Is Anyone Out There? • episode "S2E1" Extreme Universe

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Travel to the farthest reaches of the universe, as this exploratory space documentary series asks 'is anyone out there'?

Extreme Universe • 6 episodes •

Is Anyone Out There?

Travel to the farthest reaches of the universe, as this exploratory space documentary series asks 'is anyone out there'?

Astronomy

Collision Course

Witness some of the most violent impacts in the universe, and meet the people protecting us from the fallout of these cosmic collisions.

Astronomy

Space Storms

Witness the relentless power of Earth's worst weather, before travelling the universe to find the 17,500kmh winds and methane storms of space.

Astronomy

Edge of Space

Delve into the unknown on a journey into deep oceans and deep space, as we seek the answers to some of mankind's most unfathomable questions.

Astronomy

Time Bombs

Planets, moons and stars can all face violent upheaval at any moment. Is it possible to predict when Mother Nature will strike?

Astronomy

Star Gates

Throughout history, humans have been fascinated by the stars. Discover how astronomy played a crucial role in early civilisations.

Astronomy

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Aliens: The Big Think

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