From the Big Bang to the possibility of alien life and deep space travel, scientists expand our understanding of the universe.
Ever wondered what would happen if you were sucked into a black hole? Or, if wormholes could make time travel a reality? And could life on Earth survive a huge meteor strike like the one that took out the dinosaurs?
This series combines the most current scientific information, cutting-edge computer graphics, dramatic time-lapse sequences and everyday examples to shed light on some of the most mind-boggling aspects of our universe.
Sizing Up The Universe In the known universe, size matters. From the enormity of the galaxy, to the tiny atoms that are the building blocks of everything, the universe is a place of extreme sizes. From the unimaginably big to the incomprehensibly small, explore size in the universe and exactly what it means to us and our understanding of the cosmos.
Blowing Up The Universe Hidden behind all its serene beauty, the universe is a place of lurking peril, full of powers so immense they defy our comprehension. Take a look at the universe's dark side, a cosmos of impending menace. From earthquakes to hurricanes to massive asteroid impacts and exploding stars, explore its explosive powers and uncover the destructive forces that could be unleashed at any moment.
Speeding Through The Universe In the cosmos’ vast expanse, nothing matters more than speed. Whether venturing out to the farthest reaches of the solar system or exploring the mysteries of space and time, speed is the key. From the merely quick to the unimaginably fast, explore speed and find out how tremendous velocities reveal a universe stranger and more exotic than ever imagined.
The Known Universe: Collision Course
The universe is on a collision course. We'll show the collisions that created our planet, moon, what's around Earth, and travel into the cosmos.
The Known Universe: Is Anyone Out There?
Are we alone in the universe? It's a question people have been asking for thousands of years and we're closer than ever to finding the answers.
The Known Universe: Star Gates
Where are we in the cosmos? What connection do we have to the stars?
The Known Universe: Stellar Storms
In this episode, we'll take you into the heart of the universe's biggest super-storms.
The Known Universe: Time Bombs
In the history of our planet, nothing has been as deadly as earthquakes and volcanoes.
The Known Universe: To The Extremes
In this episode of Known Universe we explore the two most daunting frontiers left in science, the deep ocean and deep space.
The Known Universe: Surviving Outer Space
The human body thrives on the welcome confines of Earth…but in space, survival becomes a tense, daily challenge.
The Known Universe: Treasure Hunt
For ages, mankind has been obsessed with finding treasure, from mining gold and other precious metals to the allure of diamonds.
The Known Universe: Most Powerful Stars
Our Sun is a tremendous source of energy and danger, but it has nothing on the stars that lie beyond our solar system.