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?

Ride the Comet Season 7, Episode 6 Jun 10, 2012 Paid

Hitch a ride on the journey of a comet as it roars from the cold, dark outer reaches of the solar system to the fiery surface of the Sun. Visit the surface of each planet, from the mountains on the moons of Neptune, to the caves beneath Mars, to a solar tsunami. You'll also tour the lesser-known "neighborhoods" of the Solar System, like The Oort Cloud and planet-sized asteroids like Eris and Ceres. Witness the punishing extremes experienced by a massive, grit-covered snow-ball as it travels 300 million miles from the edge of the Solar System to the skies above earth.

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.

Deep Freeze Season 7, Episode 4 May 20, 2012 Paid

There really are ice worlds like Hoth from Star Wars. In this episode, we explore icy planets and moons, discover the role of cold in the Universe, and learn about the importance of ice to the development of habitable worlds.

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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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