The Universe S01E14 – Beyond the Big Bang A look back in time billions and billions of years to the origin of the Big Bang. Leading physicists and historians theorize what happened before the bang occurred, how the physical nature of the universe unfolded as energy became matter forming stars and galaxies, and how the […]

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The Universe S01E13 – Search for E.T. A look at possible extraterrestrial life in the universe; the mission of organizations like SETI to find it, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life existing right in our own solar system on the moons of Europa and Titan.

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The Universe S01E12 – Most Dangerous Places A look at the most dangerous objects known in space – all consuming black holes, deadly gamma-ray bursts, powerful magnetars, and galactic collisions.

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The Universe S01E11 -The Outer Planets A look at the solar system’s most distant worlds – Uranus, a gas giant with the most extreme axial tilt of any known planet and its wildly orbiting moon Triton; its near-twin Neptune and its moons; and finally, distant Pluto which orbits the sun every 248 years.

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The Universe S01E10 – Life and Death of a Star A look at stellar evolution; how gravity causes hydrogen gas to coalesce under friction and pressure to ignite in a flash of nuclear fusion, the energy and glow lasting billions of years, and then the ultimate demise in the largest and most colorful explosions in […]

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The Universe S01E09 – Alien Galaxies A look at space through the amazing images of the Hubble Space Telescope; and a look at the formation of our galaxy and how it is just one of hundreds of billions in the universe.

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The Universe S01E08 – Saturn Lord of the Rings A look at the planet Saturn and its fascinating rings; how they may have been created; how the latest probes have answered questions and revealed new mysteries about the planet, and how Saturn’s moon Titan may hold more resources of petroleum than Earth will ever need.

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The Universe S01 E07 – Mercury and Venus The Inner Planets A look at the two most hostile planets in the solar system – Mercury and Venus; one gouged with craters, the other a greenhouse cauldron of toxic gases and acid rain; both scorched by their close proximity to the sun. Scientists theorize about what […]

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The Universe S01E06 – Spaceship Earth A look at the planet Earth; how it was born out of a chaotic shooting gallery during the formation of the solar system; how life could have begun here; and what could ultimately cause its destruction.

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The Universe S01E05- The Moon A look at the formation of the Moon; how it played a role in the evolution of life on Earth; and the future plans of NASA to establish a permanent base on the surface.

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The Universe S01E04 – Jupiter The Giant Planet A look at the solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter; its formation and composition and its mini-solar system of over 60 moons – some of which may have the potential to support extraterrestrial life.

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The Universe S01E03 – End of the Earth A look at end of the world scenarios involving killer asteroid or comet impact events, gamma-ray bursts, the Sun melting Earth as it turns into a red giant, The Big Rip, and the plans that scientists have to potentially save the Earth from an interstellar disaster.

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The Universe S01E02 –  Mars The Red Planet A look at the planet Mars, the planet most similar to Earth in our solar system; an examination of Olympus Mons the largest volcano in the solar system; how NASA probes search for evidence of past life on the red planet, and what that life might have […]

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The Universe S01E01 – Secrets of the Sun A look at how the Sun was formed and how it could potentially die; its physical composition; how it makes energy; and the nature of solar eclipses, solar flares and sunspot activity.

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