Simply the Best Documentaries

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Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still
Sisters of the Sun
Jupiter: Destroyer or Savior
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
What is the World Made of
The Lives of the Stars
The Edge of Forever
The Backbone of Night
Blues for a Red Planet
The Rivers
Travellers Tales
Operation Condor
Is Gun Crime a Virus
Earth: Venus Evil Twin
Bush and Obama: Age of Terror
Hiroshima 2 of 2
Magnificent Desolation Walking on the Moon
Wildest Weather in the Cosmos
When Knowledge Conquered Fear
A Sky Full of Ghosts
Neptune and Uranus
The Punk Syndrome
Inequality for All
Quimica: The Order of the Elements
Kingdom of the Desert
The Nightmare
The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
Mars: the New Evidence
Unafraid of the Dark
How to Make Money Selling Drugs
Journey from the Center of the Sun
How to Collapse a Superpower
How Do I Decide

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Stephen Hawking on Black Holes
Stephen Hawking on Black Holes 2016

The film looks at the latest understanding of black holes, featuring an interview with Stephen Hawking. Black holes are one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. They behave in a way that is contrary to laws of physics and one has never actually been seen. However, the recent detection of gravitational waves, as predicted by Einstein, proves that black holes exist and provides a way to investigate their remarkable behaviour and properties.

Category:Science  Duration:   

Invisible Universe Revealed 25 years of Hubble
Invisible Universe Revealed 25 years of Hubble 2015

25 years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope. In honor of Hubble's landmark anniversary, know the remarkable story of the telescope that forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it". But amazingly, when the telescope first sent images back to earth, it seemed that the entire project was a massive failure; a one-millimeter engineering blunder had turned the billion-dollar telescope into an object of ridicule. It fell to five heroic astronauts in a daring mission to return Hubble to the cutting edge of science. Hear from the scientists and engineers on the front line who tell the amazing Hubble story as never before. This single telescope has helped astronomers pinpoint the age of the universe, revealed the birthplace of stars and planets, advanced our understanding of dark energy and cosmic expansion, and uncovered black holes lurking at the heart of galaxies. For more than a generation, Hubble's stunning images have brought the beauty of the heavens to millions, revealing a cosmos richer and more wondrous than we ever imagined. Join us for the story of this magnificent machine and its astonishing discoveries.

Category:Technology  Duration:53:30   

How Small is the Universe
How Small is the Universe 2012

The biggest rabbit-hole in history: the search of the smallest thing in the Universe. It is a journey where things don't just become smaller but also a whole lot weirder. Scientists hope to catch a glimpse of miniature black holes, multiple dimensions and even parallel Universes. As they start to explore this wonderland, where nothing is quite what it seems, they may have to rewrite the fundamental laws of time and space.

Category:Science  Duration:59:00   

The Hawking Paradox
The Hawking Paradox 2005

Stephen Hawking is the most famous scientist on the planet. But behind the public face lies an argument that has been raging for almost 30 years. Has he been wrong for the last 30 years? Hawking shot to fame in the world of physics when he provided a mathematical proof for the Big Bang theory. This theory showed that the entire universe exploded from a singularity, an infinitely small point with infinite density and infinite gravity. Hawking was able to come to his proof using mathematical techniques that had been developed by Roger Penrose. These techniques were however developed to deal not with the beginning of the Universe but with black holes". Science had long predicted that if a sufficiently large star collapsed at the end of its life, all the matter left in the star would be crushed into an infinitely small point with infinite gravity and infinite density – a singularity. Hawking realised that the Universe was, in effect, a black hole in reverse. Instead of matter being crushed into a singularity, the Universe began when a singularity expanded to form everything we see around us today, from stars to planets to people. Hawking realised that to come to a complete understanding of the Universe he would have to unravel the mysteries of the black hole and its paradoxes

Category:Science  Duration:49:00   

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