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- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 5
- Run Time: 14 Hours 6 Minutes + extras
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: June 28, 2009
- Closed Captioning: Yes
- Genre: Documentary
The Universe Season 2 DVD takes you outside our solar system and introduces you to exoplanets, strange and wonderful new worlds. From supernovas to dark matter, scientists take you on an incredible exploration through space. And the Universe DVDs tell of lesser known white holes, which, contrary to black holes, create matter.
The Universe Season 2 DVD states that we once considered ourselves to be at the center of the universe "“ now we know that we are just a small spec in a giant cosmos. This season, HISTORY® ventures outsides of our solar system in another epic exploration of the universe and its mysteries.
The Universe DVDs of Season 2 show strikingly realistic computer re-creations, you'll feel like you've traveled to the edge of the unknown: visit strange and unfamiliar worlds in "Exoplanets," prepare for the worst in "Cosmic Collisions," and uncover the secrets of our own galaxy, "the Milky Way."
In the Universe videos of season 2, that's just the beginning"¦ learn exactly what "Dark Matter" is and how it takes up 95% of the universe; take a front-row seat for the ultimate light show with "Supernovas;" and while most people have heard of black holes (which swallow all matter that they come in contact with), find out more about "White Holes" "“ which actually create matter.
Buy The Universe Season 2 DVD, and venture outside our solar system to discover new exoplanets, dark matter and more!
The Universe: THE Complete Season 2 includes all 18 original episodes on 5 DVDs:
- DISC 1: Alien Planets / Cosmic Holes / Mysteries of the Moon / The Milky Way
- DISC 2: Alien Moons / Dark Matter / Astrobiology / Space Travel
- DISC 3: Supernovas / Constellations / Unexplained Mysteries / Cosmic Collisions
- DISC 4: Colonizing Space / Nebulas / Wildest Weather in the Cosmos
- DISC 5: Biggest Things in Space / Gravity / Cosmic Apocalypse / bonus material.
Featurette "Backyard Astronomers"ALIEN PLANETS: Just a decade ago, not a single planet was known to exist beyond our solar system. Astronomers have since discovered over 200 of these alien worlds – planets with such fierce conditions they seem inhabitable. But have planet hunters finally found proof of other Earthlike worlds?
COSMIC HOLES: Scientists have written about white holes – the reverse of black holes – and wormholes – gateways in the fabric of space and time – for decades, yet neither cosmic hole has ever been found. Does our infinite cosmos contain more than the black holes scientists are sure exist?
MYSTERIES OF THE MOON: Explore the theories behind lunar transient phenomena that have left scientists stumped for centuries; see how the moon affects our planet through tides; and examine some age-old myths, including the argument that without our moon, humanity may not even exist.
THE MILKY WAY: Come along for a guided tour of the 100,000-light-year-wide family of stars and stellar phenomena we call the Milky Way. Within this galaxy explore the debris of old, dying stars fueling the birth of new stars, while hypervelocity stars get catapulted beyond the Milky Way’s outer rim at unimaginable speeds.
ALIEN MOONS: From the inner solar system to the Kuiper Belt, explore the moons of our solar system’s surrounding planets. Cutting-edge computer graphics bring the universe down to earth and help us imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in these alien atmospheres.
DARK MATTER: Dark matter passes through everything we know on Earth at billions of particles per second, yet it’s never been directly detected. Discovered only ten years ago, dark energy is rapidly pushing apart our universe, yet very little is know about this powerful force.
ASTROBIOLOGY: Travel with a visionary new science on a search for life in space. Combining the disciplines of astronomy, biology, and geology, a diverse group of scientists join forces to define life on Earth, and explore what kinds of life may exist on other planets.
SPACE TRAVEL: Explore a bizarre array of technologies proposed by scientists in the hope of traveling faster through space, from spacecraft sporting sails that catch laser beams, to propulsion engines powered by a bizarre entity known as anti-matter.
SUPERNOVAS: A stellar explosion, the supernova is the sensational death of a star. Propelling jets of high-energy light and matter into space, it can shine as bright as 100 billion suns and radiate as much energy as the Sun would over 10 billion years.
CONSTELLATIONS: To make sense of the immense tapestry of stars above them, people all over the world connected the dots and created constellations. Survey the highlights of some of the 88 official constellations, from Orion and Cepheus, to the North Star and the little-known 13th zodiac sign.
UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES: From science fiction to the reality of our ever-changing cosmos, explore the myths, misconceptions, truths and amazing mysteries of our unique universe. Could Mars support life? Is time travel possible? Does our sun have a companion dark star that could mean the end of our earth? And what was the spark that ignited the big bang?
COSMIC COLLISIONS: From star collisions to mass extinction crashes, gravity is moving everything around in often high-impact events. Join in as astronomers attempt to better understand how these collisions occur and how our universe was created.
COLONIZING SPACE: Can we? Will we? Should we? Experts explain the latest developments in the ultimate space mission – to establish a space colony on Mars – including how they plan to grow food in space, recycle wastewater from sweat and urine, and introduce greenhouse gases to revive the red planet and make it more habitable for humans.
NEBULAS: They are the crown jewels of the galaxy, fascinating phenomena that are neither stars, planets, moons nor asteroids. Nearly invisible to the naked eye, see what happens when astronomers use the most sophisticated techniques to tease images of these mysterious clouds of gas from the dark sky.
WILDEST WEATHER IN THE COSMOS: Imagine a tornado so powerful, it can form a planet. Or winds sweeping across a planet much like our own, but blowing at 6,000 miles per hour. How about rain... made of iron? Examine the weather happening every day in our solar system and beyond and discover what the weather out there means for us here on Earth.
BIGGEST THINGS IN SPACE: From the Lymann Alpha blob, a bubble-like structure containing countless galaxies, to radio lobes and super galaxy clusters, to the largest black hole in space, explore the greatest galactic division heavyweights in the cosmos.
GRAVITY: Gravity – it’s the most powerful and exacting force in the universe. Gravity holds planets together, and leashes them to their suns. Without it, stars, comets, moons, nebulae, and even the Earth itself would not exist.
COSMIC APOCALYPSE: Whether it’s a blazing cosmic fireball or a paralyzing galactic ice age, the universe as we know it is condemned to death. Space, matter and even time will one day end, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Peer into the crystal ball of the future as the harsh and hostile realities of the world we live in are revealed.
Featurette “Backyard Astronomers”
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