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Cosmology on Trial

Synopsis
In the setting of a mock trial, a young scientist defends modern cosmological ideas about the origins of the universe. The standard model of the university is based on the idea that it suddenly came into existence in a ‘big bang’ some 15,000 million years ago. The argument here puts forward three main lines of evidence for the big bang theory: observations of the universal separation of the galaxies, the remnant universal microwave radiation, and the relative abundance of the elements in the stars.
Series
Astronomy and Planetary Science, Course S281
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Astronomy; Physics
Keywords
big bang theory; cosmology

Credits

Producer
Tony Jolly

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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