Deep Space

See the farthest reaches of the solar system, from black holes to asteroids, and everything in between.

    • 8 episodes
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    The ultimate guide to the Solar System, told by the dedicated people who sent spacecraft to explore the sun, the planets and much more.

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    Join astronaut Chris Hadfield - a YouTube sensation for his performance of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station - along with hitchhikers Michio Kaku (and others) on a joyride across our Solar System, scaled down to the size of the continental United States.

    • 29m
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    The birth of our Solar System was both violent and chaotic. As planets formed around our Sun, gravity and luck determined their fate: some are tossed into the Sun, others thrown into interstellar space, never to return. It is survival of the fittest, on an interplanetary scale.

    • 6 episodes
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    They’re out there, all alone in the vastness of space. Join the space probes, and their parents back on Earth, to explore our solar system.

    • 23m
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    CERN and the University of California-Santa Barbara are collaborating in the search for the elusive substance that physicists and astronomers believe holds the universe together -- dark matter. Where is this search now in the realm of particle physics and what comes next?

    • 18m
    • 97%

    Our Sun could erupt at any moment, spewing a vast wave of charged particles toward Earth that could leave millions of people without power for up to a year. Learn about the latest missions to protect our planet from this potentially devastating threat.

    • 5 episodes
    • 98%

    What role will the moon play in man's next attempts to conquer space?

    • 51m
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    Join the New Horizons team to examine the latest findings and imagery from Pluto and the fringes of our solar system. They reveal a world unlike any other we've seen yet!

    • 15 episodes
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    Follow the timeline of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Watch reactions from those closest to the mission through its journey to Pluto.

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    • 14m
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    July 4, 2016. The NASA probe Juno successfully enters orbit around Jupiter. Its mission: unravel mysteries, explore how the gas giant formed, uncover the secrets of its violent storms -- and glimpse the origin of our Solar System.

    • 44m
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    In 2017, two solar eclipses crossed the planet. Millions were awestruck as the earth, moon, and sun aligned, casting watchers into total darkness. America experienced the most extensive total eclipse, lasting ninety straight minutes, visible along a path pinpointed by NASA scientists.

    • 17 episodes
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    Explore Magellanic Clouds, Black Holes, Asteroids and other phenomena of the universe in the Cosmic Front series.

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    • 14m
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    NASA may have just gotten one step closer to the answering the question: are we alone? The Spitzer Telescope has made a groundbreaking discovery of exoplanets that could be similar to our own. And as Kepler also continues its search, our understanding of the universe continues to be redefined.

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    • 11m
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    Solar sails, the latest in space travel technology, could one day help us reach nearby stars. Follow the exciting missions laying the ground towards a new form of space exploration.

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    • 11m
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    OSIRIS-REx is NASA's first asteroid-sampling spacecraft on an asteroid called BENNU. It attempts a "touch-and-go" (TAG) sample collection which involves a series of maneuvers that will bring the spacecraft down to the asteroid's surface.

    • 23m
    • 98%

    How do scientists put together the many photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to obtain the beautiful and amazing pictures we see? What do those pictures tell us about galaxies moving in space and the future of our own galaxy?

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    On December 21st 1968, the Apollo 8 spacecraft launched from Kennedy. First to the Moon is a documentary film that tells the amazing story of the Apollo 8 mission and the three men that crewed it. It’s crew, Commander Frank Borman, Lunar Module Pilot Bill Anders, and Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell.

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    • 12m
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    Drones have already conquered Earth, and now they're heading out into the solar system. The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity is proving to be successful and will pave the way for Dragonfly, a future daring mission to Titan.

    • 51m
    • 93%

    It is the birth of neutrino astronomy. For the first time, astrophysicists can detect extra-terrestrial neutrinos in the ice of the South Pole. Neutrinos are the most common and also most mysterious elementary particles and as these particles are invisible to us, their mass is unknown.

    • 55m
    • 90%

    “Cosmic Encounters,” tells one of mankind’s oldest dreams: to explore what is beyond our planet. This documentary has been filmed in space by the astronauts of the International Space Station. It is a tribute to the many scientists who made the dream of conquering space come true.

    • 21m
    • 96%
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    Deep in the mountains of West Virginia, the Green Bank Observatory has been receiving a mysterious signal from deep space. Could this be a message from an advanced civilization, or is it a much stranger and violent occurrence? Visit the largest steerable radio telescope on the planet for answers.

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    • 11m
    • 97%

    For the first time, scientists have captured a photograph of a black hole. The image verifies one of the most important theories in physics and will help unlock the greatest mysteries of the cosmos.

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    • 9m
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    New evidence from NASA's Dawn mission to Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas, is changing our understanding of not only the Asteroid Belt but may also may hold the key to deciphering the early life of our solar system.