Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The marvels of modern astronomy are showcased in Wonders of the Universe: Invisible Cosmos. Called invisible because of the shadowing nature of space debris, the cosmos comes alive under closer scientific scrutiny. Infrared, radio, and ultraviolet telescopes are just a few of the inventions that can see through the dust and gas that obscures optical telescopes. COBE, the cosmic background explorer, has revolutionized astronomy with its ability to analyze half a million years of space history. Its explorations support the Big Bang theory by gathering evidence not normally seen by the naked eye. Wonders of the Universe: Invisible Cosmos reveals the hidden world of the night sky.