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World's Toughest Fixes 20-Ton Eye

How do we see far off galaxies, discover new planets and stars and study the secrets hidden in space? Riley goes to Chile to visit the world's largest, most advanced optical combined telescope, which provides astrophysicists with some of the answers to questions about the Big Bang, the nature of matter and the origins of the universe. But at the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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Our Vancouver Seeing a Solar System Die the First Time

Astronomers are fascinated by new images captured showing a solar system's demise.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

Our Vancouver Bill Nye's Solarcraft

Scientists rejoice as the project is still on despite initial communication problems.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

The Nature of Things Planet Hunters

For millennia humans studying the stars had no idea if there were any other planets outside our solar system, let alone ones similar enough to ours to sustain life. The first extra-solar planet – or exoplanet – was only discovered in 1995.  Now, a new space-based telescope has discovered thousands more, and some of them may be just like Earth. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 1996 Space: What's Out There?

This report examines Canada's role in space exploration, focusing on the astronomical significance of recent discoveries and the development of space technology.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1996

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