Universe, The: Space Threats
With cutting-edge computer-generated imagery that brings distant planets and faraway stars up close, History takes viewers on an exhilarating voyage through the cosmic terrors and catastrophes that constantly threaten the universe.
From star collisions to mass extinction crashes, gravity is moving everything around in often high-impact events. Join in as astronomers attempt to better understand how these collisions occur and how our universe was created.
Wildest Weather In The Cosmos:
Imagine a tornado so powerful, it can form a planet. Or winds sweeping across a planet much like our own, but blowing at 6,000 miles per hour. How about rain... made of iron? Examine the weather happening every day in the universe and discover what the weather out there means for us here on Earth.
Deep Space Disasters:
It's a world in which a single spark or a tiny micrometeoroid can turn a routine mission into a lethal nightmare. Explore the most dangerous aspects of space travel, from the controlled explosion of launch to the fiery crucible of reentry, and everything in between.
Deadly Comets And Meteors:
They helped build planets through violent collisions and may have seeded Earth with the building blocks for life. They've also led to mass extinction events, including one that wiped out the dinosaur. Find out why NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack of asteroids and comets.