We feel it every moment of our lives but for physicists, gravity is the longest running unsolved mystery of the universe. Why do all objects that have mass pull on one another ? Cutting-edge theories are proposing unexpected answers: Gravity could be another force in disguise, a thermodynamic mirage, or even, a shadow of a hidden holographic universe. If so, the force that holds us to the surface of the earth, and holds the earth in orbit around the sun, may be a trick of the mind. We feel it, but it may not be real. Is Gravity an Illusion ?
In this fifth season, Morgan Freeman walks us Through The Wormhole and into the mind-bending realities defining our universe. Exploring topics from gravity to poverty, these ten episodes set out on scientific quests for answers to our most puzzling questions. Is there such a thing as a shadow universe? When did time begin? Is a zombie apocalypse possible? Does the ocean think? Quantum physicists, biologists, statisticians, neuroscientists, and more of the world s greatest minds take a synergistic approach to provide practical answers and pose even more questions in an attempt to explain the unexplained.
Through the Wormhole episode 46 – Is Gravity an Illusion ?
Academy Award-winning actor and space enthusiast Morgan Freeman executive produces hosts and narrates this exploration of the greatest mysteries of the universe. This new series, produced by Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment, seeks the answers to the big questions: Are we alone? Where did we come from? Is there life on other planets?
From the latest work at NASA and private enterprise facilities to the latest theories from academics and researchers, this series looks at black holes, colonizing the planets, string theory and more. Science Channel invites viewers on the journey as Morgan Freeman picks up where Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” left off and explores the new frontiers of what is beyond Earth.
Through the Wormhole brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science — Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more — to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.