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Season 4 Time Capsule (Part 2): Cosmic Queries

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The best part of having your own personal astrophysicist is asking him questions about dark matter, black holes, light, time, relativity and the very fabric of our universe. You asked some great Cosmic Queries this season, and we’ve collected the best from your favorite episodes for Part 2 of our Time Capsule: Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Dark Mysteries of the Universe, Answers at the Speed of Light, Time-Keeping and Viruses, Outbreaks and Pandemics. Get the answers from host astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-hosts Leighann Lord and Chuck Nice and guest virus expert Laurie Garrett. Find out how dark matter was discovered and why it’s critical to our models of the universe. You’ll learn about Hawking Radiation, dark flow and The Great Attractor, the multiverse, photons and electrons, brown dwarfs and rogue planets, what happens to time as you fall into a black hole, and closer to earth, how lightning works and the scary truth behind man-made nanotech viruses and “natural” dangers like the Black Death, Smallpox and airborne E. coli.

NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Season 4 Time Capsule (Part 2): Cosmic Queries.

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