Science and Nature

Stellar

Stellar is a miniseries that explores frontiers in space science and exploration featuring PBS Digital Studios’ most popular (and space loving) creators: Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl), Matt O’Dowd (Space Time) and Joe Hanson (It’s Okay to be Smart). The six episode miniseries is a cosmic road trip with our hosts visiting some of the most important astronomy research labs across America.

Deciphering The Vast Scale of the Universe

9m 11s

One of the fundamental questions humanity has always asked is how big is our Universe? For much of human history, people believed that Planet Earth was the very center of the entire universe. And Earth is pretty big. But compared the rest of the universe, we are infinitesimally small.

Episodes

  • Deciphering The Vast Scale of the Universe: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Deciphering The Vast Scale of the Universe

    S1 E6 - 9m 11s

    One of the fundamental questions humanity has always asked is how big is our Universe? For much of human history, people believed that Planet Earth was the very center of the entire universe. And Earth is pretty big. But compared the rest of the universe, we are infinitesimally small.

  • In Search of Life on Mars and Jupiter’s Moon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In Search of Life on Mars and Jupiter’s Moon

    S1 E4 - 6m 15s

    While Earth might be the only current confirmed source of life in our solar system, it might not stay that way for long thanks to the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover Mission as well as the Europa Clipper Mission.

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    "Hearing" Black Holes Collide at LIGO

    S1 E2 - 7m 36s

    Dianna Cowern (aka Physics Girl) visited LIGO, one of the largest and most sensitive scientific instruments ever created, to find out how they detected gravitational waves for the first time.

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    The Mysterious Quasar at the Beginning of the Universe

    S1 E1 - 7m 48s

    In this first episode of the PBSDS mini-series, STELLAR, Space Time host Matt O'Dowd travels to the top of Mauna Kea to visit the Gemini North telescope and see just how they found this ancient Quasar and it’s massive black hole.

  • It Takes A Village To See A Black Hole: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    It Takes A Village To See A Black Hole

    S1 E3 - 6m 55s

    On April 10, 2019, astrophysicists from the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration electrified the world with the first ever image of a black hole. How did that happen?

Extras + Features

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    Stellar | Teaser

    37s

    Stellar is a miniseries that explores frontiers in space science and exploration featuring PBS Digital Studios’ most popular (and space loving) creators: Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl), Matt O’Dowd (Space Time) and Joe Hanson (It’s Okay to be Smart). The six episode miniseries is a cosmic road trip with our hosts visiting some of the most important astronomy research labs across America.

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