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When Knowledge Conquered Fear

Compressing all of time into a football field-sized year-at-a glance-calendar, with each month representing a little more than a billion years, Tyson takes us on a stroll through time.

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There was a time, not so long ago, when natural events could only be understood as gestures of divine displeasure. We will witness the moment that all changed, but first--The Ship of the Imagination is in the brooding, frigid realm of the Oort Cloud, where a trillion comets wait. Our Ship takes us on a hair-raising ride, chasing a single comet through its million-year plunge towards the Sun.