The Universe - Season 5 (2010)

History Channel

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The Universe Season 5 DVD Complete Set takes you into the amazing regions of deep space. From the Mars Rover to NASA probes, the series captures incredible images of stars being born. The Season 5 Universe DVDs give you access to the experts as they bring the history of space onto the screen.

The Universe Season 5 DVD reports that it's been 50 years since man ventured into the unknown, and the heavens are only now yielding their greatest secrets. Follow in the galactic path of The Universe, which this season leads us even further into the world beyond our own.

In The Universe DVDs of Season 5, go from robotic rovers on Mars to NASA probes slamming into comets and deep space telescopes capturing violent images of the birth of stars, season five of this illuminating History Channel's series explores how these discoveries were made and who made them. Dramatic CGI and interviews with expert cosmologists, astronomers and astrophysicists bring the history of the heavens down to earth and provide a glimpse into our future.

EPISODES

Part 1: Seven Wonders of the Solar System    July 29, 2010
A close up look at some of the most astonishing wonders of our solar system, such as the geysers of Enceladus; Saturn's amazing rings; Jupiter's Great Red Spot; and the heights of Olympus Mons on Mars.

Part 2: Mars: The New Evidence   August 5, 2010
A look for evidence of life on Mars which provides many clues that it now, or once had supported it; from the remains of lakes and rivers that once flowed on the surface; to the water ice frozen at the poles; to the seasonal changes in methane gases that may prove bacterial life still thrives underground.

Part 3: Magnetic Storm    August 12, 2010
A look at magnetic storms – "Solar Katrinas" created by the sun with the power of ten-thousand nuclear weapons that could cause global electrical blackouts, electronics malfunctions and communication disasters if one should hit the Earth.

Part 4: Time Travel    August 19, 2010
A look at time travel; how it could one day become reality; how Einstein's theory of relativity claims it is possible, and the probable results of traveling to the future and the mind-boggling consequences of traveling to the past.

Part 5: Secrets of the Space Probes    August 26, 2010

A look at space probes, what they have done and found for us in space, and what they might do in the future, such as searching for Earth-like planets and for extraterrestrial life.

Part 6: Asteroid Attack    September 2, 2010
A look at asteroids and the impact they have or had on life now and before. Also, what spacecrafts can tell us about them, what they can do to civilization, and the possibility of living on one.

Part 7: Total Eclipse    September 16, 2010
A look at the movements of the Earth, the sun and the moon during solar and lunar eclipses; how humans, if alone in the universe, may be the only intelligent creatures to witness these events; and how astronomers discover planets in other star systems that partially eclipse their stars.

Part 8: Dark Future of the Sun    September 23, 2010
A look at the grim future of the Sun and what might happen to it five billion years when it uses up its hydrogen fuel and swells into a massive red giant star, consuming our planet and killing all life — including humans if any are still around.

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