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The Universe

"The Milky Way"

Within the Milky Way can be found the debris of old, dying stars fueling the birth of new stars. Come along for a guided tour of 100,000 light-year-wide family of stars and stellar phenomena we call The Milky Way.  (Repeat)

Fri 8/28 11:01 AM  HISTORY
Duration: 59 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Documentary, Science, Science and Nature

Crew:
Erik Thompson (Narrator)

8/28/15
07:00 AM
"Alien Moons"  An exploration of moons surrounding planets in the solar system includes heavenly bodies that are bizarrely shaped, chemically active, volcanic or icy, and one with an atmosphere much like Earth's.  (Repeat) HISTORY
8/28/15
08:00 AM
"Pulsars & Quasars"  Pulsars are relatively tiny but spin fast, sweep the sky with beacons of radiation and have strong magnetic fields; quasars are huge cores of galaxies with black holes.  (Repeat) HISTORY
8/28/15
09:01 AM
"Our Place in the Milky Way"  An exploration of Earth's cosmic neighborhood. Looking beyond the borders of our solar system, at how other objects in our local area influence life on Earth, and how Earth's place in the galaxy makes it livable.  (Repeat) HISTORY
8/28/15
10:00 AM
"When Space Changed History"  It may seem like 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.  (Repeat) HISTORY
8/28/15
11:01 AM
"The Milky Way"  Within the Milky Way can be found the debris of old, dying stars fueling the birth of new stars. Come along for a guided tour of 100,000 light-year-wide family of stars and stellar phenomena we call The Milky Way.  (Repeat) HISTORY
8/29/15
12:00 PM
"Cosmic Holes"  Scientists scan the cosmos to research black holes, wormholes and white holes, where matter can disappear, be ejected, or transport to another place in space and time.  (Repeat) H2
8/29/15
01:00 PM
"Alien Moons"  An exploration of moons surrounding planets in the solar system includes heavenly bodies that are bizarrely shaped, chemically active, volcanic or icy, and one with an atmosphere much like Earth's.  (Repeat) H2
8/29/15
02:00 PM
"Cosmic Apocalypse"  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.  (Repeat) H2
8/29/15
03:00 PM
"Deep Space Disasters"  The dangers of manned space travel include the controlled explosion of a launch, the fiery crucible of re-entry and everything in between; how a spark inside a spacecraft or a micro-meteor could cause a catastrophe; black hole; gamma rays.  (Repeat) H2
8/29/15
04:00 PM
"Another Earth"  New methods are coming online to help scientists scan the cosmos for Earth-like planets; the likelihood of finding life on another planet.  (Repeat) H2
The Universe

Premise
In the years since man first ventured into space, scientific discoveries have had a dramatic impact on mankind's perception of both the universe and the human race's relationship to it. This ambitious series examines the known universe and the speculative worlds that may lie out there beyond the edge of the unknown.

Current cast
Erik Thompson

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.