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Dr Meg Barker, OU Senior Lecturer in Psychology was invited to take part in a panel at the White... read more
The Rosetta Mission will end with a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September... read more
The Open University will launch its new Graduate School on 4 October to provide a focused flexible... read more
A miniature camera developed by space scientists at The Open University (OU) will open up a new... read more
Had Pluto itself not proved to be so spectacular when NASA’s New Horizons probe flew past last year... read more
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has left many EU citizens currently living in the UK... read more
The first batch of data from the European Space Agency (ESA) Gaia mission, which has mapped over... read more
It’s been a great few weeks for missions to small, primitive bodies. We’ve just about digested the... read more
Starting this month (September 2016), The Open University is to host seminars in Northern Ireland,... read more
Rosetta’s mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimanko is coming to an end – plans are already in... read more