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The Universe

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

Premiered: May 29, 2007

Rating: TV-PG

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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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