The Universe

  • 2007
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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

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Ancient Mysteries Solved: Apocalyptic Visions Season 7, Episode 7 Jun 17, 2012 Paid

Hell fires, endless winters, or a planet wracked by earthquakes are a few versions of Armageddon visualized by the Vikings, Aztecs, and the rest of our ancient ancestors. But which does modern science think will be closest to the truth? Celestial phenomena--the aging of our sun, the expansion of our universe, and other potentially cataclysmic events- could trigger the kind of Armageddon the ancients feared. Which ancient prophecy do scientists believe actually foretells our doom? And how close are we to the end of the world?

Ancient Mysteries Solved: The Eye of God Season 7, Episode 6 Jun 10, 2012 Paid

Could the strange shapes of the universe solve the mysteries that have haunted mankind since ancient times? Is the eye of God peering at us from the heavens? What is the strange hexagon at the pole of Saturn, or the face on the Moon? Each shape tells its own story of an object's origin, and how physical forces shaped the Universe, and each is a chapter in the greater saga of existence.

Microscopic Universe Season 7, Episode 5 Jun 3, 2012 Free

Within our immense universe lies a lesser-known world of subatomic particles that might hold the key to understanding the cosmos.

Ancient Mysteries Solved: Star of Bethlehem Season 7, Episode 4 May 20, 2012 Paid

What was the astronomical reality behind the star that, according to the Gospel of Matthew, guided the Magi to the young Jesus? This episode examines almost 20 centuries of theories, including meteors, novae, supernovae and comets... but is the truth to be found in a combination of astronomy - and astrology? Recent theories suggest that the "star" was the planet Jupiter in a series of conjunctions with other planets, stars and constellations, and that these conjunctions were interpreted by the Magi.

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Science Fiction/Science Fact Trailer
02:00 — From wormholes to transporters, examine which elements from popular sci-fi movies could really exist.
Death Stars Trailer
01:37 — Explore the threats to Earth from supernovas, gamma-ray bursts, and stars that collide.
10 Ways To Destroy The Earth Trailer
01:16 — Airs Tuesdays at 9pm/8c on HISTORY. Don't try this at home! In this episode, our experts cook up ten ways you could destroy the earth, including: swal (more…)
Pulsars And Quasars Trailer
01:41 — Airs Tuesdays at 9pm/8c on HISTORY. They sort of sound like the same phenomenon, but Pulsars and Quasars are very different. Pulsars are tiny--only a (more…)

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  • Premiered: May 29, 2007
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: An astronomy series examing the history, scientific phenomena and mysteries of the universe. (more)

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