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Black holes and beyond

Author: Stephen HawkingDavid FilkinPhilip Martin, (Television director)Frank LangellaWNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, 1997.
Series: Stephen Hawking's universe, 5.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Partial animation   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Program 5: Discusses Hawking's specialty, black holes. With the invention of radio astronomy over 50 years ago many astronomical discoveries came to light including ultraluminous quasars, wormholes, black holes and singularities. It was discovered that quasars, bizarre objects billions of light years away with a power output greater than all of the stars in our galaxy put together, shine brightly as matter is sucked  Read more...
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Named Person: Stephen Hawking; Stephen Hawking
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking; David Filkin; Philip Martin, (Television director); Frank Langella; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Uden Associates.; David Filkin Enterprises.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; PBS Home Video.
OCLC Number: 39297708
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Each cassette contains 2 programs.
Originally broadcast on PBS in 1997.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Narrator, Frank Langella.
Performer(s): Narrator, Frank Langella.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Stephen Hawking's universe, 5.
Other Titles: Stephen Hawking's universe.
Responsibility: Thirteen/WNET/Uden Associates/David Filkin Enterprises co-production in association with BBC-TV ; series producer, David Filkin ; series director, Philip Martin.

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Program 5: Discusses Hawking's specialty, black holes. With the invention of radio astronomy over 50 years ago many astronomical discoveries came to light including ultraluminous quasars, wormholes, black holes and singularities. It was discovered that quasars, bizarre objects billions of light years away with a power output greater than all of the stars in our galaxy put together, shine brightly as matter is sucked into a black hole and heats up due to friction. Such discoveries seem to allow for travel over millions of miles of space or even time travel and have even led to SETI--the search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence--looking for stray alien communications.

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