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Turning Points in the Physical Sciences

Program 5: 1929-2004 (#105)

Program 5: 1929 - 2004
1929 - Edwin Hubble Initiates the Idea of an Expanding Universe
1942 - Manhattan Project Creates First Self-sustaining Chain Reaction
1963 - Maarten Schmidt Discovers Quasars
1964 - Murray Gell-Mann Postulates the Existence of Quarks
1967 - White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Pulsars and Black Holes
1990 - The Great Attractor and Dark Matter
2004 - Organic Material Found on Extrasolar Planet
[27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Turning Points In The Physical Sciences take you on an exciting journey of discovery from ancient through classical science to the world of modern physics, relativity, chaos theory and quantum mechanics.

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