Genre: Documentary, Nature
Premise: It's called ``Known Universe,'' but this series explores some of the most fascinating mysteries of science. What is the likelihood of life on other planets? Could an asteroid wipe out the human race? What can volcanic activity on Jupiter tell us about deadly weather on Earth? Each hourlong episode dissects a specific topic using time-lapse sequences, slow-motion footage and computer animations that bring to life the latest research. And prominent experts guide viewers through the details and concepts to shed light on these astonishing aspects of our universe.
S03, E06 (First Aired: Jun. 9, 2011)
A look at the tools, techniques and materials that will be needed to build homes in space.
S02, E04 (First Aired: Apr. 29, 2010)
Observations of the cosmos help ancient peoples create things that put mankind on the path to modern civilization.