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Nascar The IMAX Experience
First Celts
Ice
George Harrison Living in the Material World 2 of 2
Evolution: Great Transformations
Aftermath Population Zero
Another Earth
January to March
George Harrison Living in the Material World 1 of 2
Taking To The Air
Attenboroughs Paradise Birds
Project Greenglow The Quest for Gravity Control
Meditation Can It Change You
Deepsea Challenge
Holy War
The Captains
The Ultimate Wave
Zeitgeist The Movie
Einsteins Nightmare
Tofu: Good Sex Bad Sex
The Cove
Underwater Universe of the Orda Cave
Blues for a Red Planet
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Life and Death of a Star
The Viking Sagas
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
What Makes Me
Can Alzheimer Be Stopped
Are We Still Evolving
Jupiter
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
The Seven New Signs of the Apocalypse
One Soldier Story: The Journey of American Sniper
Curing Cancer
South Pacific Fragile Paradise

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Unafraid of the Dark
Unafraid of the Dark 2014

Tyson describes the discovery of cosmic rays by Victor Hess through high-altitude balloon trips. Swiss Astronomer Fritz Zwicky, in studying supernovae, postulated that these cosmic rays originated from these events instead of electromagnetic radiation. Also tells how Vera Rubin observed that the rotation of stars at the edges of observable galaxies did not follow expected rotational behavior leading to consider the existence of dark matter. This further led to the discovery of dark energy to account for the increasing rate of expansion of the universe. Tyson then describes the interstellar travel of the two Voyager probes. Tyson tells the Carl Sagan's role in the Voyager program, including creating the Voyager Golden Record to encapsulate humanity and Earth's position in the universe. Tyson concludes the series by emphasizing Sagan's message on the human condition in the vastness of the cosmos, and to encourage viewers to continue to explore and discover what else the universe has to offer.

Category:Science  Duration:43:00   Series: Cosmos 2014

Cosmos Carl Sagan: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean
Cosmos Carl Sagan: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean  1980

Carl Sagan opens the program with a description of the cosmos and the Spaceship of the Imagination. The ship journeys through the universe's hundred billion galaxies, the Local Group, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way, the Orion Nebula, our Solar System, and finally the planet Earth. Eratosthenes' successful calculation of the circumference of Earth leads to a description of the ancient Library of Alexandria. Finally, the Ages of Science are described, before pulling back to the full span of the Cosmic Calendar.

Category:Science  Duration:01:00:00   Series: Cosmos

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Standing Up in the Milky Way
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Standing Up in the Milky Way 2014

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a tour of the Solar System and the known universe establishing the components of Earth's "address" within the Virgo Supercluster. He then shares the story of the person who championed an expansive understanding of Earth's place in the universe by presenting Renaissance Italian Giordano Bruno's vision of the universe as a limitless expanse of space and time. He then makes an exploration into the Cosmic Calendar, which dates back to the dawn of the Big Bang (similar to the presentation from episode 1 of the original series). The episode ends with deGrasse Tyson narrating how he met his mentor Carl Sagan, who hosted the first Cosmos series.

Category:Science  Duration:43:47      Series: Cosmos 2014

One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue
One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue 1980

Sagan discusses the story of the Heike crab and artificial selection of crabs resembling samurai warriors, as an opening into a larger discussion of evolution through natural selection (and the pitfalls of intelligent design). Among the topics are the development of life on the Cosmic Calendar and the Cambrian explosion; the function of DNA in growth; genetic replication, repairs, and mutation; the common biochemistry of terrestrial organisms; the creation of the molecules of life in the Miller-Urey experiment; and speculation on alien life (such as life in Jupiter's clouds). In the Cosmos Update ten years later, Sagan remarks on RNA also controlling chemical reactions and reproducing itself and the different roles of comets (potentially carrying organic molecules or causing the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event).

Category:Science  Duration:01:00:00   Series: Cosmos

 
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