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From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the unknown, history and science collide in this epic exploration of the Universe and its mysteries. It's a very old universe. Yet just 50 years since man first ventured into outer space, the heavens are yielding their greatest secrets. Robotic rovers give us eyes on the red rock of Mars--NASA probes slam into comets at hyper speed--deep-space telescopes capture violent images of the birth of stars and their collapse into black holes. All have significantly changed the way we see ourselves. We wonder, is there anywhere else out there that that can support life? Episodes examine how discoveries were made and the scientists and explorers wh... (more)o dared to venture into the uncharted territory of the universe.
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Aired on June 10, 2012
Board a virtual space ship to travel along with a variety of comets; long and short period, sun grazers, comets masquerading as asteroids and comets still in deep freeze in the Oor... (more)t cloud. Then ride along on the NASA probes that visited nearby comets.
Aired on June 03, 2012
The key to understanding the universe seems to be understanding its smallest components. But reconciling the two has proved to be a tremendous scientific challenges as the behavior... (more) in the quantum realm bears little resemblance to the universe we know. This program explains some of the strange behavior scientists have discovered at the smallest scales.
Aired on May 20, 2012
This episode discusses the coldest places in the universe from labs on earth to super cold places in our solar system, galaxy and beyond.
Aired on May 13, 2012
An exploration of Earth's cosmic neighborhood. Looking beyond the borders of our solar system, what's nearby in our galaxy? How do the other objects in our local area influence lif... (more)e on Earth? And, how did Earth's place in the galaxy make it the perfect place for the development of advanced life?