Measuring the Universe

25 April 2013
Presented by Ben Valsler, Dominic Ford.

We talk to Planck Scientists at the Kavli Institute in Cambridge, and Nick James, an amateur astronomer who has set up a security camera on the side of his house to observe shooting stars. Plus we answer more of your space science questions.

In this episode

01:15 - The cosmic microwave background

The cosmic microwave background
with Anthony Challinor and Steven Gratton, the Kavli Institute, Cambridge

09:32 - Is there a standard stationary object in the Universe?

Is there a standard stationary object in the Universe?

12:30 - The latest astronomy news

The latest astronomy news

21:35 - Dark matter on the ISS

Dark matter on the ISS

25:47 - Filming shooting stars

Filming shooting stars
with Nick James, the British Astronomical Association

34:38 - Can IR filters improve a camera's function at night?

Can IR filters improve a camera's function at night?

40:30 - Did 2012 DA14 change the Earth's orbit at all?

Did 2012 DA14 change the Earth's orbit at all?

42:59 - Can a planet produce its own oxygen?

Can a planet produce its own oxygen?

47:36 - Measuring the Universe

Measuring the Universe
with Anthony Challinor and Steven Gratton, Kavli Institute, Cambridge

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