Nova-Runaway Universe (2000)
|"In the distant future, there will be nothing in the universe left to see. There will just be us. That's the belief of an astronomer who recently discovered something completely unexpected about the universe: it's expanding faster than ever, propelled by a mysterious force that is actually pushing it apart.|
Runaway Universe presents the dramatic quest to unlock the secrets of the stars as two rival astronomy teams search for exploding stars, map gigantic cosmic patterns of galaxies, and grapple with the ultimate question: what is the fate of the universe? With the use of stunning three-dimensional cosmic simulations captured with revolutionary high-definition technology, Nova presents the first attempt to explore the riddle of ""dark energy"" - the mysterious repulsive force that some scientists believe counteracts gravity.
How big is the universe? What does a supernova look like? Was Einstein's greatest blunder actually correct? Explore these questions and other fascinating mysteries of the universe with this thrilling intergalactic adventure."
Editor's NoteTwo teams of astronomers seek to answer three critical questions: 1) How large is the universe?, 2) What shape is the universe exactly?, and 3) How will the universe meet its demise? NOVA's crew boldly tracks the doctors' efforts as they delve into the infinite.