COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

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A Tale of Two Atoms

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Albert Einstein is persuaded by Leo Szilard to sign a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt alerting him to the potential weaponizing of our scientific understanding of physics in the "A Tale of Two Atoms" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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A Tale of Two Atoms

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Albert Einstein is persuaded by Leo Szilard to sign a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt alerting him to the potential weaponizing of our scientific understanding of physics in the "A Tale of Two Atoms" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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A Tale of Two Atoms

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Marie and Pierre Curie sit in their lab at night, admiring samples of their ‘Earthly stars’ — radium spontaneously emitting energy, a new phenomenon Marie Curie would name “radioactivity” in the "A Tale of Two Atoms" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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A Tale of Two Atoms

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Marie and Pierre Curie sit in their lab at night, admiring samples of their ‘Earthly stars’ — radium spontaneously emitting energy, a new phenomenon Marie Curie would name “radioactivity” in the "A Tale of Two Atoms" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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A Tale of Two Atoms

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Leader of the Manhattan Project, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is congratulated by President Harry Truman in the Oval Office two months after the end of the Second World War - though Oppenheimer is in no mood to celebrate in the "A Tale of Two Atoms" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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A Tale of Two Atoms

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Leader of the Manhattan Project, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is congratulated by President Harry Truman in the Oval Office two months after the end of the Second World War - though Oppenheimer is in no mood to celebrate in the "A Tale of Two Atoms" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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A Tale of Two Atoms

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Imprisoned in a dungeon on the island of Martinique, Louis-Auguste Cyparis hears the screams of his captors before a fierce heat blasts through the tiny vent in his cell in the "A Tale of Two Atoms" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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A Tale of Two Atoms

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Imprisoned in a dungeon on the island of Martinique, Louis-Auguste Cyparis hears the screams of his captors before a fierce heat blasts through the tiny vent in his cell in the "A Tale of Two Atoms" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson kneels before a fire on the Ship of the Imagination. Much as our ancestors used fire without understanding how it worked, we have lived with the mystery of quantum physics for decades, while finding ways to exploit it in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson kneels before a fire on the Ship of the Imagination. Much as our ancestors used fire without understanding how it worked, we have lived with the mystery of quantum physics for decades, while finding ways to exploit it in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson walks the spiral stairway of time, while explaining the concept of the quantum clock: a clock one never has to wind that will lose only a single second in the next 15 billion years in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson walks the spiral stairway of time, while explaining the concept of the quantum clock: a clock one never has to wind that will lose only a single second in the next 15 billion years in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Don’t try this at home: Isaac Newton wanted to know if color was an aspect of light or something inside our eyes. He took a needle called a bodkin and inserted it in his own eye and wrote up the experiment in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Don’t try this at home: Isaac Newton wanted to know if color was an aspect of light or something inside our eyes. He took a needle called a bodkin and inserted it in his own eye and wrote up the experiment in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Coincidentally, our first step into the quantum universe was taken by the same man who was the first to decipher elements of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. With quantum encryption, we are creating codes that vanish the moment someone tries to hack into them. The key to the code can be sent via entangled photons in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Coincidentally, our first step into the quantum universe was taken by the same man who was the first to decipher elements of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. With quantum encryption, we are creating codes that vanish the moment someone tries to hack into them. The key to the code can be sent via entangled photons in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: When it comes to something as vital as our vision, all we have is our probabilities. Photons are shown to us over time in this sequence, revealing the quantum logic employed by our own eyes in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Magic Without Lies

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: When it comes to something as vital as our vision, all we have is our probabilities. Photons are shown to us over time in this sequence, revealing the quantum logic employed by our own eyes in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Sacrifice of Cassini

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Gravity has a big bag of tricks, none lovelier than the ring systems of worlds in the "The Sacrifice of Cassini" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Sacrifice of Cassini

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Gravity has a big bag of tricks, none lovelier than the ring systems of worlds in the "The Sacrifice of Cassini" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Sacrifice of Cassini

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Uranus suffers a terrible accident when two vast objects collide with it, causing its rotational access to tip 98 degrees in the "The Sacrifice of Cassini" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Sacrifice of Cassini

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Uranus suffers a terrible accident when two vast objects collide with it, causing its rotational access to tip 98 degrees in the "The Sacrifice of Cassini" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Sacrifice of Cassini

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Why do some worlds have rings, and others donít? Here, we imagine what our own planet would look like with a ring system in the "The Sacrifice of Cassini" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Sacrifice of Cassini

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Why do some worlds have rings, and others donít? Here, we imagine what our own planet would look like with a ring system in the "The Sacrifice of Cassini" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Sacrifice of Cassini

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Nineteenth century French astronomer Douard Roche speculated that Saturn's rings were the debris of a moon, or moons, that had ventured too close, and were pulled apart by the massive planet in the "The Sacrifice of Cassini" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Sacrifice of Cassini

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Nineteenth century French astronomer Douard Roche speculated that Saturn's rings were the debris of a moon, or moons, that had ventured too close, and were pulled apart by the massive planet in the "The Sacrifice of Cassini" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson enters the Palace of Life, an imaginary place of ancient towers hidden by the mists of time and enshrouded in myth. Here, he moves into its largest, most ancient realm, to walk among the life at the bottom of the sea in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson enters the Palace of Life, an imaginary place of ancient towers hidden by the mists of time and enshrouded in myth. Here, he moves into its largest, most ancient realm, to walk among the life at the bottom of the sea in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Every grain of pollen, like the one pictured here, is sculpted differently by evolution, each a novel strategy for survival, sharpened by vast expanses of time in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: (Alamy)

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The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Every grain of pollen, like the one pictured here, is sculpted differently by evolution, each a novel strategy for survival, sharpened by vast expanses of time in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: (Alamy)

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The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Wasps nurtured their young during their helpless, larval stage by bringing home game, but also carried pollen, rich in protein, a meal for the grubs when Mom came home without any kills in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Wasps nurtured their young during their helpless, larval stage by bringing home game, but also carried pollen, rich in protein, a meal for the grubs when Mom came home without any kills in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)