EPISODE 12: Peering Into a Black Hole

Astronomers hope the Event Horizon Telescope, a synchronized network of radio antennas as large as the Earth, will take the first ever picture of a black hole, an abyss so deep no light can escape.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/science/black-hole-event-horizon-telescope.html

EPISODE 11: Hubble Reflects the Cosmos

After 25 years, the Hubble Space Telescope is still surprising us. Hubble has been called the most important advance in astronomy since Galileo, and its greatest discoveries might still be ahead.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/science/25-years-later-hubble-sees-beyond-troubled-start.html


EPISODE 10: Orbiting a Blue Marble

The International Space Station is as far as humans go in space these days, but it is at just the right distance to capture astonishing images of Earth.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/02/science/earth-the-marvelous-blue-orb.html


Episode 9: Einstein’s Telescope

A century after Albert Einstein proposed that gravity could bend light, astronomers now rely on galaxies or even clusters of galaxies to magnify distant stars.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/06/science/astronomers-observe-supernova-and-find-theyre-watching-reruns.html


Though it is sedate in comparison with other stars, our sun is a volatile neighbor, a thermonuclear furnace fueling spectacular storms that send high-energy particles and radiation far out into space. 

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/science/living-with-a-star.html

Episode 7: Born from Dust

In galactic nurseries like the Orion Nebula, clouds of gas and dust mingle, birthing new stars and planetary systems. The ALMA radio telescope made a recent observation of possible planets being born.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/science/space/a-picture-captures-planets-waiting-to-be-born.html

Episode 6: A Captured Ice Moon

Neptune's moon Triton was the last stop on Voyager 2's tour of the outer planets. It is one of the coldest objects in the solar system and a big brother of Pluto, which NASA will visit next year.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/science/bound-for-pluto-carrying-memories-of-triton.html


Supercomputer simulations show the moment when a pair of neutron stars collide, collapse into a black hole and tear themselves out of the visible universe.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/science/space/how-to-make-a-black-hole.html

Episode 4: Echoes of Light

In space, light can live on in the form of echoes. Exploding stars send light waves rippling across space, illuminating clouds of dust and gas that might otherwise be invisible. 

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/science/space/the-v838-monocerotis-star-still-has-astronomers-heads-exploding.html

Episode 3: Storm Chasing on Saturn

The sun is slowly rising over Saturn’s North Pole, exposing an immense six-sided hurricane. The storm, big enough to swallow four Earths, was first spotted by the Voyager missions in the early 1980s.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/science/space/storm-chasing-on-saturn.html


Recently astronomers have used a cosmic web imager to visualize simulations of dark matter, showing how the large scale structure of the universe grows and the nests in which galaxies are hatched.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/science/space/stalking-the-shadow-universe.html

Episode 1: Colliding Galaxies

Recently Hubble Space Telescope measurements have confirmed that the Milky Way will collide with a sibling galaxy known as the Andromeda nebula in about two billion years.

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NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/science/space/andromeda-and-the-milky-way-a-merger-of-galactic-proportions.html

Teaser Trailer

Above is the trailer we edited together with future episodes in mind... enjoy.
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Below:  Pitch exploration videos with different animation techniques from NASA still photography.

Below:  Storyboards designed from our Times standard: