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Microwaves, cosmology, and the Big Bang are just some of the topics covered by this well-thought out set of educational materials created by the dedicated staff at the Open University's OpenLearn program. This particular educational unit includes eight primary sections, including "Distances of galaxies", "Introducing cosmology", and "The primordial nuclear abundances". Visitors can log in to keep track of their progress within each unit, and they can also offer their own review of the materials offered on the site. Each section comes complete with graphs, photographs, artistic renderings, and illustrations that complement the written text quite nicely. Interested parties can also choose to view the materials in different formats, including as an RSS feed, print-ready documents, and so on. Overall, the site offers great insight into the world of the Big Bang for a more casual audience.

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  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Education > General

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    NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Science,Science -- Informal education,Science -- Space sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928115230724T,Space Science,Science -- Astronomy,Education,NSDL

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    English

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