Looking Up - 25 Jan 23

Pamela Kassen, an astronomer from Edinburgh, is here in Cape Town and talks to Kechil about the latest from the James Webb Space Telescope, a telescope up in space whose data she works with. Here she describes that the universe has far more galaxies than originally thought, and it is a colourful place.
25 Jan English South Africa Places & Travel

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Looking Up - 22 Mar 23

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Looking Up - 15 Mar 23

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Looking Up - 08 March 23

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