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New Planetarium Show Explores Some Dark That Matters

Sunday, November 03, 2013

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An image from "Dark Universe" at the Hayden Planetarium

Space fans can now explore the mysterious world of dark energy and dark matter at the American Museum of Natural History.

A new show at the Hayden Planetarium titled "Dark Universe" explores the mysterious forces known as dark matter and dark energy that bind the universe together and fuel the acceleration of the galaxy.

Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated the film and said the planetarium wanted to take viewers to the edge of what science knows.

"Dark matter, dark energy represent profound states of ignorance that we have in the scientific community, yet we can measure its existence," deGrasse Tyson said. "Only when you learn new things do you even know of questions to ask that didn't ever occur to you before."

"Dark Universe" opened at the Hayden Planetarium on Nov. 2.

To hear a short clip from "Dark Universe" click the audio player above.

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Gisele Regatao

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Comments [1]

CAROLINE from NJ USA

Dark energy, and dark matter is fascinating stuff! It's so much better to not know exactly how we got here, and what is holding us together (other than gravity here on earth) but to seek answers, slowly . . . . this is wise. Humans don't even know or understand the possibilities and limitations of this earth nor of the beings that came before us, or how to get along with those with whom we are sharing this planet; yet we make believe we can give something a name, and attribute qualities that make it so. Let's all swing by the seat of our pants, and enjoy the ride thru the unknown!

Nov. 05 2013 01:59 PM

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