- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 4
- Run Time: 564 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
- Closed Captioning: Yes
- Subtitles: English
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
- Cast: Douglas J. Cohen
- Genre: Documentary
- Color: Color
- Release Date: 2008
The Universe Season 3 DVD continues the journey to space as bizarre clouds begin to appear. Preparing to divert an apocalyptic attack from comets or meteors, NASA is arming itself. The Universe DVD discusses reproduction in space, and how a human would develop outside the earth.
The Universe Season 3 DVD lets you immerse yourself in more spectacular space exploration with season three of this epic series from Historyâ„¢. A virtual collision of astronomy and history, each enlightening episode utilizes strikingly realistic computer recreations and animations to provide unprecedented insight into the mysteries of our universe, and beyond.
During the Season 3 Universe DVD, see how NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack in "Deadly Comets and Meteors." Learn how scientists envision reproduction and human development in "Sex in Space," and explore startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own in "Parallel Universes."
The Universe videos of Season 3 take you from bizarre clouds to the hypothetical Planet X, from space disasters to space sex and the possibility of terrifying cosmic collisions, experience space in a whole new way "“ not through a telescope or textbook, but firsthand. With The Universe, you'll feel like you've traveled to the edge of the unknown.
BONUS FEATURES: Universe Facts; Image Gallery
THE UNIVERSE: THE COMPLETE SEASON THREE includes all 12 original episodes on 4 DVDs.
Buy The Universe Season 3 DVD, and dive into space as the investigation into a parallel universe wages on.
DEEP SPACE DISASTERS: It’s a world in which a single spark or a tiny micrometeoroid can turn a routine mission into a lethal nightmare. Explore the most dangerous aspects of space travel, from the controlled explosion of launch, to the fiery crucible of reentry and everything in between.
PARALLEL UNIVERSES: Previously considered the stuff of science fiction, some of today’s leading physicists are uncovering evidence showing what they believe are universes other than our own. Do these higher dimensions exist, and if so, how will our lives, planet and science change upon their discovery?
LIGHT SPEED: It is the ultimate constant in the universe – incredibly fast from the human perspective, yet agonizingly slow in the distance scales of space. Explore light speed and the phenomena it enables, as well the ways scientists envision breaking the “light barrier” – and if doing so could make the interstellar travel of science fiction a reality.
SEX IN SPACE: Probe the physiological, psychological, and cultural challenges of sex in space, from the act itself through birth, as HISTORY looks at how the extreme environments of space exploration might effect copulation, conception, and developing human tissues. Has space sex already happened? And will the burgeoning space tourism business lead to even more of it?
ALIEN FACES: Armed with scientific fact and a little imagination, scientists, astrobiologists and astronomers create five lines of extraterrestrial evolution, and explain how creatures on the surface of Earth can offer a helping hand to understanding life on other planets.
DEADLY COMETS AND METEORS: They helped build planets through violent collisions and may have seeded Earth with the building blocks for life. They’ve also led to mass extinction events, including one that wiped out the dinosaur. Find out why NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack of asteroids and comets – space rocks that could both preserve mankind and destroy it.
LIVING IN SPACE: When mankind eventually leaves the cradle of Earth and ventures into the uncharted territories of the cosmos, where, and what form, will our new homes take? How will we grow food and what will our spacesuits look like? Find out how humans will eat, travel and live…in space.
STOPPING ARMAGEDDON: An asteroid took out the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago. Are we next? Watch as experts analyze the threat of a giant space rock wiping out civilization and explore their proposals – from a nuclear bomb to ingenious new technology – to stop such an Armageddon from happening to us.
ANOTHER EARTH: Are we alone, or is there another Earth-like planet somewhere in the universe? What’s the elusive recipe for a planet like ours? Find out how unique we are – or aren’t – in this universe filled with billions of stars and trillions of planets. How rare would life of any kind – in particular advanced life we could converse with – be on any earth-like planet we find?
STRANGEST THINGS: Scientists expose the most bizarre, mysterious and exotic things in our universe, casting their votes for the weirdest planets, stars, galaxies, moons, clouds, subatomic particles, black holes and invisible phenomenon.
EDGE OF SPACE: Travel to Low Earth Orbit, the 1,100-mile band around Earth where for $20 million any private citizen can take the vacation of their lives on the International Space Station, for a firsthand look at the dangers that lurk for anyone willing to travel to this new – and possibly final – frontier.
COSMIC PHENOMENA: Examine a variety of cosmic events that have both helped and harmed life on Earth. From the beauty of the Aurora Borealis and rainbows to the dangers of UV radiation and cosmic rays, these phenomena make life possible while threatening our existence at the same time.
BONUS FEATURES: Universe Facts and Photo Gallery