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  • End of the World

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 6/23/10

    The world didn't end on 5/21/11 as some feared, but someday it will, and not just on Earth, but for asteroids, comets, moons, planets, stars and everything in our Known Universe. To demonstrate this complex cycle of life and death, scientist David Kaplan watches the destruction of a 16-story building shattering the structure while creating new matter and debris.moreless
  • Escaping Earth

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 6/16/10

    Engineering in space represents the future of human civilization but also poses some of our greatest technical difficulties. Building in zero-G is like constructing a ship at sea while it's moving. Known Universe travels to NASA's tool lab to check out the gear needed to build in this challenging environment, from high-tech wrenches and hammers to the ultimate robotic handyman.moreless
  • Construction Zone

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 6/9/10

    Engineering in space represents the future of human civilization, but also poses some of our greatest technical difficulties. Known Universe travels to NASA's tool lab to see the equipment we need for building in this challenging environment, from high tech wrenches and hammers to the ultimate robotic handyman, Robonaut.moreless
  • Biggest Cosmic Blasts

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 6/2/10

    Volcanic eruptions aren't unique to Earth. They're common throughout the solar system. Eruptions are capable of both destruction and creation, and Known Universe explores their astonishing effects on humans and entire galaxies. We'll head to the big island of Hawaii to get up close and personal with one of the most active lava fields on the planet. Is there a way to predict when the next catastrophic eruption might occur?moreless
  • Extreme Space Tech

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 5/26/10

    Humans are continually creating technologies that get bigger, faster, and make us more interconnected. National Geographic explores how science is re-thinking the physics of the universe to take everything from basic household items and vehicles to our most advanced technologies here on Earth and transform them for use in space.moreless
  • Most Powerful Stars

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 5/19/10

    The twinkling dots of light in the night sky are really among the most violent spots in space. National Geographic examines these fiery galactic furnaces to learn their secrets. Explore how a star becomes even more powerful in its violent supernova death. Delve into how these powerful stars affect the planets around them, from the utter devastation of their enormous amounts of energy, to the possibility of creating the ideal environment for life.moreless
  • Treasure Hunt

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 5/12/10

    For ages, mankind has been obsessed with finding treasure - from mining gold and other precious metals to the allure of diamonds buried deep underground. And, as our technology leads us further into space, we're discovering new frontiers - asteroids containing more metal than we've ever mined on Earth, and planets like Neptune that may have vast liquid diamond oceans. Our very definition of treasure itself will begin to change as we hunt for new energy sources and the most elusive and important treasure necessary for our survival - watermoreless
  • Surviving Outer Space

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 5/5/11

    In space, man's survival becomes a tense, daily challenge. Micro-gravity's effects on daily human activity are just beginning to be understood.The vacuum of space and it's near-zero pressure can kill us in minutes, if not seconds. And the ultimate space executioner may be ever-present dangers of solar radiation. Known Universe examines how man will overcome the odds and survive in space.moreless
  • Surviving Outer Space

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 5/5/10

    In space, man's survival becomes a tense, daily challenge. Micro-gravity's effects on daily human activity are just beginning to be understood.The vacuum of space and it's near-zero pressure can kill us in minutes, if not seconds. And the ultimate space executioner may be ever-present dangers of solar radiation. Known Universe examines how man will overcome the odds and survive in space.moreless
  • Cosmic Fury

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 5/13/10

    Earthquakes and volcanoes pose an unpredictable and deadly threat here on Earth, but they also occur far out in the universe. What can we learn from these interplanetary phenomena that may help us predict when Mother Nature will next unleash her fury? Scientists are looking to Io, a moon of Jupiter that is jam-packed with volcanoes, for insights. Then we'll travel deep under the Earth's crust to see the physical source of these catastrophic events.moreless
  • Final Frontiers

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 5/6/10

    More than 70 percent of Earth is covered in water, but we've only explored roughly 5 percent of it. We've roamed even less of our solar system. Until recently, scientists haven't had the tools necessary to traverse either of these alien environments. Now, armed with some of the latest advances, we join scientists on a voyage into the unknown -- from the far reaches of space to the extreme depths of our oceans -- where new discoveries have experts questioning everything we know about the universe, and ultimately ourselves.moreless
  • Decoding the Skies

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 4/29/10

    Our ancestors' relationship with the heavens led to some of mankind's ancient discoveries and greatest creations. The ancient Greeks discovered Earth was round; the Polynesians used the sun and stars to navigate vast oceans in simple canoes; some think amazing structures like Stonehenge were designed to observe the sky. Now, Known Universe examines mankind's first observations of the cosmos to understand how they put us on the path to modern discovery.moreless
  • Alien Contact

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 4/15/10

    Are we alone? It's an age-old question that was relatively "taboo" in mainstream science until the mid-1990s, when astronomers found planets outside our solar system. Now, Known Universe joins the hunt for alien life as scientists search for planets with similar characteristics to Earth's. Journey to find planets that may support life and discover new space-based technologies that aid in the search for advanced alien civilizations.moreless
  • Stellar Storms

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 4/8/10

    Never mind the pesky blizzards and mudslides we deal with on Earth. Imagine dodging frozen methane raindrops, or winds of 11,000 mph. Take a trip around the cosmos to see some of the universe's most extreme weather. Travel to Venus, the hottest planet in our solar system, where temperatures scorch at 900 degrees. Witness massive dust storms that rage for months on Mars. And, head to the Space Weather Prediction Center to see how weather on the sun affects us.moreless
  • Cosmic Collisions

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 4/1/10

    Could an asteroid impact with Earth wipe out the human race? Known Universe explores what is being done to prevent such an Armageddon by heading to the front line of asteroid defense: the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Arizona. See the technologies used to monitor the skies for near-Earth objects, including a football stadium-sized rock that will pass close to Earth on Friday the 13th, April 2029. Scientists predict it may be so close that gravity could cause a catastrophic collision.moreless
  • The Fastest

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 2/15/09

    Speed's the key to unlocking the mysteries of space, yet the faster we go, the stranger and more exotic the universe becomes.
  • The Most Explosive

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 2/15/09

    The Big Bang created all the matter and energy in the universe and laid the groundwork for every explosion since.
  • The Biggest and Smallest

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 2/15/09

    From the enormous cosmos to the infinitesimal atom, the universe is a place of extreme sizes.
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