COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Without maps or roads, Nikolai Vavilov was the first European in modern times to venture into the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. Riddled with tribal clashes and other dangers, Vavilov was suspicious of the prevalent hypothesis that humans invented agriculture in the river deltas in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cr: Khyber Khan)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Without maps or roads, Nikolai Vavilov was the first European in modern times to venture into the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. Riddled with tribal clashes and other dangers, Vavilov was suspicious of the prevalent hypothesis that humans invented agriculture in the river deltas in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cr: Khyber Khan)

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Trofim Lysenko gained access to Joseph Stalin by conning him with a scam for growing a winter wheat crop, something that Russia desperately needed to avoid mass famine in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Trofim Lysenko gained access to Joseph Stalin by conning him with a scam for growing a winter wheat crop, something that Russia desperately needed to avoid mass famine in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: As Joseph Stalin was having all his political rivals systematically murdered, he began to slash away at the structure of Russian agriculture. His stated goal was to modernize Soviet agriculture, but the result was catastrophic in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: As Joseph Stalin was having all his political rivals systematically murdered, he began to slash away at the structure of Russian agriculture. His stated goal was to modernize Soviet agriculture, but the result was catastrophic in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Under the twilight of the Arctic Expanse, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault glitters. Almost a million varieties of seeds are safeguarded there, in large measure due to Vavilov’s life and work in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Thomas Sonne/Mammut Media)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Under the twilight of the Arctic Expanse, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault glitters. Almost a million varieties of seeds are safeguarded there, in large measure due to Vavilov’s life and work in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Thomas Sonne/Mammut Media)

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Nikolai Vavilov lies on his deathbed. The man who did more than any other to eliminate famine and hunger was deliberately and slowly starved to death by Stalin for his refusal to embrace Lysenko’s pseudoscience in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Nikolai Vavilov lies on his deathbed. The man who did more than any other to eliminate famine and hunger was deliberately and slowly starved to death by Stalin for his refusal to embrace Lysenko’s pseudoscience in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Vavilov’s dedicated colleagues at Moscow’s Institute of Plant Industry fight off rats — and their own brutal hunger through the Nazi siege of Leningrad — to ensure not a single grain of rice is lost to the future in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Vavilov’s dedicated colleagues at Moscow’s Institute of Plant Industry fight off rats — and their own brutal hunger through the Nazi siege of Leningrad — to ensure not a single grain of rice is lost to the future in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Vavilov

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson observes bones, skulls and teeth in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC Cr: Lewis Jacobs/FOX

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson observes bones, skulls and teeth in the “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC Cr: Lewis Jacobs/FOX

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson observes an olivine urn containing the ashes of Victor Goldschmidt in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC Cr: Lewis Jacobs/FOX)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson observes an olivine urn containing the ashes of Victor Goldschmidt in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC Cr: Lewis Jacobs/FOX)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination flies by Saturn’s moon, Titan, with its nitrogen-rich atmosphere and marvelously diverse surface in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination flies by Saturn’s moon, Titan, with its nitrogen-rich atmosphere and marvelously diverse surface in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination heads for Enceladus, a restricted Category-5 world which keeps its potentially life-harboring secrets hidden deep beneath its surface in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination heads for Enceladus, a restricted Category-5 world which keeps its potentially life-harboring secrets hidden deep beneath its surface in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination’s cabin detaches for the first time to plunge deep into Enceladus’ sub-surface ocean, for a glimpse at what scientists think we might find below in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination’s cabin detaches for the first time to plunge deep into Enceladus’ sub-surface ocean, for a glimpse at what scientists think we might find below in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination’s cabin detaches for the first time, to plunge into Enceladus’ ice-water geysers, that shoot out of the planet at 800 miles per hour in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination’s cabin detaches for the first time, to plunge into Enceladus’ ice-water geysers, that shoot out of the planet at 800 miles per hour in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination allows us to witness the formation of galaxies and stars and planets in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination allows us to witness the formation of galaxies and stars and planets in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Galaxies make stars, stars make worlds, and for all we know, planets — and moons — make life. Does that make life less wondrous? Or more, in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Galaxies make stars, stars make worlds, and for all we know, planets — and moons — make life. Does that make life less wondrous? Or more, in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: A flashback to an alien planet in the Milky Way 11 billion years ago, as host Neil deGrasse Tyson witnesses stars being born in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: A flashback to an alien planet in the Milky Way 11 billion years ago, as host Neil deGrasse Tyson witnesses stars being born in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Jupiter, the firstborn world of our solar system, orbits a young Sun, awash in the chemical building blocks of life in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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Lost City of Life

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Jupiter, the firstborn world of our solar system, orbits a young Sun, awash in the chemical building blocks of life in the COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS time period premiere episode "Lost City of Life" airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)