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The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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      Episode 1 - Blast Off

      Blast Off explores our cosmic origins, how our star was born out of a cloud of gas and dust that itself had been recycled through many generations of star birth

      46 mins
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      Episode 2 - Live from Mars

      A lecture exploring the Red Planet, from what it looks like to whether it might harbour life, with the latest developments on the Beagle 2

      48 mins
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      Episode 3 - Planet Patrol

      An exploration of the planets in our Solar System, from what they are made from to how they came to be so different

      49 mins
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      Episode 4 - Collision Course

      A fascinating lecture charting what rocky traffic is lurking out in deep space, whether it might be a danger to us - and what could be done to avert Armageddon

      48 mins
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      Episode 5 - Anybody Out There?

      The final lecture explores where life survives in the most extreme places on Earth, to try and predict where else in the Solar System other life forms might exist.

      48 mins
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