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The UK is second only to the USA in space science and, although only a lucky few get the chance to become an Astronaut, studying physics can certainly help land you a job in space.

You could become a cosmologist and investigate the evolution of the universe; a planet hunter who searches for habitable planets around other stars; an astrophysicist who searches for dark matter and black holes, or an engineer that designs satellites or robots that land on other planets.

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Find out more about the European space company


The British National Space Centre

Royal astronomical society

Find out more about astronomy

Astronomy Technology Centre

The UK centre for astronomical technology.


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