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Scientists have made astounding progress in their grasp of the universe. But what remains to be understood? Investigate some perplexing aspects of space that science has uncovered in the last half-century. Learn about the mysterious trajectory of the Pioneer spacecraft (known as the “Pioneer anomaly”). Explore two of the longest-standing problems in astrophysics: dark matter and dark energy. And even try to map the shape of space-time.
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5 out of 5 stars
By EmilyK on 03-29-18

great short lecture

This is a wonderful short lecture by Neil Tyson that got me motivated to buy the Great Courses series it is taken from. This is a lecture that should appeal to all lifelong learners, even ones with little science background.

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5 out of 5 stars
By E. Allison on 03-23-18

Extremely interesting!

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Very short but a fascinating glimpse into the field of astrophysics. It's easy to see why Professor deGrasse Tyson is so popular - he breaks the subject down into layman's terms which makes a very complex subject much more accessible. His passion for his field makes him a captivating speaker. I will be moving on to his other lectures, enjoyed this immensely.

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