The Western Lines

August 31, 2010

Origins – Back to the Beginning

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the fourth and final episode of the highly acclaimed PBS documentary series “Origins” hosted and presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The final installment of this series is entitled “Back to the Beginning” explores how the colossal, mind-boggling forces of the early universe made it possible for habitable worlds to emerge.


The clues begin with a race among scientists to capture lingering echoes of the big bang’s ferocious energy in a microwave “whisper” from deep space. The race pits underdog astronomer Tony Readhead and his improvised detector in the high Andes against NASA scientists and their state-of-the-art satellite probe. Tyson shares his excitement with viewers as computer animation of the big bang’s echo emerges on the screen. It’s as close as we can get to a “photograph” of the primordial universe.

Here we glimpse the seeds from which all the galaxies, stars, and planets eventually grew.

Origins Part 4 – Back to the Beginning

http://www.youtube.com/p/9415235F3E2B28BC?fs=1&ap=%2526fmt%3D22&hd=1

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