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Universe

Investigate the Universe’s Unsolved Mysteries

Watch all 6 episodes of "Inexplicable Universe"
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Watch all 6 episodes of "Inexplicable Universe" and get unlimited access to thousands more videos on fascinating and useful topics – all part of your free trial!

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Is the Universe Singular?

Watch this FREE lecture as Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the long-term fate of the universe (including the collision of galaxies, the burning out of stars, and the decay of orbits into black holes). Also you will get a preview to quantum physics and string theory.

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Popular astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson is renowned throughout the scientific community and the media for his vast knowledge, penetrating insights, and amazing ability to make even the most intimidating areas of science accessible and enjoyable. Now, with The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries, you can join him for an edge-of-your-seat journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe.

Each of these six highly visual episodes introduces you to profound questions being addressed by the world’s top scientists. You’ll learn about staggering concepts such as quantum foam, dark matter, and dark energy; contemplate traveling through a black hole; probe the existence of multiple universes; consider whether time travel is possible; and much, much more.

6 Episodes (31 Minutes Each)

  1. History’s Mysteries

    Take a closer look at mysteries of physics that were once unexplainable but, thanks to quantum physics, are now better understood.

  2. The Spooky Universe

    Delve into mind-warping physics concepts such as time dilation and quantum tunneling.

  3. Inexplicable Life

    Delve into mind-warping physics concepts such as time dilation and quantum tunneling.

  4. Inexplicable Physics

    Examine the periodic table of elements, subatomic particles, string theory, and black holes.

  5. Inexplicable Space

    Uncover two of the greatest mysteries in astrophysics—dark matter and dark energy—and map the shape of spacetime.

  6. Inexplicable Cosmology

    Explore truly exotic concepts like quantum foam, the multiverse, multiple dimensions, and the likely fate of the universe.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D.

Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He is also a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the museum. Professor Tyson earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia University.

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Reviews

Smile2day
February 28, 2016

Lots of good stuff packed into 6 lectures

With his inimitable style and wit, Professor Tyson covers a variety of topics including the basics of general relativity, string theory, wormholes, and the origin of the word "quark" in particle theory. He makes difficult concepts easy to understand. The visuals for the course are also more appealing - the set for his lectures is a living room with white leather chairs and a telescope, rather than the usual brick wall and podium. Great primer for basic astronomy, physics and cosmology....Or if you've just wondered about the fundamentals of the world we live in...

Habiscus
November 29, 2015

Thought provoking science fundamentals

If you already have a solid base of scientific knowledge and are solely looking to increase the depth of your knowledge then this is NOT the course for you.

However, this IS the course for you if you fall into one of these two categories:

1) You are a scientific neophyte and want a short, entertaining synopsis of some of the key ideas of science.

2) You already have a good understanding of scientific basics but want to see them couched in novel, thought provoking ways.

Dr. Tyson’s presentations on the origin of life; the possibilities regarding interactions between humanity of extra-terrestrial life; the perception of time as viewed from the perspective of a photon; and how the evolution of the cosmos will gradually render pieces of the cosmological puzzle out of view are particularly insightful.

pilotpaul9669
May 8, 2015

Remarkable Stuff

Have you ever gone for a nice brisk walk on a cool and refreshing Fall day? And you feel completely re-energized?

Well, these lectures will have a similar effect inside the world of your ideas.The professor is brilliant and humorous, His pace is varied, and his presentations are both charming and unpredictable.

Well worth the time :)