This stunning visual encyclopedia of the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe combines the content of The Complete Cosmos VHS series with the advantages of DVD technology, providing instant accessibility and outstanding picture and sound quality. This two-part DVD encyclopedia is meticulously researched, completely customizable for classroom use, and as authoritative as it is captivating. Part one, The Solar System, includes 13 ten-minute programs on the Sun, the planets, the Moon, comets, phenomena such as eclipses and the aurora borealis, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the threat of comet or asteroid impact with the Earth. Part two, Discovery, includes 12 ten-minute programs on the past, present, and future of astronomy and space exploration; high-tech tools such as the Hubble Space Telescope, robot probes, and satellites; life aboard the space shuttle and the Mir space station; black holes and dark matter; the structure of the universe; and the Big Bang.
DVD features include:
Full menu control with navigation to any indexed segmentinstantly
Preprogramming, allowing indexed segments to be joined in any order
Multiple language tracks, including English, Spanish, French, and German
Captioning for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing
High-end computer animation based on imaging from the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA planetary probes
A link to an online companion guide that includes detailed notes for all 25 episodes, including scientific background information, questions and activities, and dozens of additional research links
Can be viewed using a DVD player or computer DVD-ROM drive.