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NOVA; Fabric of the Cosmos, The: The Illusion of Time



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Fabric of the Cosmos, The: The Illusion of Time
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Time. We waste it, save it, kill it, make it. The world runs on it. Yet, ask physicists what time actually is, and the answer might shock you: They have no idea. Even more surprising, the deep sense we have of time passing from present to past may be nothing more than an illusion. How can our understanding of something so familiar be so wrong? In search of answers, Brian Greene takes us on the ultimate time traveling adventure, hurtling 50 years into the future before stepping into a wormhole to travel back to the past. Along the way, he will reveal a new way of thinking about time in which moments past, present, and future-from the reign of T. Rex to the birth of your great-great-grandchildren-exist all at once. This journey will bring us all the way back to the Big Bang, where physicists think the ultimate secrets of time may be hidden. You'll never look at your wristwatch the same way again.

A NOVA Production by The Film Posse in association with ARTE France and National Geographic Channel

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Chicago: “NOVA; Fabric of the Cosmos, The: The Illusion of Time,” 09/28/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_468BDF5A38B343D49E89541CA9E55724.
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