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Triumph of Life: The Four Billion Year War
The End of God
Feed up
Fractals Hunting the Hidden Dimension
Why are Thin People not Fat
Ice Age Giants: Land of the Sabre-Tooth
Back in Time
Secrets Of The Solar System
Kalahari
Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier
Video Games: The Movie
The Great Levelling
I am Ali
Living with Predators. Conservation
Machu Picchu Decoded
Deep Space Disasters
Stephen Hawking on Black Holes
IMAX Hubble
The Art of Flight
The Story of Maths To Infinity and Beyond
Ocean Deep
Mighty Amazon
Jerusalem
Atari Game Over
Art of Spain: The Dark Heart
The Ivory Game
Dawn of the Driverless Car
The White Helmets
Pax Romana
Fascination Coral Reef
Race for Absolute Zero
Volcano
How to Grow a Planet Life from Light
Arrival
Is Poverty Genetic
The Power Of The Placebo

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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

Our Place in the Milky Way
Our Place in the Milky Way 2012

An exploration of Earth's cosmic neighbourhood. Looking beyond the borders of our solar system, what's nearby in our galaxy? How do the other objects in our local area influence life on Earth? And, how did Earth's place in the galaxy make it the perfect place for the development of advanced life? Now that the Voyagers have visited the outer planets of the solar system they are heading for new adventures in places astronomers call the Oort Cloud, the heliopause, heliosheath and eventually they may encounter double stars and exoplanets, some of which may pay a visit to the solar system one day or explode showering us with radiation. If the Voyagers live so long they will experience the local fluff, local bubble and other parts of the habitable zone of the galaxy.

Category:Science  Duration:44:00   Series: The Universe

Travellers Tales
Travellers Tales 1980

The journeys of the Voyager probes is put in the context of the Netherlands in the seventeenth century, with a centuries-long tradition of sailing ship explorers, and its contemporary thinkers (such as Constantijn Huygens and his son Christian). Their discoveries are compared to the Voyager probes' discoveries among the Jovian and Saturn systems. In Cosmos Update, image processing reconstructs Voyager’s worlds and Voyager’s last portrait of the Solar System as it leaves is shown.

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

The Persistence of Memory
The Persistence of Memory 1980

The idea of intelligence is explored in the concepts of computers (using bits as their basic units of information), whales (in their songs and their disruptions by human activities), DNA, the human brain (the evolution of the brain stem, frontal lobes, neurons, cerebral hemispheres, and corpus callosum under the Triune Brain Model), and man-made structures for collective intelligence (cities, libraries, books, computers, and satellites). The episode ends with speculation on alien intelligence and the information conveyed on the Voyager Golden Record.

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

 
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