The Universe

    Discover the secrets of the universe in this series that pairs animation with insights on distant planets, black holes and other celestial marvels.
    Starring:Erik Thompson
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    The Universe

    Season 1
    Watch Secrets of the Sun. Episode 1 of Season 1.

    Of all the stars in the universe, one dominates our celestial neighborhood: the Sun. It's so large that a million Earths could fit in its boundaries.

    Watch Mars: The Red Planet. Episode 2 of Season 1.

    Mars is home to the largest volcano in the solar system and a colossal valley. Despite its otherworldly features, it's the planet most like Earth.

    Watch The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats to Our Planet. Episode 3 of Season 1.

    The Earth has become a dangerous place to live, and it's only a matter of time before a cosmic force will annihilate the planet.

    Watch Jupiter: The Giant Planet. Episode 4 of Season 1.

    More than 60 moons rotate around this powerful planet. Its flowing colors and spots hold strange beauty, but contain violent storms and jet streams.

    Watch The Moon. Episode 5 of Season 1.

    For thousands of years, man has found comfort in the moon as a lantern at nighttime, a timekeeper for farmers and a location finder for sailors.

    Watch Spaceship Earth. Episode 6 of Season 1.

    A survivor of one of the most violent regions in the universe, learn about Earth's beginnings and the creatures that hold clues to how life began.

    Watch The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus. Episode 7 of Season 1.

    Mercury and Venus are hostile worlds -- one gouged with craters from cosmic collisions and the other a vortex of sulfur, carbon dioxide and acid rain.

    Watch Saturn: Lord of the Rings. Episode 8 of Season 1.

    Are Saturn's rings a celestial phenomenon or a cosmic illusion? Experts are now able to get closer to the furthest planet visible to the naked eye.

    Watch Alien Galaxies. Episode 9 of Season 1.

    To know our place in the universe, take a look far, far away at the realm of alien galaxies. Our own galaxy is just one of hundreds of billions.

    Watch Life and Death of a Star. Episode 10 of Season 1.

    Ignited by the power of the atom, stars are anything but peaceful. They collide, devour each other and explode in enormous supernovas.

    Watch The Outer Planets. Episode 11 of Season 1.

    New discoveries regarding the outer planets -- Uranus, Neptune and Pluto -- are creating a fundamental rethinking of our solar system.

    Watch The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe. Episode 12 of Season 1.

    Take a tour of black holes, galaxy mergers, gamma ray bursts and magnetars. Massive black holes can literally "lasso" Earth out of the solar system.

    Watch Search for ET. Episode 13 of Season 1.

    The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is a privately funded project using radio and optical telescopes to scan the stars for signals.

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