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At no other time since humans first contemplated the stars has our understanding of the unimaginably vast cosmos grown so rapidly. We know immeasurably more about what's beyond our atmosphere than we did a century ago. In this epic documentary miniseries, The Universe takes you to the leading edge of our ever-expanding astronomical knowledge. Using astronomy and history, these ten hours (13 episodes total) of unprecedented programming give unique insight -- through strikingly realistic computer recreations and ...
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Overview

At no other time since humans first contemplated the stars has our understanding of the unimaginably vast cosmos grown so rapidly. We know immeasurably more about what's beyond our atmosphere than we did a century ago. In this epic documentary miniseries, The Universe takes you to the leading edge of our ever-expanding astronomical knowledge. Using astronomy and history, these ten hours (13 episodes total) of unprecedented programming give unique insight -- through strikingly realistic computer recreations and animations -- on the great "Eureka!" moments of celestial understanding Experience the cosmos as no-one ever has: not peering at dots through a telescope or scanning pages of numbers, but firsthand. Flirt with a black hole's event horizon, rove the surface of Mars, plunge into the Sun. The series also gives serious, constructive consideration to the great human questions: Are we alone? Is Earth as insignificant to the cosmos as a drop of water? Is there anywhere else out there that that can support life? With 50 billion galaxies in The Universe (containing as many as 100 million stars) there's a lot of ground to cover. You'd better start watching now!

THE UNIVERSE installments are: "Secrets of the Sun"; "Mars: The Red Planet"; "The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats To Our Planet"; "Jupiter: The Giant Planet"; "The Moon"; "Spaceship Earth"; "The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus"; "Saturn: Lord of the Rings"; "Alien Galaxies"; "Life and Death of a Star"; "The Outer Planets"; "The Most Dangerous Place"; "Search for ET"; and "Beyond the Big Bang."

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • UPC: 733961776058
  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 11:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,816

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Erik Thompson Narrator
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History Channel: The Universe
1. Introduction [:54]
2. A Celestial Blockbuster [11:45]
3. The Power of Plasma [8:32]
4. Forecasting Solar Threats [9:52]
5. A Perfect Solar Storm [5:56]
6. Churning Surface of the Sun [7:01]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. So Much Like Mars [11:06]
3. Early Speculation [6:55]
4. A Closer Look [8:05]
5. Life on Mars? [7:45]
6. Spirit and Opportunity [9:03]
1. Introduction [1:17]
2. Cosmic Threats [11:23]
3. Harmful Rocks [8:49]
4. Gamma Ray Bursts [9:26]
5. Turning Up the Heat [5:59]
6. The Big Rip [7:06]
1. Introduction [1:15]
2. A Churning Ball of Gas [13:58]
3. The Red Spot [10:20]
4. Secrets of Europa [6:02]
5. The Magnetic Field [6:25]
6. Listening to Jupiter [6:00]
Disc #2 -- History Channel: The Universe
1. Introduction [1:01]
2. Lunar Extremes [13:22]
3. Time, Tides and Origins [7:53]
4. Lunar Theories [8:15]
5. Lunar Samples [7:08]
6. Giant Impact Theory [6:21]
1. Introduction [1:26]
2. Impacting on Earth [11:02]
3. Crashing into Existence [9:52]
4. Origins of Life [8:46]
5. Complex Life on Land [6:32]
6. Ice Caps in Peril [6:22]
1. Introduction [:37]
2. Earth's Evil Twin Venus [14:24]
3. Exploring the Surface [9:04]
4. The Terrains of Mercury [8:32]
5. Site of Impact [5:37]
6. Volcanic Heritage [5:45]
Disc #3 -- History Channel: The Universe
1. Introduction [1:16]
2. The Gas Giant [10:43]
3. The Mysterious Rings [10:05]
4. Exploring Titan [7:55]
5. Geysers on Enceladus [7:36]
6. Search For Life [6:07]
1. Introduction [1:32]
2. Variety of Galaxies [13:16]
3. Forming Galaxies [6:57]
4. Gravity and Expansion [8:48]
5. Black Holes and Dark Matter [7:57]
6. Studying the Galaxies [5:49]
1. Introduction [1:10]
2. Forces of Gravity [15:00]
3. White Dwarfs [9:53]
4. All From the Stars [6:02]
5. Explosive Collisions [6:38]
6. Failed Stars [5:37]
1. Introduction [1:25]
2. The Case For Pluto [10:38]
3. The Man Who Killed Pluto [8:05]
4. Cool Blue Uranus [10:07]
5. Windswept Neptune [7:47]
6. Moons of Neptune [6:18]
Disc #4 -- History Channel: The Universe
1. Introduction [1:07]
2. Dangers of a Magnetar [8:38]
3. Black Holes [8:54]
4. Super Massive Threats [8:34]
5. Galaxy Mergers [9:18]
6. Cosmic Monster Quasars [7:49]
1. Introduction [1:18]
2. Life's Basic Chemistry [11:29]
3. Europa [8:01]
4. Titan [8:02]
5. Radio Waves [6:54]
6. Intelligent Machines [8:36]
1. Introduction [1:04]
2. Begin With a Bang [8:49]
3. Ancient Observations [9:55]
4. Sun at the Center [5:15]
5. Dogma and Science Collide [7:00]
6. Power of Mathematics [5:10]
7. Einstein's Theory [10:28]
8. Expanding Universe [9:24]
9. Steady State Theory [7:12]
10. The Smoking Gun [7:51]
11. Inflation Theory [11:07]
12. Imagine the Future [6:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- History Channel: The Universe
   Secrets of the Sun
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   Mars the Red Planet
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   End of the Earth
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   Jupiter the Giant Planet
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Disc #2 -- History Channel: The Universe
   Moon
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   Spaceship Earth
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   Mercury & Venus the Inner Planets
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Disc #3 -- History Channel: The Universe
   Saturn Lord of the Rings
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   Alien Galaxies
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   Life & Death of a Star
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   The Outer Planets
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Disc #4 -- History Channel: The Universe
   Most Dangerous Places
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   Search For ET
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   Beyond the Big Bang
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great shows and plenty of them!

    This show is incredibly well done. Every episode is interesting and keeps your attention. It's great for the beginner as well as those who already follow astronomy. My daughter and I enjoyed watching these together, and even my wife would get hooked into them periodically if she happened to be in the room at the time. This is an entire season, too, so their are plenty of shows.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    love it

    i love it.....it gives you a lot of infromation of stuff....i watched it...it tells you about a astroid named apofas...its awesome, thats why i want it i love this movie you should get it

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The one, the only, The Universe

    The reason I like The Universe is that it is interesting and you can't stop watching it. The visuals and the information are both fascinating. I am a fourth-grader who loves astronomy and I think this DVD series is great! I recommend it for kids and grown-ups who love astronomy and learning about the universe. (Written by my 10-year-old son.)

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