Category: Science

Video documentaries about science and technology

Mercury

How the Universe Works: Secret History of Mercury ep.6 2018

Mercury is a deadly world, facing attacks from the sun, comets, and other planets, and even though it's the smallest planet in the solar system, it has a dangerous secret a dangerous secret that might one day threaten life on Earth. How is the universe put together? How is it built? And how does it ...

Milky Way

How the Universe Works: Death of the Milky Way ep.5 2018

The Milky Way is dying, and experts are investigating what's killing it.   How is the universe put together? How is it built? And how does it actually work? Science's hit space series will blow your mind by answering how the universe started and how it will end - and everything in between. Learn how ...

Oumuamua

The Sky at Night – The Mystery of Oumuamua

In October 2017, astronomers made a spectacular discovery - they spotted the first ever object to visit our solar system from outer space. They gave it a suitably exotic name... 'Oumuamua. Its discovery set off a hurricane of press speculation and a major scientific investigation. To investigate this spectacular astronomical detective story, The Sky at ...

How the Universe Works: Uranus & Neptune Rise of the Ice Giants ep.4 2018

The ice giants Uranus and Neptune are mysterious, icy worlds at the edge of the solar system; new discoveries reveal that these strange planets may have helped start life on Earth. Ice giants An ice giant is a giant planet composed mainly of elements heavier than hydrogen and helium, such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and ...

binary stars

How the Universe Works -Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries ep.3 2018

Planets that orbit two suns instead of one might be deadly hell worlds, but new discoveries reveal that sci-fi star systems with binary stars might be optimal places for alien life.   How the Universe Works is a users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did ...

solar system

How the Universe Works – Dark History of the Solar System ep.2 2018

Our solar system hides a dark and violent past, and new discoveries reveal that the earth and planets were formed from the destruction of strange alien worlds that came before us.   Dark History of the Solar System: The formation and evolution of the Solar System began 4.6 billion years ago with the gravitational collapse ...

How the Universe Works – Are Black Holes Real ep.1 2018

New discoveries are challenging everything we know about black holes -- astronomers are beginning to question if they even exist. The latest science tries to explain how they work & what they look like, despite the fact we've never actually seen one. What Is a Black Hole? A black hole is a place in space ...

The Invisible Universe

The Sky at Night – The Invisible Universe

The Sky at Night - The Invisible Universe: reports on one of the most unnerving discoveries in space science - that most of the universe is missing. We live in a material world, so instinctively we know what normal matter is - the world around us, the planets, stars and interstellar dust. But scientists currently ...

Voyager

The Farthest: Voyager in Space

An emotional, cinematic documentary, The Farthest tells their story through first-hand accounts from the passionate men and women who built the ships and guided their journeys.

Wonders of the Night Sky

The Sky at Night – Wonders of the Night Sky

Wonders of the Night Sky celebrates one of the most profound, moving and enjoyable activities - the ancient art of looking up and studying the night sky.