Cosmic Journeys
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    • The Improbable Rise of Planet Earth - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 57,021 views
      Planet hunters have detected nearly 5000 confirmed and candidate planets beyond our solar system. Most sun-like stars, it seems, are ringed with giant planets that crowd their parent stars and leav...
    • Cosmic Journeys - Day of the Asteroid - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 77,778 views
      Asteroids racing through the solar system have smashed into Earth before. What are the chances we'll get hit again? Armed with new defensive technologies, scientists are getting ready for the day, ...
    • SuperTornado: Anatomy of a MegaDisaster - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 45,091 views
      May 22nd, 2011. A powerful tornado cut a mile-wide swath through Joplin, Missouri. It was the costliest tornado disaster in history, with insured losses close to two billion dollars. It was also o...
    • Cosmic Journeys - Solar Superstorms - Duration: 44 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 123,721 views
      A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena...
    • Cosmic Journeys - Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of the Galaxy - Duration: 31 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 185,977 views
      Feel the pull of the largest object in our galaxy, a supermassive black hole. Astronomers are discovering its properties by probing the objects that are buzzing around it at mind-boggling speeds.
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Hubble: Universe in Motion - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 327,117 views
      Since its launch 25 Years ago, the Hubble Telescope has returned images of unprecedented beauty of a dynamic and changing universe.

      In this episode of COSMIC JOURNEYS, Hubble’s most iconic images ...
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Glimpsing the Solar System's Birth - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 98,603 views
      Where do you look to glimpse the birth of a solar system like ours? Our sun is thought to have formed along with a range of stellar siblings. This star cluster likely moved out on its own, bound by...
    • Cosmic Journeys - The Age of Hubble - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 378,404 views
      An army of high-tech telescopes, led by Hubble in space, has delivered an unprecedented chain of discoveries about how galaxies took shape, how stars live and die, and how life arose. What are we l...
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Interstellar Flight - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 598,412 views
      Cosmic Journeys explores the challenges of interstellar flight and the technological possibilities that may one day send us on a long voyage out into the galaxy. What imperatives will define the mi...
    • Cosmic Journeys - Life: Destiny or Chance? - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 234,390 views
      Are the universe and its physical laws so fine-tuned that the rise of life is inevitable? Or is life a fluke, a lucky roll of cosmic dice? We look for the answer in the rise of two important compon...
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Fate of Antarctica - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 179,829 views
      The episode of Cosmic Journeys explores the intersection of paleoclimate and current climate science. Through its turbulent history, Antarctica has played an important role in the evolution of plan...
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Supervolcanoes - Duration: 28 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 222,842 views
      They are eruptions so vast, so Earth-shattering, they have changed the history of our planet. Climate collapse. Toxic turmoil. Mass extinction. Worse than a killer asteroid, or nuclear war, they ar...
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Solar Superstorms - Duration: 44 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 123,721 views
      A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena...
    • Cosmic Journeys - Glimpsing the Solar System's Birth - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 98,603 views
      Where do you look to glimpse the birth of a solar system like ours? Our sun is thought to have formed along with a range of stellar siblings. This star cluster likely moved out on its own, bound by...
    • Birth of a Black Hole - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 833,647 views
      It was one of the greatest mysteries in modern science: a series of brief but extremely bright flashes of ultra-high energy light coming from somewhere out in space. These gamma ray bursts were fir...
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    • Super Hurricanes and Typhoons - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 792,442 views
      Hurricanes, typhoons, tropical cyclones: they are creatures of tropical seas, sweeping up heat laden waters, converting it to wind, rain, and waves. Why do a rare few evolve into colossal monsters,...
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Day of the Asteroid - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 77,778 views
      Asteroids racing through the solar system have smashed into Earth before. What are the chances we'll get hit again? Armed with new defensive technologies, scientists are getting ready for the day, ...
    • The Improbable Rise of Planet Earth - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 57,021 views
      Planet hunters have detected nearly 5000 confirmed and candidate planets beyond our solar system. Most sun-like stars, it seems, are ringed with giant planets that crowd their parent stars and leav...
    • Cosmic Journeys - HyperEarth - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 320,703 views
      Scientists are intensively tracking the workings of planet Earth with satellites that chart its winds, ocean currents, temperatures, plant growth, and more. They are constructing a new virtual Eart...
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    • The Incredible Journey of Apollo 12 - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 488,945 views
      It's the ultimate buddy movie, with two astronauts hitting the road and landing on the moon.

      Earth. November 14, 1969. Three astronauts, with spacesuits, food, water, and a battery of scientific ...
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    • When Will Time End? - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,479,371 views
      The answer to this question may depend on whether Stephen Hawking was right in his theory that describes how black holes shed mass and eventually decay. Time is flying by on this busy, crowded plan...
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Hubble: Universe in Motion - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 327,117 views
      Since its launch 25 Years ago, the Hubble Telescope has returned images of unprecedented beauty of a dynamic and changing universe.

      In this episode of COSMIC JOURNEYS, Hubble’s most iconic images ...
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    • Crashing into the Moon - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 576,724 views
      There was a time when only government agencies had the ability to blast rockets into space, or send missions to worlds beyond our own. These days, countries around the world are preparing to send m...
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    • Cosmic Journeys - Mars: Earth that Never Was - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 921,014 views
      Did Mars long ago develop far enough for life to arise? If so, does anything still live within Mars' dusty plains, beneath its ice caps, or somewhere underground?

      In 1964 the Mariner Four spacecr...
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    • Where We Stand in the Cosmic Energy Continuum - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 81,496 views
      Today, energy is very much on our minds, as we search for ways to power our civilization and serve the needs of our citizens.

      But what is energy? Where does it come from? And where do we stand wi...
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    • The Infinite Monkey Theorem - Duration: 92 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 53,160 views
      Here's a re-enactment of the famous paradox known as the "infinite monkey theorem."
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    • Solar Tsunami - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 71,507 views
      The SOHO spacecraft has recorded the effect of all this rising energy. Its ultraviolet sensors show a wavy pattern of gas on the sun's surface, along with the super-hot halo of gas called the coron...
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    • What an Astronaut's Camera Sees: International Space Station - Duration: 7 minutes, 1 second.

      • 5 years ago
      • 2,353,560 views
      An intimate tour of Earth's most impressive landscapes... as captured by astronauts with their digital cameras. Dr. Justin Wilkinson from NASA's astronaut team describes the special places that spa...
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