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The Universe

We only have to think for a moment about the vastness of the universe to gain some perspective on our daily lives and concerns.  Learning about our place in the universe and exploring its scale and history can be one of the great pleasures of life, and can both fill us with a sense of wonder and also provide us with a new, broader, wiser view on our lives and the world around us. 

 

The following links provide useful overview information on the universe:

NASA


There are few better places to start learning about our planet and our universe than NASA's website.  It contains an amazing selection of information, guides and beautiful pictures, including those from the Hubble telescope.  If you ever need some perspective on your life, just have a browse around here for a bit!

The scale of the universe


A mind-blowing journey in scale from the smallest thing in our universe to the largest - the universe itself.

Video - Carl Sagan on the history of the universe


The highly respected scientist gives an acccessible overview of the history of the universe, and where humans and our planet fit within it.
 
 

Video - one relative size of our planet


Compared to the other planets in our solar system and stars in our little corner of the universe - our galaxy.

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