May. 29, 2007
60 min.
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The Universe

There are 50 billion galaxies in the universe. 95% is still uncharted. This series investigates the uncharted frontiers of space and explores the possible existence of other life-supporting worlds as well as all kinds of deep space phenomena much of which is displayed using the latest CGI. The 'character' images shown are of the contributing scientists in the order that they appeared in the show.

The Universe Season 4 (2009)

4x01 4 4x01 Death Stars
Season 4 opens with an exploration of dying stars, the process where stars become supernovas, and, occasionally, become the biggest blast in the universe as a gamma ray burst (GRB). ...
Aug. 18, 2009
4x02 4 4x02 The Day the Moon Was Gone
Without the moon, Earth would be a very different and desolate place today--four hours of sunlight with pitch-black nights, steady 100-mph winds spawning giant hurricanes that last ...
Aug. 25, 2009
4x03 4 4x03 It Fell From Space
Every year, thousands of objects both natural and manmade plummet through our atmosphere and crash into the Earth. These menacing messengers from the sky provide scientists with amazing ...
Sep. 01, 2009
4x04 4 4x04 Biggest Blasts
An examination of the most powerful explosions and blasts in the universe. Includes a look at the Mexico's Yucatán peninsula and the impact which caused the Chicxulub crater. Also ...
Sep. 08, 2009
4x05 4 4x05 The Hunt for Ringed Planets
They are breathtaking, lethal and a constant source of surprise. The stunning rings of Saturn have mesmerized countless scientists over the centuries. With particles the size of a house ...
Sep. 15, 2009
4x06 4 4x06 10 Ways to Destroy the Earth
Experts cook up ways you could destroy the Earth, including swallowing it with a black hole, blowing it up with anti-matter, hurling it into the Sun, and switching off gravity.
Sep. 22, 2009
4x07 4 4x07 The Search for Cosmic Clusters
They are the one-stop-shopping places for learning all about the nature and variety of stars in the Universe. They're unique, because in clusters, all the stars were born at about the ...
Sep. 29, 2009
4x08 4 4x08 Space Wars
Outer space is already an essential part of America's ability to fight wars. Our military depends on satellites for many things, such as communications, reconnaissance and targeting ...
Oct. 06, 2009
4x09 4 4x09 Liquid Universe
A closer look at all the type liquids which exist in our universe, including scalding iron rain, lakes of methane, oceans of electrified hydrogen metal and miles-high geysers.
Oct. 20, 2009
4x10 4 4x10 Pulsars & Quasars
They sort of sound like the same phenomenon, but Pulsars and Quasars are very different. Pulsars are tiny--only a few miles across--but they spin as fast as a kitchen blender and sweep ...
Oct. 27, 2009
4x11 4 4x11 Science Fiction. Science Fact
Warp speed, transporters, wormholes and lasers--they are all staples of science fiction books, movies, and TV shows. But the fantastic world of tomorrow is quickly becoming the futuristic ...
Nov. 03, 2009
4x12 4 4x12 Extreme Energy
Ours is a universe of energy, from powerful jets ejected from black holes to the raw nuclear fury of our Sun. But, the total amount of energy in the universe maintains perfect equilibrium--no ...
Nov. 10, 2009

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