The Universe

2007, TV Show

Full Episodes(78)

Latest Episode: When Space Changed History

Jun 17, 2012 Season 7 Episode 7 watch on (Paid)

It may seem like seem like science fiction, but the cosmos isn't just something way out there. Many times in human history, objects or forces from space have changed the course of life on earth. Many believe an asteroid played a role in the fall of the Roman Empire... and millennia earlier another asteroid might have been the "fire and brimstone" that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.

Beyond the Big Bang

Sep 04, 2007 Season 1 Episode 14

It all began inside a violent, blinding explosion that threw everything into chaos. Long after, our greatest thinkers have peered into that chaos in search of order, logic and the answers to where we began. As earlier generations learned to decipher the cosmic clues of how we came to be, we stepped from revelation to revelation; epiphany to epiphany. Aristotle told us the universe was layered. Ptolemy conceived of a system of planets, stars and sun. Copernicus placed the sun at the center of this system; Galileo confirmed it. Newton explained what held it all together. Einstein offered insight into what fueled it. Hubble revealed it was expanding. LeMaitre proposed it started with a "Big Bang." Our search for answers has shaped how we have evolved as thinking creatures. This is the history of why and how we think about who and what we are. We'll contemplate how it will all end...and what comes after. And for the first time, we'll be able to see what it all looks like, sitting in God's front row seat. Using unprecedented cutting edge animation, we will recreate that amazing moment when everything started. We'll talk with the world's leading physicists. And we will employ every storytelling tool to make complex and confusing ideas clear, exciting and dramatic. Using graphics and illustrations, we will explain concepts like the formation of galaxies, the existence of other dimensions and the idea of a parallel universe. Recreations, visual metaphors and first-person accounts will help bring this fascinating history alive.
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Search for ET

Aug 28, 2007 Season 1 Episode 13

It is the question that has kept many people awake at night, staring at the stars, pondering the possibilities: In a galaxy filled with a billion stars, in a universe filled with a hundred billion galaxies - are we alone?
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The Most Dangerous Place In the Universe

Aug 21, 2007 Season 1 Episode 12

Take a tour of the cosmic hot zones--black holes, galaxy mergers, gamma ray bursts and magnetars. Super massive black holes can literally "lasso" the Earth out of the solar system. A clash between two galaxies can result in a barbaric ritual called "galactic cannibalism" in which the dominant galaxy's super massive black hole literally eats the weaker one. Magnetars are a cosmic magnetic force so strong it could wipe out data on every credit card on the planet. Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to bring the universe down to earth to show what life would be like on other planets, and to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres.
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The Outer Planets

Aug 14, 2007 Season 1 Episode 11

New technology redefines the way we look at the outer planets. Some may hold water, while others may not be planets at all.
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Life and Death of a Star

Aug 07, 2007 Season 1 Episode 10

Ignited by the power of atoms, burning with heat and light, stars are the most amazing light shows in the cosmos.
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Alien Galaxies

Jul 31, 2007 Season 1 Episode 9

Cutting-edge technology allows scientists to observe other galaxies and interpret what life would be like on other planets.
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Saturn: Lord of the Rings

Jul 24, 2007 Season 1 Episode 8

It is the show stopper of our solar system: a massive, frigid ball of gas, surrounded by icy rings hurtling at 40,000 miles an hour.
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The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus

Jul 17, 2007 Season 1 Episode 7

Scorched by their proximity to the sun, Mercury and Venus are hostile worlds; one gouged with craters from cosmic collisions and the other a vortex of sulfur, carbon dioxide and acid rain.
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Spaceship Earth

Jul 10, 2007 Season 1 Episode 6

The creation of planet earth is one of the most complex and controversial scientific detective stories of all time.
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The Moon

Jun 26, 2007 Season 1 Episode 5

As Earth's closest neighbor and the only celestial body that humans have visited, the moon has an intriguing past that might surprise you.
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Jupiter: The Giant Planet

Jun 19, 2007 Season 1 Episode 4

Jupiter poses many questions about our solar system. It is a powerful planet of gas whose flowing colors and spots are beautiful, but contain violent storms and jet streams.
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The End of the Earth - Deep Space Threats to Our Planet

Jun 12, 2007 Season 1 Episode 3

Throughout Earth's history, the planet has been violently hit with asteroids and other celestial bodies, but is Armageddon from outer space still threatening us?
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Mars: The Red Planet

Jun 05, 2007 Season 1 Episode 2

It's the planet most similar to Earth and the most likely candidate for eventual human habitation.
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Secrets of the Sun

May 29, 2007 Season 1 Episode 1

Discover the science and history behind this amazing source of light and life.
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