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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Series Summary
``Family Guy'' creator Seth MacFarlane, in a departure from the type of material he is best known for, pays homage to Carl Sagan's award-winning and iconic ``Cosmos'' with this docuseries. Through stories of humankind's quest for knowledge, viewers travel across the universe. Scientific concepts are presented clearly, with both skepticism and wonder, to impart their full impact. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts, and Sagan's original creative collaborator, Ann Druyan, serves as an executive producer.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Documentary, Science

Network: FOX

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  • Season 1, Ep. 1 : Standing Up in the Milky Way Mar 9, 2014

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    Giordano Bruno's spiritual epiphany about the universe; a compressed version of the cosmic calendar.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Some of the Things That Molecules Do Mar 16, 2014

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    Artificial selection turns the wolf into canine breeds; natural selection's impact on the human eye; extinction.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : When Knowledge Conquered Fear Mar 23, 2014

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    Chasing a single comet through its million-year plunge toward the sun; the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton and his friendship with polymath Edmond Halley.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : A Sky Full of Ghosts Mar 30, 2014

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    Astronomer William Herschel's observations of light's impact on time and gravity; a journey to the event horizon of a black hole.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : Hiding in the Light Apr 6, 2014

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    The history of the scientific method and how it helped us understand how light travels and how we see; the infrared universe.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Deeper, Deeper, Deeper, Still Apr 13, 2014

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    Exploring the universe on the smallest scale, including exotic life forms invisible to the naked eye; the neural network in the brain; the most mysterious particle.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : The Clean Room Apr 20, 2014

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    Geochemist Clair Patterson develops the uranium-lead dating method, and draws attention to the negative effects of lead in the environment.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Sisters of the Sun Apr 27, 2014

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    Annie Jump Cannon and Cecilia Payne, who challenged conventional wisdom about the stars; the lives and deaths of stars.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth May 4, 2014

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    Examining the autobiography of the Earth; geologist Marie Tharp creates the first map of the Earth's ocean floor and finds microscopic life.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : The Electric Boy May 11, 2014

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    Scientist Michael Faraday's ideas and discoveries changed the future of high technology and instantaneous communication.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : The Immortals May 18, 2014

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    The possibility that some beings live forever and why other civilizations die; the cosmic calendar of the future.

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : The World Set Free Jun 1, 2014

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    The Ship of the Imagination travels to Venus; the impact of climate change on the Earth's atmosphere.

  • Season 1, Ep. 13 : Unafraid of the Dark Jun 8, 2014

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    Exploring dark energy; astronomer Fritz Zwicky's observations of supernovae; the Voyager Golden Record.

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