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It offers some simple explanations about the theories about dark matter, and gives an overview of how different kinds of technology are being used to detect it. the technology being used, and built, in order to detect it.
The existence of dark matter is argued to be a result of the Big Bang, which (in theory) marks the beginning of the universe. The value of international scientific cooperation is highlighted.
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Scientists from different countries and organizations are working together to conduct dark matter research.
The scientists are from different countries, but all appear to be male and Caucasian.
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Violence & Scariness
It talks about explosions in the universe, but there’s nothing violent here.
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It highlights some of the technology and machinery being used to find dark matter, as well as some of the observatories in which they are located. UC Santa Barbara is featured.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Hunt For Dark Matter is a science documentary short about a multinational research project designed to detect dark matter in the universe. There's nothing to worry about here, but chances are that those who aren't interested in the particular subject matter ("matter," get it?) will find it a little dry. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This physics-heavy short offers informative details about the phenomena known as dark matter, and the work that is being put in to detecting it. Much of the conversation is about the technology being built to assist the multinational community physicist and astronomers who are seeking to prove its existence. The challenges that come with building these machines are also discussed. If you've ever wondered what Leonard and Sheldon are talking about when discussing their work on The Big Bang Theory, The Hunt For Dark Matter might answer some of your questions. But the overall presentation will appeal most to folks with an interest in science and space.
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