Cosmic Perspective

Looking Up

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Telescopes show us where we are in the universe, and also reveal our relationship to the cosmos.

The Search For Water

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Water is not just a refreshing beverage, it has other useful applications too.

Coming To Our Senses

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Our senses allow us to collect data about the world around us, but they are also limited.

Carbon

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

The chemistry of carbon and how it contributes to the formation of life.

Happy Birthday, NASA

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the same age as NASA, and both have come a long way in 50 years.

Intelligent Life?

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

What would aliens conclude about intelligent life on our planet if they picked up our broadcast signals?

The Northern Lights

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Some of the most challenging problems in physics are rooted in the most beautiful-to-behold sights.

Telescopes in Space

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Neil Tyson describes the uproar in 2004 after NASA announced it had cut funding to repair the Hubble.

Bad News and Uncertainty

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Many people fear information that might contain bad news beyond their control, but such fear forfeits the opportunity to solve the problem. Here's how scientists approach bad news and uncertainty.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, dark matter and dark energy could just as well be called without a clue A and without a clue B.

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