Images of the Infinite: Since its deployment in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with spectacular, awe-inspiring images and enriched our understanding of the universe. These images help scientists to document the life cycle of stars. The Hubble Deep Field image has provided scientists with one of the deepest core samples ever taken of the universe. This program highlights the history and top science findings of the telescope, as well as taking you on a tour through the solar system, the Milky Way Galaxy and to the limits of the visible universe using spectacular Hubble images. This program addresses or relates to Indiana State Education Social Science Standards: (ES.2.2)
The Planets: Come along on a trip through the solar system and see the Grand Canyon of Mars, the stunning rings of Saturn, and visit Pluto where our sun is just another bright star in the night sky. The sun and its array of planets, moons, and comets is just one example of countless such systems in our galaxy. This program addresses or relates to Indiana State Education Science Standards (5.2.1), (6.2.3), (6.2.4), (ES.2.1), (ES.2.2)
Galaxies: This program was written and narrated by award-winning science writer Timothy Ferris. The viewer is taken on a journey through the Milky Way and the galaxies beyond to explore the Universe and our place in it. This program addresses or relates to Indiana State Education Science Standards (ES.1.4).
The Explorers: Exploration is the hallmark of our species. Curiosity drives us to venture into the unknown. This program provides a unique look at human exploration of the Pacific Ocean by Polynesian people and the coming human exploration of Mars.
Monster Black Holes: Huge black holes are now thought to exist in the centers of most galaxies. This program explains the properties of black holes, where they come from and the evidence for truly monster black holes-even in our own Milky Way galaxy.
The Search for Another Earth: We now know of hundreds of planets orbiting nearby stars. Many of these planets are unlike anything astronomers expected to find. Astronomers are on the verge of discovering planets like Earth. Learn how these discoveries are made and how we can search for life on these new worlds.
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