Welcome to Deep Space

Welcome to Deep Space

Dark Universe, the new Space Show that opens at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium on Nov. 2, is a bobby-dazzler. A cosmic spectacle. A really Big Bang.

Like the ever-expanding universe, the 25-minute film expands the mind, posing a slew of questions. What is the dark matter that binds galaxies together? What is the dark energy that comprises as much as 70 percent of the universe’s total energy and mass? What lies beyond the Milky Way? Don’t worry if you’re not an astrophysicist. With silken-voiced Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson as narrator and guide, things are crystal clear, or as crystal clear as dark matter can be.

 

Caption for photo above: Dark matter is an invisible material that emits or absorbs no light but betrays its presence by interacting gravitationally with visible matter. This image from Dark Universe shows the distribution of dark matter in the universe, as simulated with a novel, high-resolution algorithm at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. © AMNH

 

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