COSMOS looks at the last 50 years of space discovery

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 Hey, Space Placers!

Looks like this is worth tuning in to…..

FROM NOVA PBS:

This new NOVA special explores the last five decades in astronomical discovery, as well as the most pressing questions cosmologists are now trying to answer. How did our vision of the universe get completely overturned in just a few decades, and what new surprises might lie just over the horizon? Since the 1970s and the launch of the Voyager missions, scientists have confirmed the existence of planets beyond our solar system, supermassive black holes, and thousands of previously unknown galaxies.

 

This film is the first of a two-part NOVA special tracing ground-breaking discoveries that have transformed our picture of the universe over the past 50 years. DECODING THE UNIVERSE: COSMOS sheds light on everything from exoplanets to supermassive black holes to the size and ultimate fate of the cosmos. DECODING THE UNIVERSE: COSMOS will also be available for streaming atpbs.org/nova, NOVA on YouTubeand the PBS AppPart two, DECODING THE UNIVERSE: QUANTUM will air in fall 2024.

 

“DECODING THE UNIVERSE: COSMOS” Premieres Wednesday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on PBS

How big is the universe? If it began with the Big Bang, will it also have an end? Is there life beyond our planet? Questions like these inspired the launch of Voyager I in 1977 and have driven innovative space research and exploration ever since. Trace the ground-breaking discoveries that have transformed our picture of the universe, from an age when we knew of no planets beyond our solar system, to today, when we have evidence of thousands and estimate trillions more. And follow the teams trying to solve two of the biggest mysteries in cosmology today: What are dark matter and dark energy?

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