It’s been 50 years since man ventured into the unknown, and the heavens are only now yielding their greatest secrets. Season 5 of The Universe follows in the galactic path of this illuminating series, which examines what we know about space and the world beyond our own. Robotic rovers on Mars, NASA probes slamming into comets and deep space telescopes capturing violent images of the birth of stars are a few examples of what The Universe explores. How were discoveries made? Who made them? Dramatic CGI and interviews with expert cosmologists, astronomers and astrophysicists bring the history of the heavens down to earth and provide a glimpse into our future.