Stephen Hawking's Universe

Stephen Hawking's Universe is an astronomical documentary series, presented by Stephen Hawking, discussing the history of astronomy, origins of the universe, dark matter and black holes. The series consists of six episodes dealing with subjects related to some big questions: "Where do we come from? How did the universe begin? Why is the universe the way it is? How will it end?" Each of the episodes carries one big question like that and tries to find answers to the question. The series includes many interviews with leading astronomers and scientists as well as some commentary from Stephen Hawking. And throughout the series, computer graphics are used to illustrate some of the concepts that cannot be video-taped such as the moment of the Big Bang or the collapse of a star.

Episode 1 - Seeing is Believing

Episode 1 - Seeing is Believing
Where did we come from? This episode illustrates the long history of astronomy from the ancient Greece to the present: Eratosthenes and Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Edwin Hubble.

Episode 2 - In the Beginning
Did the universe have a beginning? This episode is about our understanding of the initial moment of the universe: the Big Bang theory.

Episode 3 - Cosmic Alchemy
What is the universe and everything in it made of? This episode tells the clues of how the many elements that make up the chemistry of our universe could come into being after the Big Bang.

Episode 4 - On the Dark Side
What is the destiny of the universe? This episode features the scientists who are searching for dark matter consisting of more than 99% of the mass of the universe.

Episode 5 - Black Holes and Beyond
Are black holes real? This episode is about the discover of black holes and beyond: Ultraluminous quasars and supermassive black holes, wormholes, and singularities.

Episode 6 - An Answer to Everything
Is there a theory that will encompass everything in the known universe?

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