The best episodes from the TV show The Universe

List of the 10 best rated episodes from the TV show The Universe from the 81 listed on our webite. Order based on the average from the IMDB and TMDB ratings
The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats to our Planet (
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The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats to our Planet ("The Universe" The End of the Earth)

Season 1, Episode 3
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steroids, comets, gamma ray bursts and the sun all combine to make the Earth a dangerous place to live.

NASA's top brass and other scientists are arming themselves with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack. Watch and investigate bizarre, and terrifying apocalyptic scenarios and the ways that scientists are racing against the clock to develop technology to defend our planet.

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The Moon (
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The Moon ("The Universe" The Moon)

Season 1, Episode 5
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he moon has comforted man for thousands of years. It's been everything from a god to a compass, and the only cosmic body human beings have ever visited.

NASA is planning to build a permanent outpost there. Discover how the moon came to be--if you don't already know, you will be astounded.

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Spaceship Earth (
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Spaceship Earth ("The Universe" Spaceship Earth)

Season 1, Episode 6
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ake a high performance ride through the formation of the third planet from the Sun, Earth...

A survivor of one of the most violent "neighborhoods" in the Universe, learn how Earth was created and discover what creatures hold clues to how life began. What evil forces threaten the demise of Earth? Complex and controversial, this is the scientific detective story of all time.

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Jupiter: The Giant Planet (
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Jupiter: The Giant Planet ("The Universe" Jupiter: The Giant Planet)

Season 1, Episode 4
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upiter poses many questions about our solar system. It is a powerful planet of gas whose flowing colors and spots are beautiful, but contain violent storms and jet streams. A mini solar system of over sixty moons rotate around Jupiter--a half billion miles from earth. Could one of these moons contain life under its icy crust?

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Saturn: Lord of the Rings (
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Saturn: Lord of the Rings ("The Universe" Saturn)

Season 1, Episode 8
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re the rings of Saturn a real celestial phenomenon or merely a cosmic Illusion? Technology allows the experts to get closer to the furthest planet visible to the naked eye. Old questions are answered and new ones arise. Does Saturn hold the key to Earth's weather and will one of its moons supply us with all the oil we'll ever need?

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Mars: The Red Planet (
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Mars: The Red Planet ("The Universe" Mars: The Red Planet)

Season 1, Episode 2
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isit the planet most like Earth. There is a discussion of what life on Mars would be like and about the life forms that could've evolved there.

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Secrets of the Sun (
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Secrets of the Sun ("The Universe" Secrets of the Sun)

Season 1, Episode 1
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ehold the sun and all of it's glory. Learn all things about the sun ranging from its beginning to its death. Also learn about how stars work in general and MUCH MUCH more.

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Alien Galaxies (
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Alien Galaxies ("The Universe" Alien Galaxies)

Season 1, Episode 9
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ur galaxy is one of hundreds of billions in the universe. View of universe through the Hubble telescope and go back almost all the way to the Big Bang.

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Life and Death of a Star (
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Life and Death of a Star ("The Universe" Life and Death of a Star)

Season 1, Episode 10
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gnited by the power of the atom, burning with light, heat and wrath, stars are anything but peaceful. They collide, devour each other, and explode in enormous supernovas--the biggest explosions in the Universe.

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Beyond the Big Bang (
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Beyond the Big Bang ("The Universe" Beyond the Big Bang)

Season 1, Episode 14
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he universe began with a massive expansion, billions and billions of years ago, and it continues to expand with every passing second. The idea that the universe, and man's very existence, began with a "Big Bang" is no longer a topic of debate among most scientists--it is essentially taken as fact.

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The Universe

The Universe is an American documentary television series that features computer-generated imagery and computer graphics of astronomical objects in the universe plus interviews with experts who study in the fields of cosmology, astronomy, and astrophysics. The program is produced by Flight 33 Productions and Workaholic Productions. The series premiered on May 29, 2007, on The History Channel and four subsequent seasons were aired until 2010. Starting from October 25, 2011, new episodes began airing exclusively on H2.
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