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Lunar Exploration

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this information booklet looks at how our knowledge of the Moon has been built up through observation, unmanned exploration and the lunar landings of the Apollo missions. Sections include: * Experiments on the Moon * Moon rocks * Structures on the lunar surface * Beneath the...
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Infrared Astronomy

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this booklet describes the advances and uses of infrared astronomy. Using this wavelength to observe the universe allows astronomers to visualise phenomena such as dust clouds involved in the formation of new stars and identify elements present in the atmosphere of distant...
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Quick Guide: Medical Applications of Physics

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner teaching out of subject or needing a refresher.This is a resource produced by current experts in the field of medical applications of physics...
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Quick Guide: Exoplanets

This quick guide, from triple science support, describes exoplanets, which are planets that orbit stars outside of our solar system.This is a resource produced by current experts in the field of astronomy to provide teachers with an understanding of current scientific thinking which they can apply in...
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Quick Guide: Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at radioactive waste and examines the options for its disposal. It is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner teaching out of subject or needing a refresher.This is a resource produced by current experts in the field of...
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Quick Guide: Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide discusses how we are increasingly familiar with the Global Positioning System (GPS) through in-car satellite navigation systems (satnav). A simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner.This is a resource produced by current experts in the...
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Quick Guide: The Large Hadron Collider

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide is a summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner. The principle behind this experiment is simple: smash two counter-rotating beams of protons together at a very high centre-of-mass energy.This is a resource produced by current experts in the field...
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Quick Guide: The Sun

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at the Sun, our local star and our main provider of energy. As our most important star, scientists are keen to understand how the Sun works and what effects it might have on other objects in the solar system.The quick guide is a simplified summary of...
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Quick Guide: Fuel Cells

This quick guide, from triple science support, is about energy costs rising, the changing environment, and which alternatives to fossil fuels are being sought. Fuel cells are part of the electrochemical energy conversion and storage device family.This is a resource produced by current experts in the field of...
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Quick Guide: Spectroscopic Methods

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at infrared spectroscopy, which deals with the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner.This is a resource produced by current experts in the field of spectroscopy to...
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