Known Universe: Season 2 (2010)
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Known Universe: Season 2 (2010)

TV-PG 6 Episodes
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Episodes:
 
TV-PG
  45 minutes
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.
 
TV-PG
  45 minutes
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.
 
TV-PG
  45 minutes
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.
 
TV-PG
  45 minutes
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.
 
TV-PG
  45 minutes
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,
 
TV-PG
  45 minutes
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.
Known Universe explores some of the most fascinating mysteries of our universe. From the search for alien life and killer asteroids to sun storms and massive volcanoes, Known Universe illuminates the latest research with "you are there" computer animation… View More
Genres Documentary
Director W. Scott Goldie
Starring Beau Weaver View More
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Movie Summary

Known Universe explores some of the most fascinating mysteries of our universe. From the search for alien life and killer asteroids to sun storms and massive volcanoes, Known Universe illuminates the latest research with "you are there" computer animations and dramatic time-lapse sequences.
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Movie Details

Genres Documentary
Director W. Scott Goldie
Starring Beau Weaver
Studio Name National Geographic
Release Date 2010
VUDU Release Date 12/09/2011
Rating TV-PG About Ratings
Episodes 6 episodes
Language English

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