Thursday, February 12, 2009

Watch the Known Universe

The National Geographic Channel will be showing Known Universe, a three-part special that will air on Sunday, February 15, from 8 to 11 p.m. (Check your local listings for your broadcast time).

The program will feature several people from Caltech: Michael Brown (Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy & Pluto Killer); Sean Carroll (senior research associate in physics); and astronomer Robert Hurt (Infrared Processing and Analysis Center).

Through a combination of current research data, cutting-edge computer graphics, and everyday examples, Known Universe aims to explain "the most mind-boggling aspects of our universe"—from the size of our solar system to the most powerful explosions, and the dynamic relationship among speed, time, distance, and gravity.

The link above has clips from the show and more cool stuff.

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