Inside the Milky Way

Inside the Milky Way

DVD - 2011
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Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D state-of-the-art CGI model of the galaxy. Peer into the heart of the Milky Way on the hunt for super-massive black holes, watch how stars are born and die, fly out and above the plane of the galaxy to understand its true shape, and scour its dusty spiral arms for the possibility of life.
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : National Geographic ; [Universal City, Calif.] : Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD 523.113 INSIDE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AL_ANNA Nov 27, 2016

Visually pleasing, comprehensive overview of our galaxy and how we are learning about it. Covers a lot of information with just enough depth to understand what they are talking about and no more. Liked the background music. The DVD equivalent of a light read.


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Albscott17
Dec 10, 2016

Wow, super enjoyable and informative. I watched it 3 times already.

AL_ANNA Nov 27, 2016

Visually pleasing, comprehensive overview of our galaxy and how we are learning about it. Covers a lot of information with just enough depth to understand what they are talking about and no more. Liked the background music. The DVD equivalent of a light read.

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Lizard42
Dec 09, 2012

Fluffy. Shiny pictures but very little actual information content. See instead "How the Universe Works" (523.1 HOW), which is excellent - both a beautiful production and chock-full of information. (I turned this one off after about 15 minutes during which very little happened.)

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akirakato
Sep 10, 2012

Wow! What an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way!
A super-massive black hole always puzzles me.
I wonder if a killer asteroid will ever collide with the earth in my life time.

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bstudent
May 01, 2012

documentary - amazing shots from the Hubbel Telescope. Informative explainations from the scientists. It seems as thow we are slowly being sucked into a black hole of which then we are recycled into dark matter and reborn as particles which make up gasses and eventually form stars.

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DerekBauer
Sep 09, 2011

Great imagery. A must-see for anyone interested in the subject.

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Keogh
Sep 02, 2011

Outstanding cosmic imagery, though I'd have probably gone with a different narrator, and added on a half hour to go into more detail.

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fletchmo
Aug 24, 2011

very inspiring to hear how the heavy elements in our bones and blood (ie calcium/iron) ultimately came from a dying star billions of years ago
so inspiring to feel that connection to time and space,
overall a great watch.

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