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S281 Videocassette 1

Synopsis
3: Studies the formation of protostars through computer modelling of galactic cloud collisions filmed at the University of Wales, Cardiff.
Support video.
4: Explains the forces that are balanced within a main sequence star - considers gravity, gas pressure and radion pressure. Outlines quantum pressure and uses it to explain the structure of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.
5: Explains unexpected heating within outer planetary satellites by considering a phenomenon called tidal heating, which is explained at some length.
6: Demonstrates high-velocity impact experiments carried out in the 1970s at NASA AIMS. Explains different types of observed cratering in planets that have different atmospheres.
7: Shows some of the atmospheric effects seen in many of the planets of the solar system. Contains footage of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, with pictures of Venus and earth.
8: Outlines the working parts of a mass spectrometer and explains the use of mass spectrometry in identifying rocks of extra-terrestrial origin. Uses as an example the relative abundance of oxygen isotopes.
Series
Astronomy and Planetary Science, Course S281
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 76 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
AVAILABLE ONLY AS PART OF COURSE MATERIALS; 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Documentation
Accompanying notes.
Subjects
Astronomy; Physics
Keywords
atmosphere; mass spectrometry; meteorites; planets; quantum pressure; solar system; stars

Credits

Producer
Cameron Balbirnie

Sections

Title
Project work 1
Synopsis
3: Studies the formation of protostars through computer modelling of galactic cloud collisions filmed at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Title
Band 1
Synopsis
4: Explains the forces that are balanced within a main sequence star - considers gravity, gas pressure and radion pressure. Outlines quantum pressure and uses it to explain the structure of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.

Title
Magnetic sun, The
Synopsis
5: Explains unexpected heating within outer planetary satellites by considering a phenomenon called tidal heating, which is explained at some length.

Title
Band 2
Synopsis
6: Demonstrates high-velocity impact experiments carried out in the 1970s at NASA AIMS. Explains different types of observed cratering in planets that have different atmospheres.

Title
Formation of protostars
Synopsis
7: Shows some of the atmospheric effects seen in many of the planets of the solar system. Contains footage of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, with pictures of Venus and earth.

Title
Band 3
Synopsis
8: Outlines the working parts of a mass spectrometer and explains the use of mass spectrometry in identifying rocks of extra-terrestrial origin. Uses as an example the relative abundance of oxygen isotopes.

Title
Delicate balancing act, A

Title
Band 4

Title
Tidal heating

Title
Band 5

Title
Cratering

Title
Band 6

Title
Atmospheric circulation

Title
Band 7

Title
Mass spectrometry of meteorites

Title
Band 8

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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