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The Universe

The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet

The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet by Robert M. Hazen Viking

Sunday, 1 July, 2012, 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the science column headlined 'A far-fetched idea that might compute' in the Sunday Morning Post, it should have said: 'The number of computational steps the universe has already executed/calculated since the big bang has been estimated to be approximately 10[to power]120 steps in total so far; that would be - give or take - 10[to power]20 to 10[to power]30 steps/computations for each atom in

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Should mankind invest in the exploration of space?

Cathy Chan, 16, CCC Kei Chi Secondary School

American astronaut Neil Armstrong said, 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind', as he became the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.

Mankind has long been fascinated with the exploration of space. But many people argue that we should focus our efforts on improving our lives on Earth.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Reaching for the stars

I want to be an astronomer in future. I love stargazing. Stars are beautiful, and the starry skies look different in different seasons. This makes me realise how amazing the world is.

Many people think stars only appear at night, but actually they are there in the daytime too. It's just that the sun is too bright for us to see the stars.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

FILM (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Director: Stanley Kubrick

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: light pollution

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

A grand tour of the solar system

The Planets

By Dava Sobel

Published by Harper Perennial

ISBN 1 84115 621 3

If you recently enjoyed Stephen and Lucy Hawking's George's Secret Key to the Universe, the next awesome journey to take you into the cosmos should be Dava Sobel's The Planets. This is a thrilling trip to worlds about which we probably know very little.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Young duo explore the universe

George's Secret Key to the Universe

Lucy and Stephen Hawking

Published by Doubleday

ISBN 978 0 385 61181 7

George's parents are doing their bit to save the planet. They're vegetarians and don't like modern inventions. They wash their clothes by hand and don't own a car or use electricity.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Space: above and beyond

New TV series explains the mysteries of the universe - win a pair of free tickets to the first screening

A free screening will be held at the Hong Kong Space Museum next week to promote a new TV series.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

People making their mark on the universe

If we study the universe, we will discover significant facts about what's happening beyond our planet.

There are a lot of mysteries in the universe. It's important that we have a good understanding of the universe because Earth is polluted and we might need to move to another planet.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am