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Discovering Space


Space - fascinating, mysterious, complex.

This section helps you explore the Universe: the Big Bang, our Solar System, the development of cosmology and significant events in space history.  Learn about satellites, asteroids, microbiology and becoming an astronaut. And in astrobiology examine the development of life on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets.

Your journey starts here!

Interacting Spiral Galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163. Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)
Interacting Spiral Galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

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The UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space.

The UK's thriving space sector contributes £9.1 billion a year to the UK economy and directly employs 28,900 with an average growth rate of almost 7.5%. (The Size and Health of the UK Space Sector 2010/11, preliminary survey results.)

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