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This short documentary brought to you by the people at VICE explores the ‘Water Bear’ which is known as the first organism that can withstand the vacuum of space. The European Space Agency experimented with these invertebrates and found that they can survive the harsh conditions, vacuum and radiation found in space.
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Professor Brian Cox reveals how fundamental scientific principles and laws to explain not only the history of the universe, but the story of us all.Destiny. Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox boldly steps an even bigger stage – the universe. Who are we? Where do we come? For thousands of years mankind has turned to religion and the myth of the answers to these enduring questions. But in this series, Brian has a different set of answers – answers of science.Stardust. At the second stop in his exploration of the wonders of the universe, Professor Brian Cox goes in search of the essence of humanity to respond to the most important questions of all: what are we? Where did we come from? This film is the story of matter – the material they’re made of.The Fall. In the third episode, Professor Brian Cox in the history of the force that shapes the entire universe – gravity. Gravity seems so familiar, and yet it is a strange and striking forces in the universe. From a zero gravity flight, Brian experienced the feeling of weightlessness total, and considers that the amount of density effect has had on the world around us.Messengers. In the last episode of the epic Professor Brian Cox across the universe, he travels from the Burgess Shale fossils in the sands of the world’s oldest desert to show how light is the key to our understanding of the entire universe, including our own deepest origins.
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The universe has always existed? How did a place that could harbor life? NOVA presents some startling new answers in Origins, a new series of 4 parts. New clues from the frontiers of science are presented by astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. As the host of Origins, Tyson leads viewers on a journey to the beginning of time and deep space in search of the first movements of life and its traces on other worlds. The documentary is very scientific, taking into account all options / possibilities as possible. Everything is well done. Just when you think you are going to jump from one idea or just a hint that they do a good job addressing the issue. Topics include: How the Earth was formed, how common is a planet like Earth, the search for extra-solar planets, the chemistry of life, the formation of molecules of life, big bang theory, cosmic microwave background and more?. If you like documentaries about the origins of life and space, then this is a chance that you will enjoy. I strongly urge all members of “”Planet Earth”" for a couple of hours of entertainment and information to understand what we know today about the origin of the Earth. Even if you disagree, which gives an idea of what consensis popular in the scientific community today.
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Two parties, documentary about two of the deepest questions there – is everything, and what is not?In two epic, surreal and mind-expanding movies, Professor Jim Al-Khalili seeks an answer to these questions, exploring the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind nothing apparent.The first part, everything is Professor Al-Khalili set out to discover what the universe might actually be similar. The journey takes him from the distant past the limits of the known universe.Along the way he traces the extraordinary story of men and women who discovered the truth about the cosmos and investigates how our understanding of space has been shaped by mathematics and astronomy.
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Where did everything come from? How did it all begin, the universe and everything? Easy. There was a big bang, 13.7bn years ago, since when the universe has been expanding, right? Well, that used to be correct. But now a bunch of pointy heads are beginning to question this, and Horizon: What Happened Before the Big Bang? attempts to put their thinking across in a way that might make some sense to those of us whose heads are less pointy.
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The particle physicist and ex D: Ream keyboardist Dr. Brian Cox wants to know why the universe is built the way it is.He believes that the answers are in the force of gravity. But Newton thought gravity was powered by God, and even Einstein did not completely solve it.Heading out with his film crew on a journey across the U.S., Brian laser fire to the moon in Texas, goes mad in the desert of Arizona is the curvature of space and time in a maximum security military base, tries to detect ripples in our reality in the swamps of Louisiana and the search for hidden dimensions just outside Chicago.
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From the earliest years of human flight, pilots and astronauts from around the world have encountered UFOs high in our skies and beyond.The History Channel UFO Black Box Secrets revealed for the first time the cockpit and control tower audio recordings of pilot and astronaut confrontations and sightings of unidentified flying objects high in our skies.From a detailed account of one of the very the first reported pilot case – for Arnold in 1947 – to recent recordings over New England and Texas and NASA recordings and video from 2005 The program includes interviews with pilots, witnesses and experts, including UCLA’s Joseph Nagy, actor Ed Asner, and pilot / UFO researcher Don Berliner.
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What if in the distant realms of our galaxy there is a planet similar to ours where life can exist?Using the latest technology and telescopes, scientists are exploring the outer reaches of our solar system, searching for life, and reexamining how they perceive life on other planets. This documentary shows us the sights and sounds of distant worlds, as astrobiologists explain how life could exist on them. With the most modern telescopes, scientists are now seeing more complex ecosystems on our neighbouring planets than they had thought to exist. Vast salt water oceans, active volcanoes and molecules that could start life are present in many of the planets. Could life be starting on other planets? Is a primitive form of life that once was the beginning of humans now possibly active on other planets? We may not be alone.
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If humans were going to visit another planet in our solar system, the first possible planet would be Mars. Its deserts are similar to earth’s, with dunes and mountains full of iron oxides. Though its atmostphere isn’t friendly to humans, it does have potential similarities to earth, like the possibility of underground oceans and ancient bacteria life-forms. With it being the closest planet to earth, Mars has caught our attention as the first planet we could explore.
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A stellar explosion, the supernova is the sensational death of a star. Can shine as bright as 100 billion Suns and radiate as much energy as the Sun emits more than 10 million years.Jets of high-energy light and matter are propelled into space and cause enormous bursts of gamma rays and emit intense X-ray radiation for thousands of years.Astronomers believe this process creates the same building blocks of planets, people and plants. Meet the world’s leading supernova hunters, and take a look at recorded supernovas throughout history.
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Moon is a revealing documentary that tells the tale of US deceit to undermine the powers and capabilities of The Soviet Union during the heights of Cold War.It shows footage of how Apollo 11 never made it beyond Earth’s Orbit and staged their mission to fool the Soviet Union about US strategic capability.It is very difficult to travel across the deadly bands of radiation called the Van Allen Radiation Belts, which surround the Earth, beginning at an altitude of 1,000 miles and extending an additional 25,000 miles.This game of deceit, geed and injustice is truly shocking and unsettling.
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"We’re already finished trough 2013 and the world continues to wake up to the fact that we are not alone in the universe. Of course there is no evidence but scientists are working everyday to find out something unknown. 2013 was a busy year rewarding us with new knowledge about the outer space life - not exact theories but speculations which make everything much easier to understand."
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The Secret: Evidence We Are Not Alone tells the story of how the leaked government documents prove that the United States has recovered many unidentified flying objects, popularly called flying saucers, since 1941. Bu, has withheld this information on flying objects from the public. This feature is not a rehash of the old Roswell crash scenarios, providing evidence that the first U.S. crash was in Missouri in 1941.The film shows that these documents were examined using forensic techniques and have been declared genuine by experts who examine the subtleties of paper, ink age, watermark, type fonts, classification stamps and markings.The documentary build on the content of the documents and the amazing story and facts they reveal. The Secret focuses on the supportive positions taken up by some of the very distinguished advocates like Astronaut Ed Mitchell, and researchers Stanton Friedman, Timothy Good, and Michael Lindemann. The film however, does provide some dissenting views adding the skeptical voice into the documentary.
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"Grey aliens are the most common creatures imagined while talking about the other life existance. Nobody knows whether they exist or not but the speculations and theories prove that this kind of alien creatures are most likely to occur anywhere in the universe. More than a half reported alien incidents include sightings of the famous Grey aliens. Greys are typically depicted as dark grey-skinned diminutive humanoid beings that possess reduced forms of, or completely lack, external human organs such as noses, ears or sex organs. Abduction by these alien type creatures claim to be extremely traumatic, similar to an abduction by humans or even a sexual assault in the level of trauma and distress."
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Inside the Milky Way takes us thousands of light years into the heart of the largest clusters of galaxies that we can see. It explores the history of the Milky Way, hunt for black holes, see how stars are born and die and lets us see the galaxy from a different perpsective.Great graphics, 3D visuals and computer simulations of other worlds lead to a fun and informative documentary.
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This documentary fascinating but academically presented uses recently declassified military documents and scenes never seen by the public to provide a detailed chronicle of the history of the atomic bomb.The film was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The creation of technology and the Cold War that followed are graphically represented.One scene shows Russians particularly vexing challenge the nuclear test ban and trigger the largest atomic explosion in history.The film also includes interviews with designers bomb survivors and also shows rare images of interesting devices for launching bombs and exploded them scenes in space. Some of the scenes come from the latest special effects technology.
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‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ aims to expose the truth behind the first moon landing.This film is meant to entertain as well as enlighten the viewers. To this end, it features an interview with Stanley Kubrick’s widow, who claims that Kubrick and other Hollywood producers were recruited to help the U.S. government win popular support so that money from the public fund could be used to finance the space programs.Kubrick’s 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968) had inspired a lot of people hence he was asked by the then President Nixon to ensure that no promotional opportunities were missed given that it apparently seemed very difficult to transmit live pictures from the first moon landing. Kubrick was provided a special NASA lens to shoot Barry Lyndon.This film deeply investigates this entire affair and illustrates how images could be manipulated and blended with facts, fiction and hypothesis to create a master piece of hoax. It further shows how archival footage, false documents, real interviews taken out of context or transformed through voice-over or dubbing, staged interviews, as well as, interviews with astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and others were used to create the video of the first moon landing.
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Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, spotted the super dense planet using the HAT Net global network of automated telescopes. The HATNet global network of automated telescopes, scans a large fraction of the Northern Hemisphere sky every night. These astronomers have finally discovered the second planet i.e. HAT-P-2b and were astonished with their discovery about this Planet.Scientists further came out with more information like its temperature and gravity power. They also compared that with Earth and were really dazed. HAT-P-2b has a temperature ranging from 1000 to 2000°C,gravity 15 times stronger than Earth, and a year that lasts just 5.6 of our days. It is also one of the odd planets in the cosmos.The unusual gas giant located 440 light-years away in the constellation Hercules, turns out to be the most massive planet found outside our solar system so far. Watch this documentary to know more about the Weirdest Planets.
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"The Day Before Disclosure'' is a documentary explaining the ongoing awareness and the consequences of what can potentially be the single, one of the most important event in the whole human history - the day when the UFO and ET existance becomes a world wide accepted reality. Terje Toftenes founded ""New Paradigm Films"" in 2006 as a result of long interest in the fields of new science, spirituality, UFOs and philosophy. He is an award winning film maker with a background with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. His vision is to build a catalog of informative high quality films giving first hand insight in the topics of the new paradigm.
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On July 7th 2005, the United Kingdom was attacked in its capital, London, by terrorists who killed 52 innocent people and injured hundreds more. One of the victims was Italian born Benedetta Ciaccia who boarded the circle line from Liverpool Street. As her train approached the first stop along her journey, Aldgate, her life was violently and unfairly ended by the bomb blast. Raj Babbra was her former long term boyfriend and best friend. He explores Benedetta’s life story and recounts their relationship from his perspective from the moment they met to her untimely sudden passing. This powerful and moving true story shows how love and friendship knows no boundaries in time, space, life or death. lifewithloss.org
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If the academic tone and depth historical fact that Cosmos miniseries science similar to National Geographic magazine, then Hyperspace is like the National Enquirer.Each episode centers around a dramatic question (Will asteroid destroy Earth? Could a black hole sucking our sun?) Discussed with slick computer-generated eye candy, but a little less content, for example, an episode holds that humans need to colonize other planets, because the sun will one day expand and burn the earth to ashes, but never mentions that the expansion of the sun is not going to happen over millions of years.However, the hyperspace are a variety of interesting ideas and may prompt viewers to learn more. The graphics are beautiful, Sam Neill host an intelligence projects interesting, and you have to love a TV show that treats scientists like rock stars. Young fans of science fiction will enjoy immensely.1. Star stuff. Come on a journey a journey like no other, a journey into the depths of the universe. Look toward the night sky, what you see? The planets, stars, a million points of light. His look at their universe. This show will take you there. You will experience firsthand the wonders of the universe. His power and the danger is and take a closer look will bring even space to Earth. Search for extraterrestrial life, witness the birth of new worlds and I discovered what happens in the spatial effects of all of us here in the small planet we call home.2. Staying Alive. Take a ride on the planet Earth is a wonderful place. But do not take for granted, because one day you might just disappear forever. This is the story of the universe in which we live and the dangers we face just by being here. We will fly with the witch comets and asteroids threaten all life on our planet. Here on Earth will be recreated fall long head of our sun around the galaxy and see developed witch disaster could spell the end for us all. Our planet is in peril, our mission is to stay alive.3. Black Holes. Mankind, ignorant of this as we go about our lives without knowing that in the depths of space lurks an invisible monster. Destroyers powerful enough to destroy our Sun and leave our Earth a shattered burned ruin You are about to enter the world of Killer last of the Universe. You will be there when the monster is created in the heart of a dying star. Let’s look is, until the signs in the darkness of deep space. This is the history of energy that could one day destroy us all.4. Are we alone. We all grew up thinking if we are alone in the universe, or if one day we come face to face with an alien. This is the story of the search for extraterrestrials. ET does not exist in reality. Go on a journey to discover. Visit alien planets in search of life. Dive into the oceans of the moons away. On Earth, astronomers explore the universe for extraterrestrial life and find the answer to one of the big questions of life. Is there life on other worlds, or it could be that we are completely alone and completely?5. New Worlds. The sun, bright, powerful and life-giving. But this is the history of the sun and how one day the sun will become our enemy. If we survive, we must leave Earth. We have to find new homes and surprising new places and change from other worlds to recreate the land we left behind. In the distant future, our Sun will become a monster. It will burn throughout the life of our planet and destroy entire worlds and, finally, the sun still destroy itself. That will happen. One day our sun die and when it does we will go with him. Time to think ahead.6. Go boldly. We humans have come a long way to travel to our world in search of new lands, extends to the corner of the world forever. But now it is time to look to new destinations, go once more into the unknown. This is the story of our journey into space. We will fly to the stars on a boat navigating in the starlight. We will explore the edges away from the cosmos by taking a roller coaster ride through the very structure of our cosmos. Let’s find a machine that has mapped out the heavens like never before.
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Literally burned by its proximity to the Sun, Mercury and Venus are hostile worlds.One started with the craters from cosmic collisions, and the other, a vortex of sulfur dioxide, carbon and acid rain.Prime examples of planets gone awry, do these serve as a warning for ominous scenarios that could someday threaten Earth?Vanguard uses computer graphics to show what life on other planets & to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in this alien atmosphere.
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Nominated for an Oscar, this 36-minute IMAX production offers a state of the art computer-generated journey through the universe, and tries to identify the role of human beings who live within its vastness.Among the topics covered a variety of the greatest scientific theories known to exist – some of which have never before been visualized on film – as well as a guided tour through the cosmos and the solar system, and a look at the nature of black holes and exploding supernovas.This offer IMAX us not one but two trips – one in space (which goes around the world of quarks) and one at the time (going from the first cells of humans).These two monumental undertaking, but unfortunately this only half-hour film can offer us a good idea. It features beautiful images, but travel itself losing much in translation to the TV screen. It is only recommended for those seeking relaxation.
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Mars is nearest Earth’s planetary neighbor, and for decades scientists have been curious about the red planet called, asking if there might be life there, how its soil and terrain is different from ours, and if the water can be found. While sending a manned space mission to Mars has been considered outside the scope of the U.S. space program in 2001, the National Aeronautics andSpace Administration approved a mission to send two rovers to Mars – wheeled robots that send images and data to Earth.An intensive two-year program resulted in two robotic rovers (Spirit and Opportunity are called) to be sent to Mars, which have given scientists and researchers on Earth a new vision of what the planet really is.Roving Mars is a documentary that offers a detailed look at the people behind the Mars Rover program, how the machines were built and what they can do, and what has been learned since arriving at their destination. Roving Mars was shot and originally exhibited in the form of high-definition IMAX film.
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In June 2000, astronomers made an extraordinary discovery. That promises to solve one of the biggest problems in cosmology – how and why galaxies are created. Incredibly, the answer has to do the strangest objects, destructive and terrible in the universe – a supermassive black hole. Scientists are beginning to believe that these forces of pure destruction actually favoring the birth of galaxies and are therefore at the heart of the creation of stars, planets and life.Exactly how our galaxy was created has mystified astronomers and physicists for years. Although there have been many theories, there is little evidence to explain how the gas in the early Universe condensed to form the galaxy we see today. Now scientists realize they’ve been missing a vital ingredient – a supermassive black hole. The immense gravity of a giant black hole could cause the gas to collapse in the first place. For beating the gas around a giant black hole would result in the light of stars, planets and life itself. Despite being the most destructive thing in the universe, scientists now think our supermassive black hole could be crucial in the creation of the galaxy as we know it.The supermassive black hole in our galaxy may be the reason for our existence, but recent work suggests that it may also be our end. Currently the Earth is so far from the black hole that can affect us, but physicist John Dubinski thinks all that could change. In January 2000, graphically simulated the final fate of the galaxy. In 3 billion years we will collide with another galaxy, Andromeda. The resulting apocalypse will force the Earth and our Solar System out of orbit. Dubinski has calculated a worrying 50:50 chance that we will be sent at full speed towards the black hole at the center of this maelstrom. This would be fatal for the Earth.
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Prepare for takeoff with this stunning high-definition six-part series that tells the story in an epic effort from NASA. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the space agency, to continue the mission of John Glenn Mercury to orbit the earth, the historic first steps on the moon Neil Armstrong, unprecedented spacewalk to repair Hubble stories, and more!Celebrate the greatest missions of humanity with stories that are literally out of this world, shown in stunning clarity and told the astronauts and engineers who were there, including exclusive interviews with the astronauts known as John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin and Charlie Duke, more recently-digitized images of the original mission of the secret film vaults of NASA.Ordinary Supermen – NASA selects seven men to become the first astronauts, all test pilots who are willing to risk their lives. No one has ever survived a vertical launch on top of a rocket, but it is believed that the only way to put an astronaut into Earth orbit. NASA and U.S. astronauts, the Mercury seven, are on a journey into the unknown. Six of the men travel into space, each launch taking NASA further forward in their struggle to conquer the cosmos.Friends and Rivals – Nine new astronauts arrive at NASA. Their mission? Proof of all necessary procedures for land men on the moon and bring them safely to land. Each Gemini mission launches two men in space, leading to some of the best moments of NASA: Ed White’s spacewalk, the first encounter orbital Gemini 6 and 7, and the first space docking of Neil Armstrong.Eagle’s Landing – The Apollo program is set to achieve the ultimate prize of the Space Race, landing men on the moon. However, there is a fire in the pressurized capsule of Apollo 1, resulting in the deaths of three astronauts loved. However, NASA rebounds, launching men into deep space and landing Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon.Explorers – Apollo 13 astronauts placed the ultimate test, returning a damaged spacecraft back safely to earth. Apollo 17 sends man to the longest mission yet to the surface of the moon, but it’s the last lunar mission for generations. Now it’s time for a new phase in the program: converting an unused Saturn V rocket, NASA launches Skylab, America’s first space station.The Shuttle – In its first 20 years, NASA launches capsules carrying a maximum of three. But new requirements for a larger cargo hold of the system a breakthrough in spacecraft design. The development of the reusable shuttle leads to a revolutionary approach to space travel. Meanwhile, the pioneers of NASA’s manned programs are leading the way in the modern era of the space age.A home in space – One of the most complex ever built, the Hubble Space Telescope is expected to transform our understanding of the universe. But once that is in orbit NASA discovers a serious problem, a defective main mirror. NASA sends a team of astronauts to fix the problem in its most high-profile mission and from the Apollo era. NASA the confidence to start building the International Space Station.
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The Revelation Of The Pyramids takes an in depth look into one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Mystery has surrounded these epic structures for centuries with theories varying from the scientific to the bizarre.However with over thirty-seven years of in depth research taking in sites from China, Peru, Mexico and Egypt, one scientist has as at last managed first to understand and then to reveal what lies behind this greatest of archaeological mysteries: a message of paramount importance for all mankind, through time and space.
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What if the moon we know never existed? What if it suddenly disappeared from our skies? What would happen to the earth?It controls the tides, the rythem of the seasons and the stability of our planet, so why would happen if it just wasn’t there?Using computer graphics, scientists explain the problems and situations that would happen if the moon wasn’t there.
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Approximately 5 billion years and fewer than 333,000 times the mass of Earth, discovering the charming history of the sun, the heart of our solar system and the driving force of life on Earth. The Sun is by far the brightest object in the sky. It is so bright during the day its light drowns nearly everything else in space. The sun is so powerful that even from Earth, their light can damage eyesight. So never look at the Sun directly or through a telescope.The best time to appreciate the majesty of the sun from Earth during a solar eclipse occurs. Then the Moon passes in front of the Sun and so it disappears temporarily from the sky. Life on Earth depends entirely on the energy it receives from the sun. This energy is produced when hydrogen atoms fuse inside the Sun to form helium. The Sun consumes four million tons of hydrogen every second.Still, it’s so big that our sun has enough fuel to keep shining for another five billion years. The solar energy production is estimated at 386 billion, billion megawatts. So in 15 minutes the sun radiates as much energy as mankind consumes in all forms, for a whole year.
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Secret Space exposes the dark occult world of NAZI Germany. The world, which saw Jews and ex-French Resistance fighters serving as slaves to develop rocket-based weapons such as the V2 and the V1 ‘Doodlebug’ – the forerunner of today’s ‘Cruise’ missile. The documentary exposes the fact that nearly all the first American astronauts into space were high ranking 32 and 33rd degree Freemasons. And that the brother of one of the Apollo Mission managers was appointed Sovereign Grand Commander of all Freemasons in America.The film explains how ex-SS Nazis were brought to America by the CIA under ‘Project Paperclip’ and given senior posts at NASA. It also shows NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasedena which was set-up by Jack Parsons – a rocket engineer, a disciple of Aleister Crowley.The film suggest that since late 1940s onwards, an unholy alliance of O.T.O devotees, NAZIs and senior 33rd degree Freemasons dupe the American taxpayer of billions of dollars. They fake several moon missions and all this is undertaken to further their work on secret ‘black budget’ operations. The black budget operations are a series of secret space programmes which are responsible for designing space vehicles and weapons systems to thwart attacks by alien craft.The film shows the ‘Baby Shuttle’. ‘Baby Shuttle’ is a small space shuttle which fits inside the payload of the existing space shuttle. It is then released into outer space for secret operations.Secret Space draws upon important documents, photos and footage which show the covert workings of space programmes.
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ESA’s Anniversary Movie DVD Hubble – 15 years of discovery covers all aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope project – a journey through the history, the first years of life with problems and successes last Hubble scientists.This portrait, directed by Lars Lindberg Christensen, contains large amounts of unpublished footage of superb quality. With more than 500,000 copies distributed, this DVD movie is probably the science documentary ever more widely available.The film is presented by an ESA scientist, Dr. Robert (Bob) Fosbury, who has used the Hubble for his own research on many occasions.
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In deepest space lurks a force of almost unimaginable power. Explosions of extraordinary violence, are blasting through the Universe every day. If you hit our solar system that would destroy our Sun and all planets.For years nobody could figure out what was causing the bang. Now scientists believe they have identified the culprit. It is the most extreme object ever found in the universe, but they have dubbed a “hypernova.”The Cold War cosmology. The mystery began in 1967. A U.S. military satellite was launched to detect Soviet nuclear tests that the Pentagon secretly believe that taking place on the dark side of the moon. In contrast, the satellite picked up evidence of explosions far bigger than any bomb. Something that emit bursts of gamma rays – the deadliest form of energy known – on a massive scale. What’s worse, these blasts just kept coming.Breaking the law. For decades scientists were baffled. Especially worrying is the evidence that these bursts could be coming from the farthest reaches of the universe, billions of light years away. If so, then for we see on Earth that had to be on a scale that was beyond our comprehension. According to some, these explosions were so big you could even violate the most sacred law of all science: Einstein’s famous equation on the mass and energy, E = mc ². Unless the law supports our understanding of how our universe nothing works.Live fast, die young. It was not until 1997, when a satellite pinpointed the exact location of these explosions, that scientists began to solve the puzzle. It appears that these huge explosions are caused by the death throes of stars twenty times the size of our Sun, that burn and explode, creating hypernova. So, what developed was a chain of events that ultimately point to some of the most exotic wonders of the Universe: stellar nurseries (where new stars are born) and black holes.Observations show that – instead of disappearing as an explosion might be expected to – radiation continues to leave the area of a hypernova. This issue is a constant feature of the process of star birth. Astronomers conclude that the hypernova grows rapidly along with other normal stars in a nursery, but burns when his contemporaries are still in their infancy.Pointing to the past. Find a hypernova, therefore, also have traced a part of space where stellar synthesis is underway. So some scientists now believe that large hypernova explosions may be the key to open one of the great unsolved mysteries in the universe: how the first stars were made at the dawn of time.
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Shooting hot plasma at almost 1 million miles per hour, and containing 99 percent of all matter within our solar system, our Sun is an amazing thing. Its core temperature is a brilliant 27 million degrees Fahrenheit, and it is ever-moving.Secrets of the Sun explores the sun using new spacecraft and advanced, Earth-based telescopes, allowing scientists to see the sun like never before. The scientists’ work help us understand what is going on in the sun, including new ideas on how to predict and track solar storms that can shut down our communication and power grids. This understanding could help stabilize our infrastructure against the storms in the future, keeping us ‘in the light’ so to say.
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July 1947 is a historical moment which shook the whole world. There is no question that something crashed to the ground that night, but there seems to be no hard drawn conclusion among the different theories. Some may say that this theory could be a cover up of what really happened that night and other might relate AREA 51 to this. Nevertheless we have to agree that Roswell is a mystery up to this day - who knows maybe Aliens really do exist but we are just not able to comprehend the thoughts and ideas of another life.
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The great PBS science series Nova scores another hit with Mars: Dead or Alive, capturing all the excitement surrounding the Mars rover landings of early 2004.Originally broadcast as the first of the twin rovers (“Spirit” and “Opportunity”) was experiencing temporary problems of communication with mission controllers Land of wheels, this fascinating hour-long episode chronicles the risky 820,000. $ 000Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project from design to touchdown, dramatically illustrating (through the use of detailed simulations and sophisticated computer animation) the considerable chances of failure-a nail-biting game considering never fully two-thirds of all previous Mars missions reached their destination.Through rigorous testing and initial failure of the MER parachute system to the transmission of photos celebrating the landing site pristine “Spirit”, we see how intensely complex and emotionally involving the missions, especially for an astronomer at Cornell University chief scientist Steve Squyres and MER and his dedicated team of colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.The races are on the line as technical problems accumulate, and you feel the same mixture of fear, anxiety and euphoria that accompanied the historic return of Apollo 13. A bonus interview with the Mars mission pioneer Donna Shirley puts everything into perspective resonance, celebrating science and the MER missions as an essential human activity.
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“This film captures the spirit of Mars pioneers who refuse to let their dreams be put on hold by a slumbering space program. Their passionate urge to walk the soil of an alien world is infectious and inspirational. This film is the manifesto of the new space revolution.” James CameronThe Mars Underground – Pioneers for the Next WorldLeading aerospace engineer and Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin has a dream. He wants to get humans to the planet Mars in the next ten years.Now, with the advent of a revolutionary plan, Mars Direct, Dr. Zubrin shows how we can use present day technology and natural resources on Mars to make human settlement possible. But can he win over the skeptics at NASA and the wider world?The Mars Underground is a landmark documentary that follows Dr. Zubrin and his team as they try to bring this incredible dream to life. Through spellbinding animation, the film takes us on a daring first journey to the Red Planet and envisions a future Mars teeming with life and terraformed into a blue world.A must-see experience for anyone concerned for our global future and the triumph of the human spirit.
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This documentary is co-produced by James Bamford, an investigative journalist and the best-selling author of ‘The Puzzle Palace’ and Emmy Award-winning producer Scott Willis. It follows the secret undertakings of The US and The USSR, who were both running parallel space programs so as to launch military astronauts on spying missions prior to the race to the moon by both the countries in the 1960s.This documentary reveals new clues about the space programs undertaken by both of them in a desperate attempt to undermine the military and nuclear superiority of the other. The public and even the astronauts were initially not told about the main mission of the Air Force run program of the U.S., named Manned Orbiting Laboratory, disguising the orbiting spy station under the pretext of scientific research. In fact, the Manned Orbiting Laboratory was designed in a way that two astronauts could operate an array of intelligence-gathering instruments, including a telescope capable of resolving objects on the ground as small as three inches. In footage broadcast for the first time, a mock-up of the Orbiting station’s interior as well as astronauts training for different phases of the mission was demonstrated.
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We have come half a million miles from Earth’s surface for a mini solar system of over 60 moons rotating around a powerful planet of gas.The flowing colors and spots are rare beauty, but contain violent storms and jet streams.Could this big, bright ball of turbulent weather that has been the star of Bethlehem? Could one of its moons harbor life beneath its icy crust?Jupiter, the giant planet, is the king of many questions about our solar system and could possibly have the answers.
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April 12, 1961 – Yuri Gagarin is about to do what no other person has seen in the history of humanity – Earth from space.Over the next 108 minutes you will see that most people in life. What places the first cosmonaut waited silently gliding over the world below? How does it feel to see the oceans and continents sailing from such a height?In a unique collaboration with the European Space Agency, and the crew of Expedition 26/27 International Space Station, this film shows what Gagarin first witness of the past fifty years.By matching the orbital path of the Space Station, to the extent possible, the Gagarin’s Vostok spacecraft and shooting the same view of the Earth through the new giant dome window, astronaut Paolo Nespoli, and documentary filmmaker Christopher Riley, have captured a new view high-definition digital Earth below half a century after Gagarin’s first witness.Weave these new viewpoints, along with historical recordings of the time Gagarin (with Englsih subtitles) and an original score by composer Philip Sheppard, this is a fascinating movie to share with people around the world in this historic anniversary.
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Only a man with a brain the size of Stephen Hawking seriously the challenge of answering the question: How did the universe begin? in less than 30 minutes, while intended for the general population.Conference Hawking is a master class in the conciseness and clarity of thought. It rotates through the history of thought on the subject, beginning with a view of biblical principles that the world was created by God around 6,000 years ago. And it was not the only theory dreamed cockamanie the following millennia. Until the 20th century, the dominant thinking considers the universe as eternal, static extension that has no beginning or end, and where, as Hawking is, “nothing exciting ever happened.”Hawking himself, of course, has been instrumental in overturning many of the proposals on the false origin and development of the universe, refute (in his doctoral thesis, for the love of God), the “rebound” theory, which proposes that the universe expanded and contracted in time infinitely.And his work with Gary Gibbons in the 1970′s and early 1980 ran a viable mechanism that explains why the universe is “lumpy” of galaxies, instead of uniformly distributed matter through. “It was a problem I thought I would answer,” says Hawking. An authority to talk about what they know to the general public?
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Every day there are things from space hurtling towards earth. Some burn up in our atmosphere, others crash into our planet, some just miss us by mere kilometers. It Fell From Space shows us what can hit earth, from tiny meteors to pieces as big as Mount Everest.
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Astronomers are closing in on the evidence that has sought for years that one of the most destructive objects in the universe – a supermassive black hole – is lurking in the center of our galaxy. Could explode and consume our galactic neighborhood?NOVA brings us to an amazing investigation into one of the most bizarre corners of cosmological science: black hole research.From horizon to the singularity of events, secrets hard to a supermassive black hole is revealed through stunning computer generated images, including a simulation extraordinary it might seem to fall into the belly of the beast that devours everything.The space itself is falling inside the black hole. It’s more like a river falling over a waterfall. It’s like, except it is space itself that is falling off the cliff. There is a place where space begins to move faster than light, so light is trying to get out. It’s like a kayaker, trying to make their way upstream in a river that is too fast. They were dragged to the center of the black hole.
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With the help of massive machines called particle accelerators, scientists studied the subatomic realm and made discoveries about the forces that operate at that level. But the search for a full explanation continues.In particular, physicists have tried to find a way to reconcile Einstein’s model of space-time, which seems to work best when applied to large objects like stars and galaxies, and the theory of quantum mechanics, which provides an explanation of electromagnetic and nuclear forces to make sense of reality to the smallest level.In recent years, some have proposed a new solution called string theory, in which tiny particles are loops that vibrate like violin strings in a multidimensional space.In the mathematical calculations that make string theory, gravity is a byproduct of the process. While string theory offers a possible solution to the ultimate question of the ages, there is a problem: Scientists have not yet found a way to test the theory experimentally to demonstrate that it is just a smart idea. List of all episodes here: through the hole.
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"You've probably heard about the existence of water on Mars. But what does this actually mean? Is there a slight chance of unknown life on mars that lived million or even a billion years ago? This kind of possibility has fuelled man's quest to visit the Red Planet. Man's attempts to reach Mars have pushed technological boundaries past their limit and raised the prospect of establishing human colonies beyond our own planet.Horizon has explored how scientists believe the only way to truly understand Mars is to send people there. If and when we do, it will be the most challenging trip humanity has ever undertaken."
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After 40 years, man is preparing to return to the moon. But this time not only to land astronauts on the Moon – they plan to stay.From his office in Nevada, Dennis Hope has created a business of several million dollars of goods for sale real moon. But scientists believe the real prize is trapped in the rocks on the Moon.It contains large deposits of an extremely rare gas called helium-3. Helium-3 could be extracted and used as a new energy source almost inexhaustible, clean and free of contamination on Earth?Whoever succeeds in transporting Helium-3 to Earth could solve the global energy crisis. Who will win what has been dubbed the second Moon race? And we should be taking advantage of the valuable resources of the moon at all?