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The Complete Cosmos Boxset

The Complete Cosmos Boxset
Product Code: BDV003
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The Complete Cosmos box set is an encyclopaedia of space and astronomy on DVD, exploring the Solar System, our Milky Way and the Universe beyond. From the big bang and the formation of the planets to black holes and the farthest quasars, the film tells a crisp, intelligent and highly visual story uninterrupted by interviews or on-screen hosts. 

Disc 1 - The Solar System:
HUB OF THE PLANETS
 

  • THE SUN - Covers the birth, life and death of the Sun, interior dynamics and exterior fireworks, sunspots, the corona, solar winds and everything you need to know about our local star
  • MERCURY - The most comprehensive portrait ever of this scorched little planet. Takes a look at double sunrises, craters, cracks and, incongruously, maybe polar ice
  • VENUS - Looking at the planetary hell beneath the clouds, the poisonous, crushing atmosphere, seating heats, volcanoes and a runaway greenhouse effect

EARTHSPACE

  • EARTH - The evolution of the earth and of life, its internal structure, continental drift, day length, seasons, oceans, climate, weather and El Nino
  • MOON(aka Luna) - The story of the Moon and its birth from collisions, its influence on Earth, Apollo landings and the recent discovery of water
  • AURORAE AND ECLIPSES - Taking a look at celestial shows, how the solar wind conjures an aurora, lunar and solar eclipses explained and a recent eclipse of the Sun

MARS, LIFE AND IMPACTS

  • MARS - Could cold arid Mars be the next place we land? Looking at polar caps, volcanoes, the biggest canyon ever seen and the possibility that Mars once had oceans
  • LIFEQUEST - Is there life elsewhere in the Solar System? Could life be sustained on Jupiter's moon Europa or even Saturn's moon Titan in the future?
  • IMPACT! - Exploring the threats of comets and asteriods and what would happen if the spacerock that slew the dinosaurs hit New York today

OUTER PLANETS

  • JUPITAR - Bigger than the other planets combined, Jupitar is a turbulent gas giant with 16 moons. We take a voyage through this mini Solar System
  • SATURN - Exploring the many rings and moons of this exotic gas cloud and a preview of a landing on Titan, a moon like primitive Earth
  • URANUS AND NEPTUNE - The outer giants. Uranus has a crazy tilt and a chaotic moon called Miranda and Neptune with tempests and a moon spurting geysers
  • REALM OF THE COMETS - Looking at comets and where the originate, the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt and the possibility that pluto isn't a planet at all (recently declassified)


Disc 2 - Discovery Into Deep Space:
MAN IN SPACE

  • SPACE FRONTIER - Human space exploration, from Yuri Gagarin's first orbit of space to the race for the Moon and the Apollo landings
  • HIGH LIFE - Living and working in space, triumphs, tragedies and everyday practicalities on the Russian space-station Mir and America's Space Shuttle
  • WHERE NEXT? - The possibility of a spaceport in Earth-orbit, the colonisation of the Moon and Mars, the taming of Venus, plus an elevator into space!

PIONEERS

  • BREAKTHROUGH! - From the ancient sky-watchers of Babylon to space-age cosmology, the story of astronomy featuring Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton and Hubble
  • EARTH PATROL - Launched into Earth-orbit, these are the satellites that monitor the health of our planet. Looking at the ozone, the melting ice-caps, weather, deforestation and navigation
  • ROBOTS - A look at our scouts in the Solar System. Probes that trail-blaze on Mars, plunge into Jupiter and land on Saturn's moon Titan

COSMIC FOCUS

  • HUBBLE'S EYE - After astronauts fix its faulty optics, the Hubble Space Telescope peers back through time to the depths of the cosmos
  • LIGHT FANTASTIC - Visible light reveals only part of the Universe. We look at how other wavelengths fill out the picture, from gamma-rays to radio
  • MILKY WAY - Our galaxy explored and light years explained. Looking at the life and death of stars, supernovae and the clouds where stars are born

DEEP SPACE

  • INFINITY - Looking at the structure of the Universe, galaxies, clusters, strands and how we measure to a nearby galaxy and to the farthest quasar
  • BIG BANG, BIG CRUNCH - The theory of the Big Bang explained and how from that cataclysmic explosion the Universe continues to expand, but will it stop and reverse?
  • BLACK HOLES, DARK MATTER - Although invisible, black holes betray their presence, which is the same with dark matter: the missing 90% of the Universe


"Highlights just how good a non feature DVD can be." DVD Menu Autumn 2000 

"The menu is very clear and easy to use. The pictures are stunning and the soundtrack very high quality."Spaceflight 

"These computer generated images of black holes ... will astound you." PC Advisor

Product Info
Format 2-DVD | Region 0 | NTSC
Language & Duration English | 250 Minutes
Classification Exempt
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