The Known Universe – Sizing Up The Universe

Join us today on Discovery Enterprise as we embark on another incredible and visually stunning odyssey through a staggering forty three orders of magnitude. This will be a journey that will take us to the very edge of the observable universe and into the microcosmos for a glimpse at the ultimate constituents of matter – the quarks.

From the enormous universe in which we exist to tiny atoms that make up the building blocks of everything around us, size matters when it comes to understanding the cosmos. Starting with our solar system, we’ll explore the true meaning of word “big.”

Odds are you saw a model of the solar system made in grade school. With incredibly realistic CGI, we’ll reveal how that model, if built to scale, wouldn’t fit inside a football field, much less a classroom. Ever wondered what would happen if you were sucked into a black hole? Or, if wormholes could make time travel a reality? And could life on Earth survive a huge meteor strike like the one that took out the dinosaurs? From the Big Bang to the possibility of alien life and deep space travel, scientists expand our understanding of the universe.
The Known Universe – Sizing Up The Universe


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