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On the dark side

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, 4.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Partial animation   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Program 4: At night the stars are seen in the blackness of space. But is the space empty? In the 1950's an American scientist discovered that the stars in rotating spirical galaxies seem to be held together by an unseen force. Vera Rubin proposed the idea that the space between the stars was filled by invisible stuff she called dark matter. Scientists now believe that dark matter could make up an unbelievable 99% of  Read more...
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Named Person: Stephen Hawking; Vera C Rubin; Stephen Hawking; Vera C Rubin
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: 39297536
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, 4.
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 4: At night the stars are seen in the blackness of space. But is the space empty? In the 1950's an American scientist discovered that the stars in rotating spirical galaxies seem to be held together by an unseen force. Vera Rubin proposed the idea that the space between the stars was filled by invisible stuff she called dark matter. Scientists now believe that dark matter could make up an unbelievable 99% of the universe. The race is now on to find this mysterious stuff hoping to determine if the universe will expand forever or end as a frozen desert or contract under the force of gravity into a "Big Crunch."

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