Space exploration

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    Video caption: Why Mars-bound astronauts may go to Iceland first

    With a similar landscape to other worlds, it could aid research into extra-terrestrial missions.

  2. String theory - a simple way to understand the universe

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    Video caption: Theoretical physicist Dr Michio Kaku offers a simple guide to how the universe works.

    Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains why he thinks string theory is the best way to understand how the universe works.

  3. Space Robots

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    Video caption: Maddie finds out about the robots we use in space and how they help us here on Earth too.

    Join Maddie as she finds out how the robots astronauts use in space have helped us to create robots we use here on Earth. Maddie visits a research centre to meet a Mars rover robot.

  4. Rockets

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    Video caption: Maddie finds out how space rockets work and how they take astronauts into space.

    Join Maddie as she finds out how space rockets work and how they take astronauts into space. We discover how thrust and rocket fuel work when a rocket engine blasts off into space.

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    Video caption: Brilliant tech inside James Webb Space Telescope

    There's some remarkable UK technology inside the soon-to-launch successor to the Hubble observatory.

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    Video caption: Countdown rehearsal for James Webb Space Telescope

    The lead controller for the launch of Hubble's successor rehearses his countdown routine for the BBC.