The Universe (Light Speed)

November 25, 2008

Season Three of the amazing series The Universe continues tonight. The new episode is called “Light Speed.” Here’s a preview…

According to the laws of physics we can never travel faster than the speed of light…or can we? Light speed allows us to see things instantly here on Earth, and shows us the entire history of the universe going back nearly 14 billion years. Learn all about light speed, the ultimate constant in the universe and discover ways scientists envision breaking the “light barrier” which may be the only way the star travel of our imaginations ever comes to reality.

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The Universe (Parallel Universes)

November 18, 2008

The new season of the amazing series The Universe continues tonight. The new episode is called “Parallel Universes.” Here’s a preview…

Some of the world’s leading physicists believe they have found startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own. One possibility is that the universe is so vast that an exact replica of our Solar System, our planet and ourselves exists many times over. These Doppelganger Universes exist within our own Universe; in what scientist now call “The Multiverse.” Today, trailblazing experiments by state of the art particle colliders are looking for evidence of higher dimensions and Parallel Universes. If proof is found, it will change our lives, our minds, our planet, our science and our universe.

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The Universe (Deep Space Disasters)

November 11, 2008

Wow! Season 3 of the amazing series The Universe continues tonight. The new episode is called “Deep Space Disasters.” Here’s a preview…

In space travel there is a saying that the first 50 miles and the last 50 miles are the most dangerous. Explore the controlled explosion of launch, the fiery crucible of reentry and everything in between. See how a single spark inside a spacecraft or a micrometeoroid less than an inch wide hitting a space station can turn a routine mission into a lethal nightmare. As the missions become longer, venturing to Mars and beyond, the potential disasters will only become bigger. What would happen if a spacecraft ventured too close to a black hole or was hit by a gamma ray burst?

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The Universe (Gravity)

April 22, 2008

The next episode of the amazing series The Universe continues tonight. The new episode is called “Gravity.” Here’s a preview…

Gravity is the most powerful and exacting force in the universe. It is pervasive and penetrating. Gravity binds us together, its reach hangs stars in the sky and its grip crushes light. Gravity holds planets together, and leashes them to their suns. Without gravity, stars, comets, moons, nebulae, and even the Earth itself would not exist. Explore how science and humanity discovered, overcame and utilized gravity. Learn what it takes to propel objects into the heavens, to ride a wave or to ski down a slope. Take a front row seat as an astronaut subjects himself to the weightless wonders of the specially modified aircraft used to train astronauts known as the “Vomit Comet.”

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The Universe (Biggest Things in Space)

April 15, 2008

The next episode of the amazing series The Universe continues tonight. The new episode is called “Biggest Things in Space.” Here’s a preview…

Imagine a tornado so powerful, it can form a planet, or winds sweeping across a planet but blowing at 6,000 miles per hour! How about rain….made of iron? Sounds like science fiction, but this type of weather is occurring daily in our solar system. Scientists are just beginning to unlock the secrets of these planets and their atmospheres. Can this research help scientists solve long unanswered questions that we have about Earth? As our own planet churns with the effects of global warming, it’s natural to look into the heavens and wonder about the rest of the real estate.

Like the book “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy says… “Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen …”

And there are big things in the big space.

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The Universe (Wildest Weather in the Cosmos)

April 8, 2008

The next episode of the amazing series The Universe continues tonight. The new episode is called “Wildest Weather in the Cosmos.” Here’s a preview…

Imagine a tornado so powerful, it can form a planet, or winds sweeping across a planet but blowing at 6,000 miles per hour! How about rain….made of iron? Sounds like science fiction, but this type of weather is occurring daily in our solar system. Scientists are just beginning to unlock the secrets of these planets and their atmospheres. Can this research help scientists solve long unanswered questions that we have about Earth? As our own planet churns with the effects of global warming, it’s natural to look into the heavens and wonder about the rest of the real estate.

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The Universe (Nebulas)

April 1, 2008
The next episode of the amazing series The Universe continues tonight. The new episode is called “Nebulas.” Here’s a preview…

Take a tour through the “Art Gallery of the Galaxy” and view what are considered the “crown jewels” of the heavens. Nebulas are mysterious clouds of gas that aren’t classified as stars, planets, moons or asteroids. Astronomers use the most sophisticated techniques to view them since they are practically invisible to the naked eye. Nothing less than stunning, nebulas glow, reflect or obscure the galaxy’s light with amazing swirls of color. Nebulas mark the regions where the nothingness of space first coalesces, where stars are born and where stars die. Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to bring the universe down to earth.

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