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Season 6 of the pioneering series The Universe™ on H2™ takes viewers further than ever, to the extreme edges of our solar system where chaos and catastrophe bring epic drama to the planets – including some of the most horrifying days on Earth. Through stunning CGI, witness the birth pangs of the solar system, shocked into existence by a nearby supernova, and enduring over 700 million years of brutal bombardment by deadly asteroids; colossal cataclysms that shaped the planets and transformed their climates forever; and startling new scientific discoveries revealing a hellish history of continuous devastation on Earth. And travel to the system’s very fringes to explore the possibility that the Sun has an evil twin, a monstrous star known as Nemesis suspected of causing every mass extinction in Earth’s history. In signature cutting-edge style, H2 features astounding NASA footage and the opinions of leading astrophysicists to probe even more deeply into the billion-years-old story of the world beyond Earth.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCatastrophes that Changed the Planets||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. We'll witness stunning revelations about what transformed Mars into a barren, hostile desert...The disaster that changed Venus from temperate to hellish...The impact that blew away Mercury's mantle, turning it into a planetary core...A colossal disturbance that rearranged the orbits of the gas giants...Titanic impacts on Jupiter...And how a lost moon may finally explain Saturn's rings.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNemesis: The Sun's Evil Twin||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 planetoids--hunting for Nemesis, the Sun's purported evil twin. We may be on the verge of discovering this ultimate death star, suspected of causing every mass extinction in Earth's history. We employ everyday experiences to explain what Nemesis is and why it's been so hard to find. Experts start a wildfire on a dry California hillside, race a NASCAR stock car around an oval track, and juggle fire, all in the effort to present how Nemesis works, and why life on Earth may depend on its discovery.||44:10||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow the Solar System Was Made||At 4.6 billion years old, the Solar System is our solid, secure home in the Universe. But how did it come to be? In this episode we trace the system's birth from a thin cloud of dust and gas. Shocked by a nearby supernova, the pull of gravity and natural rotation spun it into a flat disc from which the Sun and planets coalesced. It all happened in the space of 700 million years, during which the planets jockeyed for position, dodging the brutal bombardment of deadly asteroids and setting into the neat, stable system that we now realize might be a rarity in the universe.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCrash Landing On Mars||What might happen if the first manned mission to Mars crashes hundreds of miles from the rocket that would take them back home? Could they survive the crash, and travel across the brutal Martian surface to their home ship? We'll show what the astronauts would have to do to survive dust storms and space radiation, while extracting vital resources like water from the Martian soil itself. It's a dramatic vision of the very near future, where survival can depend on pre-industrial technology and human ingenuity.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWorst Days On Planet Earth||Earth may seem like the most hospitable planet in the solar system. But look again. Startling new discoveries reveal the blue planet has been plagued by more chaos and destruction than scientists once imagined. Stand on the Earth billions of years ago as a primitive planet slams into it. Shiver as our entire globe is frozen over like a gigantic snowball. Feel the heat as mammoth volcanoes scorch the landscape and darken the sky. From a cosmic gamma ray burst frying away the ozone layer to an Everest-size asteroid slamming into the ocean, we'll reveal new information about how these unparalleled events drove life to the brink of total extinction. Out of this continuous devastation, how has our planet--and life--got to where it is today? Are the worst days behind us--or lurking in the distant future?||43:40||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow Big, How Far, How Fast||In this episode, our cast uses awesome analogies to bring the biggest objects, farthest distances and fastest speeds down to earth. To truly understand the scale of the cosmos, we jump behind the wheel of monster trucks, scale the Golden Gate bridge, and race across the desert in a rocket-powered car.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUFO: The Real Deal||Many argue that flying saucers and other extra-terrestrial space ships continuously visit the earth. If that were true, what kinds of technologies would such alien spacecraft require? And do eyewitness reports of UFO sightings jibe with modern theories of how interstellar travel might be possible? Authors, astronomers and theoretical physicists weigh in with 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, we'll find out how these visitors might bridge the vast distances between the stars. And if they could survive such hazardous journeys, are they flesh and blood or intelligent machines?||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGod and the Universe||Since the dawn of civilization, humans have wondered who or what created the universe. Religion offers a spiritual answer, but do the latest discoveries in physics show evidence of a transcendent intelligence, or simply that the laws of physics by themselves could have led to the universe in which we live? This episode embarks on a mind-bending scientific search for God, asking physicists and theologians if the seemingly miraculous way the universe has been calibrated to support life is evidence of a creator...whether string theory will eventually be able to rule out the existence of God...why Stephen Hawking says the universe could have been created spontaneously...and how an advanced civilization in another universe could have conceivably created our own.||44:01||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAlien Sounds||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.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOur Place in the Milky Way||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?||44:01||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDeep Freeze||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.||44:03||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMicroscopic Universe||Within our immense universe lies a lesser-known world of tiny particles. From strange ghostly neutrinos that pass right through matter to mysterious objects with names like MACHOs and WIMPs. Find out how this miniature world might hold the key to understanding the cosmos.||44:01||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRide the Comet||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.||44:03||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|14||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWhen Space Changed History||It may seem like seem like science fiction, but the cosmos isn't just something way out there. Many times in human history, objects or forces from space have changed the course of life on earth. Many believe an asteroid played a role in the fall of the Roman Empire... and millennia earlier another asteroid might have been the "fire and brimstone" that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.||44:08||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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It's sad to see what passes for science television these days. This series is absurdly melodramatic - not everything has to have an evil, world-ending plot-line. At the other end of the spectrum, the "real-world" demonstrations seem to have no meaningful value at all and should be insulting to even junior high students. This television program is to science television what the History Channel is to science to science television.
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I truly enjoy space shows, and The Universe was awesome... early on. The first few seasons are way better than the recent ones. The reaction I used to get from watching an episode was "wow." Now it's, "well duh."
Instead of talking about all the topics about the universe, the show seems to have a fetish for the apocalpyse. Most episodes lately involve asteroids or comets hitting the earth, or a vast array of other horrible (and far-fetched) endings to the world. Not to mention that more and more shows are becoming "countdown" episodes of ridiculous topics. 10 ways to blow up the earth? Come on. 10 worst days in Earth's history? (By the way, #1 is one that hasn't even happened yet. A total let down after sticking thru that whole episode.)
The Universe has lost its way, but still has a lot of great stuff in the beginning worth checking out.
A once good show that has lost its way :(
More scifi than science and learning. The scientist guys and gals in the show should go back to their day jobs, and furthering human knowledge. The first season is still the best.
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- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Oct 25, 2011
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