Known Universe

  • Score 6.9
  • Premiered: Feb 2009
  • Episodes: 17
  • Followers: 62
  • Rank #3467
  • Ended
  • National Geographic
  • Sunday at 10


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Season 3
Surviving Outer Space
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May 05, 2011
The human body thrives on the welcome confines of Earth, but in space, survival becomes a tense, daily challenge. Micro-gravity's effects on daily human activity, from eating to sleep to .. show full overview
Treasure Hunt
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May 12, 2011
Join a treasure hunt of cosmic proportions, with a diamond mine on Neptune?! Known Universe explores innovative ideas that could allow humans to harness raw materials in space. One .. show full overview
Most Powerful Stars
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May 19, 2011
This episode of Known Universe explores how a star becomes even more powerful in its violent supernova death, and how the most intense place in the universe may not be a star at all... .. show full overview
Extreme Space Tech
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May 26, 2011
Humans have come to recognize Earth as an environment where we are in control. Were continually creating technologies that get bigger, faster, and make us more interconnected. In this .. show full overview
Biggest Cosmic Blasts
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Jun 02, 2011
Volcanic eruptions aren't unique to Earth they are common throughout the solar system. Eruptions are capable of both destruction and creation, and we'll see their astonishing effects on .. show full overview
Construction Zone
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Jun 09, 2011
Engineering in space represents the future of human civilization, but also poses some of our greatest technical difficulties. We'll travel to NASA's tool lab and see the equipment we .. show full overview
Escaping Earth
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Jun 16, 2011
We've landed on the moon, and launched probes to study planets hundreds of millions of miles away. But when it comes to space travel, were just babes in the woods. Of the hundreds of .. show full overview
3x8 Show finale
End of the World
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Jun 23, 2011
The world didn't end on 5/21/11 as some feared, but someday it will, and not just on Earth, but for asteroids, comets, moons, planets, stars and everything in our Known Universe. To .. show full overview

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