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Could we be unique in the universe or is there another planet similar to earth somewhere in the cosmos? Is it possible that our nearest star is home to another earth-like ...

Could we be unique in the universe or is there another planet similar to earth somewhere in the cosmos? Is it possible that our nearest star is home to another earth-like planet? Earth sized planets have been hard to find, but indirect methods are coming on line to give scientists a good survey of how many such bodies may be in the universe. How rare would it be to find life on another earth-like planet?

Once they were dreaded and thought to be dragons eating the sun, but modern science has dispelled mythology, and we now look forward to total solar eclipses as one of the most ...

Once they were dreaded and thought to be dragons eating the sun, but modern science has dispelled mythology, and we now look forward to total solar eclipses as one of the most spectacular phenomena in the heavens. Explore the complex movements of Earth, moon and sun that produce these unusual events, and find out why we may be the only intelligent beings in the known universe to witness eclipses like we see on Earth. Synthetic eclipses also figure into the science in the form of instruments called 'coronagraphs'. They blot out the sun and reveal its corona, uncovering secrets which, while enlightening, also warn of a disaster that could make our advanced technology crash and burn. Finally, the program goes into deep space, where the tiny eclipses caused by planets circling distant stars are now beginning to reveal hundreds more stars where exoplanets exists - perhaps even those in habitable zones like the Earth.

All those galaxies, stars, planets and moons amount to a mere 4 percent of what really awaits out there. This awareness distinguishes science from other human activities.

All those galaxies, stars, planets and moons amount to a mere 4 percent of what really awaits out there. This awareness distinguishes science from other human activities.

Stephen Hawking and his team investigate the dawning of a new age where machines talk to machines, where previously isolated sciences come together to form new disciplines.

Stephen Hawking and his team investigate the dawning of a new age where machines talk to machines, where previously isolated sciences come together to form new disciplines.

Each episode focuses on a single engineering specialty, like blasting, underwater construction, forensic engineering, robotics and virtual engineering.

Each episode focuses on a single engineering specialty, like blasting, underwater construction, forensic engineering, robotics and virtual engineering.

Within our immense universe lies a lesser-known world of tiny particles.

Within our immense universe lies a lesser-known world of tiny particles.

Einstein's and Galileo's theories led to breakthroughs in understanding the universe. The work of Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, and modern day astronomers, Paul Butler and ...

Einstein's and Galileo's theories led to breakthroughs in understanding the universe. The work of Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, and modern day astronomers, Paul Butler and Saul Perlmutter also led to breakthroughs in astronomy.

The Universe
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The Universe: Sex in Space

Season 3  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  February 9, 2011
When man finally broke free of the Earth's gravitational pull the dream of traveling to other planets became a reality. Today scientists are proposing a bizarre array of ...

When man finally broke free of the Earth's gravitational pull the dream of traveling to other planets became a reality. Today scientists are proposing a bizarre array of technologies in the hope of traveling faster through space: from space craft sporting sails that catch laser beams, to propulsion engines powered by a bizarre entity known as anti-matter.

According to Hollywood, evil robots are all around us, disguised as cars and trucks. What kind of mechanical power allows a Camero to stand and move around like a human?

According to Hollywood, evil robots are all around us, disguised as cars and trucks. What kind of mechanical power allows a Camero to stand and move around like a human?

Could there be a monstrous, undiscovered star orbiting our own Sun? Could it be scattering killer comets throughout our Solar System like clockwork every 26 million years?

Could there be a monstrous, undiscovered star orbiting our own Sun? Could it be scattering killer comets throughout our Solar System like clockwork every 26 million years?

Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but within days of departure find themselves banned from the US due to Albert's politics.

Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but within days of departure find themselves banned from the US due to Albert's politics.

Pete constructs an amazing clubhouse for Sunrise Day Camp - a summer camp for kids battling cancer.

Pete constructs an amazing clubhouse for Sunrise Day Camp - a summer camp for kids battling cancer.

Explore important physics discoveries that help us understand how the world and universe operate, and why things move and work the way they do.

Explore important physics discoveries that help us understand how the world and universe operate, and why things move and work the way they do.

The Universe
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The Universe: Edge of Space

Season 3  |  Episode 11  |  The History Channel  |  February 6, 2011
Are 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. ...

Are 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. Does Saturn hold the key to Earth's weather and will on of its moons supply us with all the oil we'll ever need?

The Universe
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The Universe: Light Speed

Season 3  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  February 7, 2011
When mankind eventually leaves the cradle of Earth and ventures forth into the uncharted territories of the cosmos, where, and what form, will our new home take?

When mankind eventually leaves the cradle of Earth and ventures forth into the uncharted territories of the cosmos, where, and what form, will our new home take?

New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental rethinking of our solar system. Uranus is a toxic combination of hydrogen, helium and methane. Neptune's ...

New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental rethinking of our solar system. Uranus is a toxic combination of hydrogen, helium and methane. Neptune's largest moon, Triton, is cold and barren, but scientists speculate that liquid water might exist under Triton's icy surface. Cold and inhospitable, Pluto completes one orbit around the solar system every 248 years.

Take a tour through 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, ...

Take a tour through 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. Nothing less than stunning, nebulas glow, reflect or obscure the galaxy's light with amazing swirls of colour. Nebulas mark the regions where the nothingness of space first coalesces, where stars are born and where stars die.

Are 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. ...

Are 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. Does Saturn hold the key to Earth's weather and will on of its moons supply us with all the oil we'll ever need?

What does the universe sound like? From the sweep of a pulsar to the deafening roar of our boiling sun, this episode explores the undiscovered soundscapes of the solar system, ...

What does the universe sound like? From the sweep of a pulsar to the deafening roar of our boiling sun, this episode explores the undiscovered soundscapes of the solar system, the galaxy and the entire cosmos.

Each episode focuses on a single engineering specialty, like blasting, underwater construction, forensic engineering, robotics and virtual engineering.

Each episode focuses on a single engineering specialty, like blasting, underwater construction, forensic engineering, robotics and virtual engineering.

The cast uses awesome analogies to bring the biggest objects, farthest distances and fastest speeds down to Earth. To truly understand the scale of the cosmos, they jump ...

The cast uses awesome analogies to bring the biggest objects, farthest distances and fastest speeds down to Earth. To truly understand the scale of the cosmos, they jump behind the wheel of monster trucks, scale the Golden Gate bridge and race across the desert in a rocket-powered car.

No-one has ever tried to land on a comet until now. We follow a team of scientists on a daring mission to land on a comet and place a state-of-the-art research lab on its ...

No-one has ever tried to land on a comet until now. We follow a team of scientists on a daring mission to land on a comet and place a state-of-the-art research lab on its surface that could unlock the secrets of the universe.

From the team that brought you Everything and Nothing comes Order and Disorder - another mind-melting trip through philosophy, physics, technology and the history of science. ...

From the team that brought you Everything and Nothing comes Order and Disorder - another mind-melting trip through philosophy, physics, technology and the history of science. Order and Disorder tells the story of the most fundamental laws humans have ever uncovered - the rules which govern the movement and transformation of energy throughout the universe. Understanding them has given us the modern engine, revealed why time moves forward and helped build a global communications network.

The Sun is the massive engine that drives our solar system, providing the energy that makes life on Earth possible, but it also rages with violent storms and explosions that ...

The Sun is the massive engine that drives our solar system, providing the energy that makes life on Earth possible, but it also rages with violent storms and explosions that can threaten our planet. With some experts predicting that we are headed for the most violent period of solar activity in modern history, it's never been more important to understand the Secrets of the Sun.

Join the heroic quest for knowledge as Cosmos once again sets sail for the stars. Hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this 13-part reboot of Carl ...

Join the heroic quest for knowledge as Cosmos once again sets sail for the stars. Hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this 13-part reboot of Carl Sagan's ground-breaking series will venture to the new worlds that circle our suns, retrace our roots back to the hearts of distant stars, and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.

Following each night's Stargazing Live broadcast on ABC, this program allows viewers to journey deeper into the ideas explored on the main show and ask questions of both Brian ...

Following each night's Stargazing Live broadcast on ABC, this program allows viewers to journey deeper into the ideas explored on the main show and ask questions of both Brian Cox and a panel of expert scientists.

Following each night's Stargazing Live broadcast on ABC, this program allows viewers to journey deeper into the ideas explored on the main show and ask questions of both Brian ...

Following each night's Stargazing Live broadcast on ABC, this program allows viewers to journey deeper into the ideas explored on the main show and ask questions of both Brian Cox and a panel of expert scientists.

Join us as we explore theories of how the universe came into being, outlining the realisation of Edwin Hubble that the universe is expanding, and the discovery of the residual ...

Join us as we explore theories of how the universe came into being, outlining the realisation of Edwin Hubble that the universe is expanding, and the discovery of the residual radiation that gave weight to the Big Bang theory.

Looking beyond the borders of our solar system, what's nearby in our galaxy? How do the other objects in our local area influence life on Earth?

Looking beyond the borders of our solar system, what's nearby in our galaxy? How do the other objects in our local area influence life on Earth?

In a universe filled with a billion galaxies, are we alone? SETI - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - is a privately funded project scanning the stars for signals. ...

In a universe filled with a billion galaxies, are we alone? SETI - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - is a privately funded project scanning the stars for signals. NASA is planning missions to Mars, Jupiter's sixth moon, and Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to look for primative, microbial life in ice concentrations. Whether we discover primitive or intelligent life, how will that knowledge impact humankind's view of itself?

A variety of cosmic events have both helpful and harmful effects on life on Earth. From the beauty of the Aurora Borealis to the dangers of UV radiation and cosmic rays, this ...

A variety of cosmic events have both helpful and harmful effects on life on Earth. From the beauty of the Aurora Borealis to the dangers of UV radiation and cosmic rays, this episode explores how the effects generated by the sun can literally get under our skin, scramble our technology, make life possible and threaten our existence all at the same time.

The sun created our solar system, but in the far, far future, it will be engulfed and destroyed. Mankind will have to leave this planet and find new places to live. Explore ...

The sun created our solar system, but in the far, far future, it will be engulfed and destroyed. Mankind will have to leave this planet and find new places to live. Explore the ways we live on other worlds.

A stellar explosion, the supernova is the sensational death of a star. Jets of high-energy light and matter are propelled into space and Astronomers believe that this process ...

A stellar explosion, the supernova is the sensational death of a star. Jets of high-energy light and matter are propelled into space and Astronomers believe that this process creates the very building blocks of planets, people and plants. Meet the world's leading Supernova hunters, and take a look at recorded supernovas throughout history.

Delve into the myths, misconceptions, truths and amazing mysteries of our unique universe. Could life exist on Mars? Is time travel possible and does Einstein's theory of ...

Delve into the myths, misconceptions, truths and amazing mysteries of our unique universe. Could life exist on Mars? Is time travel possible and does Einstein's theory of relativity support it? Is there a companion dark star to our sun and could it pose a threat to earth? Take a journey from science fiction that predicted all these things, to the scientific reality of what they mean to us in the ever-changing universe.

Dark Matter and dark Energy remain mysteries of our universe. Discovered only ten years ago, scientists are struggling to comprehend its unusual characteristics and answer ...

Dark Matter and dark Energy remain mysteries of our universe. Discovered only ten years ago, scientists are struggling to comprehend its unusual characteristics and answer the ultimate question; what is the fate of our Universe?

The Universe as we know it is condemned to death. Space, matter and even time will one day cease to exist and there's nothing we can do about it. Harsh realities are revealed ...

The Universe as we know it is condemned to death. Space, matter and even time will one day cease to exist and there's nothing we can do about it. Harsh realities are revealed about the future of our Universe; it may collapse and burn or it might be gripped by a galactic ice age. No matter how it ends, life in our Universe is doomed.

It may seem like science fiction, but the cosmos isn't just something way out there. Many times in human history, objects or forces from space have changed the course of life ...

It may seem like science fiction, but the cosmos isn't just something way out there. Many times in human history, objects or forces from space have changed the course of life on Earth.

World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson simplifies our high-tech world through the inspiring life story of the man whose genius Albert Einstein revered.

World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson simplifies our high-tech world through the inspiring life story of the man whose genius Albert Einstein revered.

Our journey begins with a trip to another world and time, an idyllic beach during the last perfect day on the planet Venus, right before a runaway greenhouse effect wreaks ...

Our journey begins with a trip to another world and time, an idyllic beach during the last perfect day on the planet Venus, right before a runaway greenhouse effect wreaks havoc on the planet.

Join the heroic quest for knowledge as Cosmos once again sets sail for the stars. Hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this 13-part reboot of Carl ...

Join the heroic quest for knowledge as Cosmos once again sets sail for the stars. Hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this 13-part reboot of Carl Sagan's ground-breaking series will venture to the new worlds that circle our suns, retrace our roots back to the hearts of distant stars, and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.

Must we die? World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson what intelligent beings would do if they had an eternity to develop their understanding of the universe.

Must we die? World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson what intelligent beings would do if they had an eternity to develop their understanding of the universe.

World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and The Ship Of The Imagination take a hair-raising ride, chasing a single comet through its million-year plunge towards the Sun.

World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and The Ship Of The Imagination take a hair-raising ride, chasing a single comet through its million-year plunge towards the Sun.

Stephen Hawking's Future Universe
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Stephen Hawking's Future Universe: Designer Human

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  March 10, 2014
Stephen Hawking and his team investigate how breakthroughs in technology are being applied to human beings, not only for more effective repairs and replacement body parts, but ...

Stephen Hawking and his team investigate how breakthroughs in technology are being applied to human beings, not only for more effective repairs and replacement body parts, but also for upgrading the brain.

Stephen Hawking's Future Universe
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Stephen Hawking's Future Universe: Code Red

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 17, 2014
Dealing with crises has always been one of science's greatest challenges. In this episode, Stephen Hawking and his team investigate astonishing breakthroughs that are making ...

Dealing with crises has always been one of science's greatest challenges. In this episode, Stephen Hawking and his team investigate astonishing breakthroughs that are making human life less fragile in the face of danger.

We can't compare anything on earth to the biggest things known in space. Discover which is the largest planet, star, star cluster, constellation, black hole, volcano, galaxy, ...

We can't compare anything on earth to the biggest things known in space. Discover which is the largest planet, star, star cluster, constellation, black hole, volcano, galaxy, explosions, moon storm, impact crater and 'void' in space.

Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates one of the most important concepts in the world today - information. He discovers how we harnessed the power of symbols, everything from ...

Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates one of the most important concepts in the world today - information. He discovers how we harnessed the power of symbols, everything from the first alphabet to the electric telegraph through to the modern digital age.

China's Three Gorges Dam is the largest and heaviest concrete structure on earth, and it produces more power than any hydroelectric dam ever built. Discover how engineers ...

China's Three Gorges Dam is the largest and heaviest concrete structure on earth, and it produces more power than any hydroelectric dam ever built. Discover how engineers reshaped a river to accomplish this incredible engineering feat.

Soaring 632 m into the sky, the Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world.

Soaring 632 m into the sky, the Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world.

Featuring Nikola Tesla's death mask. Host Mo Rocca shows us learning the science of gravity with bowling balls; the physics involved with the art of stone balancing; the ...

Featuring Nikola Tesla's death mask. Host Mo Rocca shows us learning the science of gravity with bowling balls; the physics involved with the art of stone balancing; the rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison; and the new bee hive that makes the honey flow.

Earth may seem like the most hospitable planet in the solar system. But look again. Startling new discoveries reveal the blue planet has been plagued by more chaos and ...

Earth may seem like the most hospitable planet in the solar system. But look again. Startling new discoveries reveal the blue planet has been plagued by more chaos and destruction than scientists once imagined.

After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II ends, Albert Einstein assumes the role of a world citizen in his twilight years and refocuses his efforts on preventing ...

After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II ends, Albert Einstein assumes the role of a world citizen in his twilight years and refocuses his efforts on preventing further wars.

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, but is there anything stopping us from building higher? Dr Niraj Lal explores whether we could ever build into ...

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, but is there anything stopping us from building higher? Dr Niraj Lal explores whether we could ever build into the clouds, or beyond them.

Following each night's Stargazing Live broadcast on ABC, this program allows viewers to journey deeper into the ideas explored on the main show and ask questions of both Brian ...

Following each night's Stargazing Live broadcast on ABC, this program allows viewers to journey deeper into the ideas explored on the main show and ask questions of both Brian Cox and a panel of expert scientists.

We used to think that Earth was at the center of the universe, but now we know we're not even at the center of our own galaxy. Countless wonders exist between where earth is ...

We used to think that Earth was at the center of the universe, but now we know we're not even at the center of our own galaxy. Countless wonders exist between where earth is situated and the massive black hole at the galactic center of our solar system Come along for a guided tour of 100,000 light-year-wide family of stars and stellar phenomena we call The Milky Way.

The Universe
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The Universe: The Moon

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  November 12, 2010
We used to think that Earth was at the center of the universe, but now we know we're not even at the center of our own galaxy. Countless wonders exist between where earth is ...

We used to think that Earth was at the center of the universe, but now we know we're not even at the center of our own galaxy. Countless wonders exist between where earth is situated and the massive black hole at the galactic center of our solar system Come along for a guided tour of 100,000 light-year-wide family of stars and stellar phenomena we call The Milky Way.

This episode will take viewers on a ride through the formation of the third planet from the Sun. Galactic investigators will hunt for answers to some of man's most puzzling ...

This episode will take viewers on a ride through the formation of the third planet from the Sun. Galactic investigators will hunt for answers to some of man's most puzzling questions. From its early struggles with asteroids and comets to its current battles against global warming, the creation of Spaceship Earth is one of the most complex and controversial scientific detective stories of all time.

Space may look very quiet and beautiful but looks can be deceiving. Find out how dangerous our violent universe really is with asteroids, comets, black holes and more we don't ...

Space may look very quiet and beautiful but looks can be deceiving. Find out how dangerous our violent universe really is with asteroids, comets, black holes and more we don't yet know.

In a universe filled with a billion galaxies, are we alone? SETI - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - is a privately funded project scanning the stars for signals. ...

In a universe filled with a billion galaxies, are we alone? SETI - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - is a privately funded project scanning the stars for signals. NASA is planning missions to Mars, Jupiter's sixth moon, and Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to look for primative, microbial life in ice concentrations. Whether we discover primitive or intelligent life, how will that knowledge impact humankind's view of itself?

Space colonisation is no longer the fodder of science fiction, it is becoming a reality. Examine the efforts underway to establish a human colony on Mars, including how they ...

Space colonisation is no longer the fodder of science fiction, it is becoming a reality. Examine the efforts underway to establish a human colony on Mars, including how they plan to grow food, recycle wastewater and introduce greenhouse gases to revive the red planet and make it more habitable for humans.

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