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Hubble's Canvas - Volume Two (Non-Profit)


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Space, the final frontier, comes into focus for the armchair astronaut with Hubble's Canvas, a series of 30-minute programs that reveal the artistry and explains the science of outer space. Hubble's Canvas is narrated by noted astronomy columnist Ivan Semeniuk.

From its lofty perch high above earth's atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope can see both nearby and distant objects with unwavering clarity. With its breathtaking views of deep space the Hubble Space Telescope bridges the separate domains of art and science. Its images form a direct connection between the human spirit and the most powerful forces of nature.

The remarkable story of one of humankind's most stunning scientific achievements, Hubble's Canvas provides key insights and showcases striking images of breathtaking beauty.

Disc One includes the first three episodes of this series and includes:

Episode 4: Cosmic Perspective & Etched in Time
Our ancestors thought the sky was flat, but we now know it as a place of infinite depth. Only Hubble can make the jump across those huge distances with stunning clarity. This is an outward-bound journey from "here to infinity" showing all the scales where Hubble operates.

Hubble not only looks out into space, it looks back in time. The further light travels to reach the telescope the further back in time we see the object that emitted the light. With the long exposure Ultra Deep Field, Hubble can actually look to the time when the galaxies were still assembling.

Episode 5: Grand Design & Stretching the Canvas
The forces of nature, operating at large and small scales create a universe of symmetry and form. Now we consider the interplay of those forces in creating structures as dramatic as Saturn's rings and the Whirlpool Galaxy, a classic example of a grand design spiral.

The matter we see, both the bright stars and gas and the dark dust, is really just the tip of the iceberg. By watching how galaxies rotate, astronomers realized there must be something else there that is invisible but exerts a powerful gravitational pull. This is dark matter. The Hubble Space Telescope not only has allowed us to learn more about dark matter, but about dark energy, the mysterious force that is causing the universe to accelerate outwards.

Episode 6: Vanishing Points & Still Life?
There are monsters loose in the cosmos, giant black holes that devour matter and spit out high-speed jets of atoms. These monster black holes offer our best chance to study how the laws of physics operate under the most extreme circumstances.

Hubble has revealed a universe of stirring beauty, one that seems tailor made to produce creatures that can view and enjoy it. Hubble is paving the way to our discovery of new planets, and setting the stage for one of the biggest discoveries in astronomy expected in the next generation, namely, the discovery of other planets like Earth.

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NTSC widescreen 16:9
TRT: 78-minutes

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