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Where did the universe come from? Where is it headed? Are we alone?  An eye-opening BBC documentary series.
 
"Weighty stuff, presented with a light touch"—Daily Mail (UK)

Where did the universe come from? Where is it headed? Are we alone? Follow along as a supercollider deep beneath Geneva offers clues about the Big Bang; as a space probe travels beyond our solar system; as astronauts train for a possible mission to Mars. An eye-opening BBC documentary series. "Weighty stuff, presented with a light touch"—Daily Mail(UK). 6 episodes, 2 ¾ hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH, viewer’s guide.From Athena.
Disc 1
Episode 1: Life in the Cosmos
While some scientists scan the skies for signs of intelligent life, others investigate the possible composition of alien life-forms—and how we might communicate with them.

Episode 2: Building the Universe
Deep under Geneva, the Large Hadron Collider might offer clues about the Big Bang; meanwhile, investigators probe the origin of the planets and the makeup of stardust.

Episode 3: Seeing the Universe
Using state-of-the-art technology, telescopes provide spectacular views of the cosmos and even offer a glimpse back in time to the universe’s earliest light.

Disc 2
Episode 4: Space Exploration
Today, astronauts train in the Utah desert for a possible mission to Mars, scientists keep tabs on a deep-space probe, and engineers test new ways to escape Earth.

Episode 5: Violent Universe
Space is anything but placid. Explosions rock the cosmos constantly—some at the very edge of space, and others unnervingly close to home.

Episode 6: Other Worlds
As the search continues for an Earth-like exoplanet, new technology offers a better understanding of the moon and other bodies inside our own solar system.
  • 12-page viewer’s guide with the life cycle of a star, and articles on the European Space Agency, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, communicating with aliens, and the search for Earth-like exoplanets
  • Gallery of Apollo astronauts
  • Discussion questions
  • Timeline of space exploration milestones atathenalearning.com
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:169 minutes
Format:Widescreen
Number of discs:2
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Rating:NR
"Weighty stuff, presented with a light touch"—Daily Mail(UK)

"Lucid, informative, and personable"—The Times(UK)
Author, broadcaster, and educator Adam Hart-Davis holds a doctoral degree from York University. In addition to presenting numerous television and radio documentaries, he has written more than two dozen books, mostly on popular science.

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Disc 1
Episode 1: Life in the Cosmos
While some scientists scan the skies for signs of intelligent life, others investigate the possible composition of alien life-forms—and how we might communicate with them.

Episode 2: Building the Universe
Deep under Geneva, the Large Hadron Collider might offer clues about the Big Bang; meanwhile, investigators probe the origin of the planets and the makeup of stardust.

Episode 3: Seeing the Universe
Using state-of-the-art technology, telescopes provide spectacular views of the cosmos and even offer a glimpse back in time to the universe’s earliest light.

Disc 2
Episode 4: Space Exploration
Today, astronauts train in the Utah desert for a possible mission to Mars, scientists keep tabs on a deep-space probe, and engineers test new ways to escape Earth.

Episode 5: Violent Universe
Space is anything but placid. Explosions rock the cosmos constantly—some at the very edge of space, and others unnervingly close to home.

Episode 6: Other Worlds
As the search continues for an Earth-like exoplanet, new technology offers a better understanding of the moon and other bodies inside our own solar system.
  • 12-page viewer’s guide with the life cycle of a star, and articles on the European Space Agency, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, communicating with aliens, and the search for Earth-like exoplanets
  • Gallery of Apollo astronauts
  • Discussion questions
  • Timeline of space exploration milestones atathenalearning.com
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:169 minutes
Format:Widescreen
Number of discs:2
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Rating:NR
"Weighty stuff, presented with a light touch"—Daily Mail(UK)

"Lucid, informative, and personable"—The Times(UK)
Author, broadcaster, and educator Adam Hart-Davis holds a doctoral degree from York University. In addition to presenting numerous television and radio documentaries, he has written more than two dozen books, mostly on popular science.

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