Planet X Exist?


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    Does this mysterious rogue planet really exist, or is it just a myth?

    Nigel is an internationally acclaimed science populariser and author, specialising in astronomy and space. In this video he responds to a question about Planet X from Jeremy Borges :

    “Nigel Hi! My name is Jeremy and I am a teacher at an international school. My class and I have watched your program about Pluto and we are fascinated! We would like to ask you a question about an object in the outer Solar System. We have heard rumours about a Planet X and we were wondering if you could make a video to help us understand the science behind the rumour. Thank you so much for your help, and we will continue to watch Nigel Goes to Space!!”

    Astronomers have been searching for Planet X for more than a hundred years, a hypothetical ice giant orbiting the Sun beyond the Kuiper belt. There's a region at the edge of our Solar System called the Oort Cloud, where long-period comets are thought to originate from. Could an undiscovered planet here account for discrepancies in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune?

  • Alien Contact: What Happens Next?


    Are we alone in this vast universe? Some think that’s highly unlikely. With new technologies joining the search, NASA estimates we’ll find definitive evidence of aliens within 20 to 30 years. Which raises the vital question: And then what? Will the news inspire jubilation, despair, or fear? Will aliens be seen as gods or interlopers? Evidence of alien life will provoke fundamental questions about our place in the universe–not just about who they are, but also who we are. Join astronomers, astrobiologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and linguists as we ponder these issues.

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    0:17 - Participant intros
    1:50 - How are scientists searching for intelligent life?
    5:10 - Sending messages into space
    6:59 - What kind of alien signal are we likely to detect?
    9:00 - Would we be able to interpret an alien signal?
    13:44 - What is the closest that intelligent life could be to Earth?
    16:25 - How would we know if far away transmitting civilizations still exist?
    20:00 - How well can we communicate with dolphins?
    24:19 - Dolphin research film
    26:27 - Understanding dolphins vs. understanding aliens
    28:44 - What are the steps to understand an alien language?
    38:02 - What happens on earth after we contact alien life?
    44:40 - War of the Worlds broadcast controversy and damage
    46:40 - Will the discovery of aliens unite humanity?
    50:39 - What if we’re alone in the universe?
    53:10 - Could AI help us find aliens?
    54:20 - Using our children to bridge languages and species


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  • Universe: Beyond the Millennium - Alien Life


    Universe: Beyond the Millennium is a television series observing astronomical phenomena, research, and theories on the universe and its origins.

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    The documentary premiered in 1999 and presents an overview of the universe as humans understood it at that time, and how we think it will evolve in the next millennium. Using 3D computer generated graphics, the series features animated sequences that offer insight into the Big Bang theory and the anatomy of the sun.

    Alien Life, when NASA scientists found a lump of rock from Mars with microscopic fossils in it, the search for extraterrestrial life beyond our own became a credible objective. Researchers and scientists from SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) have spent decades trying to determine how an alien life force would contact us and if one does, how we would reply.

    At the start of a new millennium we're about to embark on the greatest adventure of all time. Five hundred million miles from Earth, a spacecraft will land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. It's mission, to search for alien life. As we reach out across the galaxy, our spacecraft will explore the most extreme environments to answer the ultimate question, are we alone?

  • Moons: Worlds of Mystery


    Moons: Worlds of Mystery immerses you in the amazing diversity of moons and the important roles they play in shaping our solar system.

    Follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our silvery Moon, then venture beyond to unfamiliar and exotic worlds. Journey to the outer planets and their moons, returning home with newfound wonder about the dynamic and intricate solar system in which we all live.

    Produced by the Museum of Science, Boston, this show features an original orchestral score. Both 24- and 35- versions available. Includes a comprehensive educator's guide. Distributed by Sky-Skan and Spitz.

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  • Our World: The Moons Impact on Earth


    The Moon impacts Earth through tides and moonlight. NASA missions to the Moon continue to help us discover more about our nearest neighbor. Learn more about Moon mapping and resources.

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  • Moon Mysteries-National Geographic.Naked Science part 2


    Moon Mysteries-National Geographic.Naked Science part 2

  • Secrets of the Moon | Episode 01 | By the light of the Moon


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  • Gateway to the Stars - Resurrection Machine


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    What was the purpose of the Pyramids? What drove the ancient Egyptian to devote so much energy and manpower into building the pyramids?

    While it is generally agreed that pyramids were burial monuments, there is continued disagreement on the particular theological principles that might have given rise to them. One suggestion is that they were designed as a type of resurrection machine. The Egyptians believed the dark area of the night sky around which the stars appear to revolve was the physical gateway into the heavens. One of the narrow shafts that extends from the main burial chamber through the entire body of the Great Pyramid points directly towards the centre of this part of the sky. This suggests the pyramid may have been designed to serve as a means to magically launch the deceased pharaoh's soul directly into the abode of the gods.

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  • Origin of Species - Stromatolites


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    There are those that believe that life on our planet is so complex that the only explanation is to say that somewhere behind it there is a creator. On the other side are people who believe that nature can create life’s countess varieties with no outside help at all. The name for it, one of the most hotly debated words in our language, evolution.

    The theory of evolution was born out of a remarkable journey. In 1831 a naturalist and explorer, Charles Darwin, embarked on a five-year voyage around the world, along the way he collected fossils, plants, and animals. Back in his home near London, he spent the next 22 years piecing together a theory for how the great variety of life came to exist.

    Darwin didn’t claim to know how life started, but he did day that it was old. He thought it had existed for hundreds of millions of years, but many of his opponents argue that life is young, and that God created all living things within the last 10,000 years.

    So who is right, when did life begin?

  • Destination Antarctica - A Giant Leap to the South Pole


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    Nigel goes on the adventure of a lifetime, to visit the most extraterrestrial place on Earth with the famous American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, pilot of the first mission to land on the Moon.

    The Antarctic is the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. Being almost completely lifeless it’s the closest we can get to visiting planet Mars, and Buzz is passionate about his plans for sending humans to the Red Planet.

    Nigel is an internationally acclaimed science populariser and author, specialising in astronomy and space.

  • Baja Bugs - The People’s Beetle and Classic Desert Racer


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    The Volkswagen Beetle remained the bestselling vehicle until the late 1990s. Since production began in 1938 over 21 million have been sold. It’s a classic design which dominated one of the toughest motorsports in the world for decades, off-road racing.

    The Beetle was originally designed by Ferdinand Porsche when Hitler asked him to design a Volkswagen, German for “people’s car”. Porsche designed it to last!

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  • Nebraskas moon rock mystery


    Nebraska lost the moon rocks from Apollo 11 mission, and then finds them again.

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  • Supercontinents - Vaalbara to Pangaea


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    The theory of continental drift suggests that we go through cyclical phases of continental dispersion and collision, over hundreds of millions of years.

    The Earth, 3.4 billion years ago, plate tectonics pushes the protocontinents together. They combine to form ever larger tracts of land. Scientists suggest that cratons combine with other cratons to form a supercontinent, a huge continuous stretch of land, called Vaalbara.

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  • NASA-engineered collision spills new Moon secrets


    A scientific team led by Brown University has produced the first detailed description of what lies below the surface at the Moon's poles. The soil and subsurface harbors water and an assortment of other compounds, including carbon dioxide, ammonia, free sodium, and, in a surprise, silver. The finding stems from a NASA mission that slammed a rocket into the Moon's south pole last fall. The collision threw debris into sunlight more than a half mile above the surface. Results are published in Science.

  • NASA Solved The Mystery Of The Moons Strange Glow!


    A recent NASA study on lunar dust may have found the reason behind the moon's strange glow, and it's not what scientists expected.

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    Static Electricity May Transport Dust Across Airless Planetary Bodies

    A NASA-funded research team, led by Mihaly Horanyi at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder), has conducted laboratory experiments to bring closure to a long-standing issue of electrostatic dust transport, explaining a variety of unusual phenomena on the surfaces of airless planetary bodies, including observations from the Apollo era to the recent Rosetta comet mission.

    The Moon Is Probably Older Than We Thought - and Life Could Be Too

    The moon is older than previously thought, pushing back the clock for when conditions on Earth were suitable for life, research published on Wednesday shows. A new analysis of zircon fragments trapped in rock samples retrieved by the Apollo 14 astronauts shows that the moon is 4.51 billion years old, meaning it formed within 60 million years of the birth of the solar system.

    The Mystery Of Moon Dust

    When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin returned from the moon, their cargo included nearly fifty pounds of rock and soil, which were packed in an aluminum box with seals designed to maintain the lunar surface's low-pressure environment. But back at Johnson Space Center, in Houston, scientists discovered that the seals had been destroyed-by moon dust.


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  • Ancient Aliens: The Hollow Moon | History


    Some say there is evidence that supports the Hollow Moon theory in this clip from Season 11, Episode 11, Space Station Moon. #AncientAliens
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  • The Mystery Of The Moon Is Finally Solved!


    For 55 years, scientists have not fully understood how the moon was formed, and why the far side and the near side look drastically different. Now, they believe they finally have solved this mystery, and Trace is here to tell you all about it.

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    55-year old dark side of the Moon mystery solved

    The Man in the Moon appeared when meteoroids struck the Earth-facing side of the moon creating large flat seas of basalt that we see as dark areas called maria.

    Dark side of the moon: 55-year-old mystery solved

    This mystery is called the Lunar Farside Highlands Problem and dates back to 1959, when the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 transmitted the first images of the 'dark' side of the moon back to Earth.

    Moon's Age Revealed, and a Lunar Mystery May Be Solved

    Scientists have pinned down the birth date of the moon to within 100 million years of the birth of the solar system - the best timeline yet for the evolution of our planet's natural satellite.

    Does the Moon Rotate?

    Attentive observers on Earth might notice that the moon essentially keeps the same side facing our planet as it passes through its orbit.

    Why Do People See Faces In The Moon?

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  • Sprites - First Sighting


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    On 6th July 1989, physicists from the University of Minnesota test out a new low-light camera they plan to use for a high altitude rocket experiment. They point the camera East at some stars and what looks like a distant thunderstorm. When playing the tape back something catches their attention, two funnel-shaped flashes of light lasting just a few thousandths of a second. The team estimates that the flashes are 20 miles above the clouds and an astonishing 12 miles tall. By pure chance they’ve accidentally captured the first image of what would subsequently become known as a “sprite”.

    Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the night sky. They are triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between an underlying thundercloud and the ground.

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  • Moon Mysteries Investigated 3


    Clip 3 from the National Geographic episode 'Moon Mysteries Investigated' broadcasted Dec 07.