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The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved

The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved

From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the unknown, history and science collide in this epic exploration of the Universe and its mysteries. It's a very old universe. Yet just 50 years since man first ventured into outer space, the heavens are yielding their greatest secrets. Robotic rovers give us eyes on the red rock of Mars--NASA probes slam into comets at hyper speed--deep-space telescopes capture violent images of the birth of stars and their collapse into black holes. All have significantly changed the way we see ourselves. We wonder, is there anywhere else out there that that can support life? Using cutting-edge computer graphics, this series brings the universe down to earth to show what life would be like on other planets, and to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres. Episodes examine how discoveries were made and the scientists and explorers who dared to venture into the uncharted territory of the universe. (Source: History.com)

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Next: 9x03 -- Apocalyptic Visions (May/02/2015)

Hell fires, endless winters, or a planet wracked by earthquakes are a few versions of Armageddon visualized by the Vikings, Aztecs, and the rest of our ancient ancestors. But which does modern science think will be closest to the truth? Celestial phenomena--the aging of our sun, the expansion of our universe, and other potentially cataclysmic events--could trigger the kind of Armageddon the ancients feared. Which ancient prophecy do scientists believe actually foretells our doom? And how close are we to the end of the world?

Prev: 9x02 -- The Eye of God (Apr/25/2015)

Could the strange shapes of the universe solve the mysteries that have haunted mankind since ancient times? Is the eye of God peering at us from the heavens? What is the strange hexagon at the pole of Saturn, or the face on the Moon? Each shape tells its own story of an object's origin, and how physical forces shaped the Universe, and each is a chapter in the greater saga of existence.

Available Episodes

The Day the Moon Was..
Aug 25, 2009
Season 4 episode 2

Death Stars
Aug 18, 2009
Season 4 episode 1

Another Earth
Jan 13, 2009
Season 3 episode 9

Stopping Armageddon
Jan 06, 2009
Season 3 episode 8

Alien Faces
Dec 09, 2008
Season 3 episode 5

Light Speed
Nov 25, 2008
Season 3 episode 3

Deep Space Disasters
Nov 11, 2008
Season 3 episode 1

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Reviews: 1
It's a beautifull tv showRating: 5 likes, 0 dislikes


It's been a long time since I got that interested in a T.V show.
Suddenly,when you watch that show about our universe and all the planets out there,you start to understand how small we really are... Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, August 21st 2007 at 1:47 pm


Reviews: 1
Rating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

I've been watching this docu-series since it started.
I've enjoyed it because they explain everything so the ordinary man can understand what they are saying, I learned a lot. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 1:37 pm


Reviews: 2
its realy not that goodRating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

i have been watching this serie from episode 1 and i personal think this show does not have to offer mutch there are a lot of shows aboud topic and this one is clearly not the best in every episode the show gets realy boring afther 20min. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, December 5th 2007 at 11:48 am

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Warning: The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Family
Status: Returning Series
Network: HISTORY ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 29, 2007
Episode Order: 4
• The Universe (Original title), (Used In USA)
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