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The Universe is a television show that has been airing over the last five years. It is a show that discusses various topics in astronomy. With this show viewers will get to learn more about how space works and about all of the different parts of it. Viewers will learn about things such as planets, galaxies, stars and comets. By watching this show viewers will be able to expand their education and learn more about one of the most important parts of life. Learning about the universe will give people valuable insight on how everything is made. Therefore The Universe is one of the shows that will enlighten viewers and is otherwise a very interesting show to watch.

In The Universe each episode will have a theme such as galaxies, the function of stars and also comets. In each episode viewers will get detailed information about this topic. The show has about five segments and each one lasts about 10 minutes. Over the course of the show viewers will get things explained to them by a narrator for most of the time. However they will also watch scientists/astronomers explain these things in more detail. As a result the show is very informative and insightful. Things such as the structure and function of comets, the future fate of the sun as well as how extraterrestrial life would be like are among the most interesting topics discussed on this show.

This show lasts about one hour long and so it provides a good amount of time to get educated on space. The Universe has been shown on the History Channel since 2007 and so it is one of the longest shows currently running. It has seasons each year so you will get exposed to new material each year. People who enjoy learning about space and how it works will enjoy this show and get a lot out of it. If you are someone who is looking to learn more about planets, stars, comets and how the universe began to form then this will be a great show to watch on a regular basis.

1 Season, 84 Episodes
May 29, 2007
Documentary & Biography, Science & Technology
Cast: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko
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The Universe Full Episode Guide

  • Do Rome's ancient monuments have secret connections to the Sun? New archaeological evidence, confirmed by NASA data and recreated in state-of-the-art virtual reality, suggests that early Roman emperors mastered architecture and astronomy to make the Sun create strange special effects for reasons both political and personal.

  • Many believe that the celestial movement of the Sun, planets and moon gives us the blueprint for life, and governs our future. But is there proof that this system of tracking astronomical phenomena can actually predict our future?

  • What was the astronomical reality behind the star that, according to the Gospel of Matthew, guided the Magi to the young Jesus? This episode examines almost 20 centuries of theories, including meteors, novae, supernovae and comets...but is the truth to be found in a combination of astronomy--and astrology? Recent theories suggest that the "star" was the planet Jupiter in a series of conjunctions with other planets, stars and constellations, and that these conjunctions were interpreted by the Magi--astrologers and priests of the Zoroastrian religion--as heralding the birth of the Jewish Messiah.

  • Astronomers, archeologists and biblical scholars team up to investigate the myth surrounding Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • The Great Pyramids of Giza remain one of the enduring wonders of the ancient world. These mesmerizing monuments have eluded astronomers and archeologists for centuries. Why and how were they built? Were they merely burial tombs, or a cosmic vehicle to the celestial world? The world's renowned Egyptologists, astronomers and engineers join forces to solve some of the long-held mysteries about the pyramids. What were the motives and methods behind the orientation of the pyramids to face the four cardinal directions with extreme accuracy? Did the ancient Egyptians use the sun or nighttime stars in the orientation of the pyramids? Were the pyramids the pharaohs' portal to the nighttime stars? Or was the entire Giza complex built as a place of cult worship to the sun?

  • Explore the vastness of the universe.

  • How objects from space have changed the course of Earth's history.

  • Following the path of a comet as it travels the solar system.

  • An exploration of particles and their role in the universe.

  • 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.

  • 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 life on Earth? And, how did Earth's place in the galaxy make it the perfect place for the development of advanced life?

  • What does the Universe sound like? From the sweep of a pulsar, to the deafening roar of our boiling sun this episode explores the undiscovered soundscapes of the solar system, the galaxy, and the entire cosmos. And, is it true that in space nobody can hear you scream?!? Our scientists reveal that there are places in the Universe that prove this sci-fi statement wrong.

  • Who or what created the universe? Religion has a spiritual answer, but what does physics show evidence of?

  • Authors, astronomers and theoretical physicists consider the blueprints for inertia-canceling devices, nuclear-powered craft, antimatter propulsion systems and even warp drives. Based on Einstein's theories and countless scientific studies, discover how aliens could possibly bridge the vast distances between the stars. And if they could survive such hazardous journeys, are they flesh and blood or intelligent machines?

  • Earth may seem like the most hospitable planet in the solar system, but recent discoveries reveal the blue planet has been plagued by more chaos and destruction than scientists once imagined.

  • What would happen if the first manned mission to Mars crashed hundreds of miles for the rocket that would take them back home? Would they be able to survive the crash and travel across the marian surface to their ship?

  • How did our 4.6 billion-year-old solar system come to be? The Universe traces its transformation from a thin cloud of gas into what it is today.

  • Could there be a monstrous, undiscovered star orbiting our own Sun? Could it be scattering killer comets throughout our Solar System like clockwork every 26 million years? New scientific surveys are probing the edges of our Solar System--a realm populated by giant worlds and mysterious planetoid--hunting for Nemesis, the Sun's purported evil twin.

  • The planets of our solar system have experienced epic catastrophes throughout their long history, both raining down from outside and bubbling up from within. We'll voyage back in time to investigate the violent events that profoundly shaped the planets, including earth itself.

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