The Universe 2007 | TV Show

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An astronomy series examing the history, scientific phenomena and mysteries of the universe.

Premiered: May 29, 2007

Rating: TV-PG

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Mon Mar 9 7:00am
Biggest Things in Space(Season 2, Episode 16) HIST

The largest things in the universe are discussed, including Lyman alpha blobs, radio lobes and galaxy clusters. Among the other enormous objects examined: the largest planet, star, constellation, black hole, volcano, galaxy, moon and impact crater.

Mon Mar 9 8:00am
The Day the Moon Was Gone(Season 4, Episode 2) HIST

An exploration of what Earth would be like if the moon was gone. Included: changes in the oceans and shifting currents; unusual weather patterns; and changes in day and night.

Mon Mar 9 9:00am
It Fell From Space(Season 4, Episode 3) HIST

The natural and man-made objects that break through the atmosphere and crash on Earth and what they teach scientists are examined. Included: asteroids, rocket parts, comets, meteors and space debris.

Mon Mar 9 10:00am
Deadly Comets and Meteors(Season 3, Episode 6) HIST

Asteroids and comets and their effects, both good and bad, are examined. Included: their function in the formation of our solar system; their possible role in the extinction of dinosaurs; and theories that comet dust carries deadly viruses.

Mon Mar 9 11:00am
The Milky Way(Season 2, Episode 4) HIST

A study of the Milky Way, Earth's galaxy, to reveal its mysteries and stellar phenomena.

Mon Mar 9 12:00pm
7 Wonders of the Solar System(Season 5, Episode 1) HIST

The fifth-season opener explores seven wonders of Earth's solar system. Included: Enceladus, a moon of Saturn; one of Saturn's rings; Jupiter's Great Red Spot; the asteroid belt; the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars; the surface of the sun; and Earth.

Mon Mar 9 1:00pm
Light Speed(Season 3, Episode 3) HIST

Light speed is examined. Included: the quest to break the light-speed barrier; and how light speed enables scientists to look back in time, revealing the way the universe appeared billions of years ago.

Mon Mar 9 2:00pm
The Hunt for Ringed Planets(Season 4, Episode 5) HIST

A look at the ringed planets: Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune and Earth (its ring consists of orbiting man-made satellites). Included: what the rings reveal about the origins of the solar system and galaxies.