COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Photos: 10
image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Astronauts, untethered and free to explore, make their descent to the moon of a possible world on a pioneering reconnaissance mission in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Astronauts, untethered and free to explore, make their descent to the moon of a possible world on a pioneering reconnaissance mission in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: An imagined human settlement on an exoplanet moon is offered as a reminder that we are capable of greatness in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: An imagined human settlement on an exoplanet moon is offered as a reminder that we are capable of greatness in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Redesigned and equipped with new capabilities, the Ship of the Imagination rises out of the Pacific, ready to take host Neil deGrasse Tyson and a global audience on 13 all-new adventures in spacetime in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Redesigned and equipped with new capabilities, the Ship of the Imagination rises out of the Pacific, ready to take host Neil deGrasse Tyson and a global audience on 13 all-new adventures in spacetime in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The earliest remnant we have of human culture: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson examines a piece of ocher engraved with symbols, found inside Blombos Cave in South Africa in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The earliest remnant we have of human culture: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson examines a piece of ocher engraved with symbols, found inside Blombos Cave in South Africa in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 17th century scientist, selects a drop of water to examine with his invention, a single lens prototype of the microscope, revealing the teeming microcosmos within in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 17th century scientist, selects a drop of water to examine with his invention, a single lens prototype of the microscope, revealing the teeming microcosmos within in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Christian Huygens became the first to see that Saturn’s rings did not touch the planet, and the first to understand what those rings really were, by using two lenses to bring the stars, planets, and moons close enough to reveal their features in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Christian Huygens became the first to see that Saturn’s rings did not touch the planet, and the first to understand what those rings really were, by using two lenses to bring the stars, planets, and moons close enough to reveal their features in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Baruch Spinoza stands beneath the stars wearing a cape slashed by a would-be attacker, a badge of honor worn to symbolize his commitment to a revolutionary view of God in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Baruch Spinoza stands beneath the stars wearing a cape slashed by a would-be attacker, a badge of honor worn to symbolize his commitment to a revolutionary view of God in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination descends to microscopic level to race past a wall of vivid color and architecture: the wing of a butterfly in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: The Ship of the Imagination descends to microscopic level to race past a wall of vivid color and architecture: the wing of a butterfly in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: An insect visits a flower for a dinner of protein-rich pollen, which will cling to its body and fertilize the next flower it visits, allowing the flower to reproduce in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: An insect visits a flower for a dinner of protein-rich pollen, which will cling to its body and fertilize the next flower it visits, allowing the flower to reproduce in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

image in three sizes

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: High above the arid Atacama Desert, project Starshot–a flotilla of a thousand spacecraft no larger than a pea and propelled by light–are released at the beginning of their voyage to the Alpha Centauri system in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

Ladders to the Stars

Image Caption

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: High above the arid Atacama Desert, project Starshot–a flotilla of a thousand spacecraft no larger than a pea and propelled by light–are released at the beginning of their voyage to the Alpha Centauri system in the "Ladders to the Stars" part one episode of a special two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)