Through the Wormhole

an American Science Channel documentary series presented by Morgan Freeman about space, time, life itself and the secrets of the cosmos.

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Through the Wormhole s1e1: Is There a Creator? Is There a Creator?
For centuries, religion and science were bitter foes. Now science actively searches for our creator. Some physicists, think he's hidden in the math. Neurologists think she might be in our brains. And computer coders believe God is one of them and that our world is nothing more than his simulation. Find more from Garrett Lisi, Andy Albrecht, John Polkinghorne, Alan Guth, Lee Smolin, and more...
Through the Wormhole s1e2: The Riddle of Black Holes The Riddle of Black Holes
For decades, they remained completely hidden. But now, scientists as Christian Ott, Reinhard Genzel, Julie Comerford, Janna Levin, Leonard Susskind, Jeff Steinhauer, are venturing into their uncharted territory. They've discovered that black holes don't just rule the realm of stars and galaxies. They impact all of us here on Earth, because black holes just might be the key...
Through the Wormhole s1e3: Is Time Travel Possible? Is Time Travel Possible?
Time. We all wish we had more of it. If only there was a way to escape it's bonds. and travel through time as we pleased, Back into the distant past or hundreds of years into the future. The greatest minds on earth have spent decades trying to make this dream come true without success. But now new science Steve Nahn, Frank Tipler, Kip Thorne, Richard Gott, Sean Carroll, Nicolas Gisin, and more...
Through the Wormhole s1e4: What Happened Before the Beginning? What Happened Before the Beginning?
The Big Bang. A torrent of energy that propelled our Universe from nothing into everything, creating both space and time. It's the best theory yet of what happened at the beginning of time. But a new generation of scientists as David Spergel, Alan Guth, Martin Bojowald, Paul Steinhardt, Neil Turok, is daring to contemplate what was once thought impossible...
Through the Wormhole s1e5: How Did We Get Here? How Did We Get Here?
Earth teems with life. But billions of years ago, our planet was just a ball of molten rock. Did the first Earthlings rise from a chemical soup bubbling in a primordial pond? Or did the seeds of life crash down from outer space? Now, scientists Stephen Mojzsis, Jeffrey Bada, Jen Blank, Jack Szostak, John Sutherland, Paul Davies, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, Ben Weiss, may be on the cusp of solving that most enduring mystery...
Through the Wormhole s1e6: Are We Alone? Are We Alone?
It's one of the great mysteries of science, a mystery that if solved will force us to rethink our place in the universe. Is life on Earth unique? Or is it spread throughout the cosmos? If we share the stars with aliens, why haven't we heard from them. Find more from Lynn Rothschild, Jill Tarter, Paul Davies, Geoff Marcy, William Borucki, Will Wright
Through the Wormhole s1e7: What Are We Really Made Of? What Are We Really Made Of?
50 years ago in Scotland, one man had a brilliant idea that today pits science detectives in a $10 billion race to solve the riddle of what you, me, and everything around us is really made of. It's a journey into the heart of matter, plunging into the core of our physical being and of the physical world itself... Find more from Bob Stanek, Steve Nahn, Frank Close, Joel Fajans, Leon Lederman, Peter Higgs, and more...
Through the Wormhole s1e8: Beyond the Darkness Dark Matter Beyond the Darkness Dark Matter
Only 5% of the Universe is made of atoms, the stuff we're made of. Almost 1/4 of the Universe is Dark Matter, a substance that allowed galaxies to form. And 3/4 is Dark Energy, an inexplicable force that's trying to push everything apart. Scientists illuminate an epic battle between two mysterious and invisible forces. Now we're in a struggle of our own to understand these colossal forces. Find more from Vera Rubin, and more...
  Morgan Freeman


In a playstation 3, an example of that is "Simcity." I can navigate my way through every bit of it because the playstation, the video game, gives me the frame that I need when I'm looking there. The fundamental question was could a very advanced civilization accumulate enough negative energy and hold it in the interior of the wormhole long enough to keep the wormhole open so that somebody could travel through it.

It takes forever for Alice to fall through the black hole. On other hand, Alice has a completely different description of what happens. She just falls completely cleanly through the horizon, feeling no pain, no bump.

Prying open a wormhole would take a tremendous amount of energy, not just ordinary energy, but something called negative energy. Negative energy is antigravitational.

If you have an apple, a worm drills a hole through the apple, reaches from one side to the other, you can think of the surface of the apple as being like our universe, and the worm has gone through some higher dimension to reach the other side. If they exist, wormholes are smaller than atoms.

Life may have come to Earth in a meteorite and life similar to ours may be spread through the universe in the same way, as meteorites act like seeds, raining down the ingredients for life on fertile planets.

Gravity dominates the world we know. But physicists have no idea what role gravity plays. If we crack this mystery, we will finally know if it is possible to travel back in time or through a wormhole.


An electron beam and transmits it through a piece of graphite
An electron beam and transmits it through a piece of graphite

2 black holes send out ripples move out through the universe
2 black holes send out ripples move out through the universe

Grandfather paradox, that I can go backward in time if it's possible
Grandfather paradox, that I can go backward in time if it's possible

Gravitational waves traveling through our part of the Universe
Gravitational waves traveling through our part of the Universe
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