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Most Popular DVDs and Blu-ray Disks on Astronomy

Here are the Universe DVDs and Blu-ray disks that contain the most amazing information on astronomy. With hours and hours of HD videos, the best documentaries on the Universe, highly educative interviews with prominent astronomers, astrophysicists, etc. these disks are the best resources on astronomy. Highly recommended for all astronomy enthusiasts.

Some of the videos on these disks contain spectacular computer generated graphics that demonstrate rare astronomical phenomena such as colliding galaxies, supernova explosions, giant meteorite impacts, etc. Check out the video snippets on this site.

These videos shed light on some of the most complex theories of astrophysics and explain them in the easiest possible ways. A few fascinating things that you will explore include parallel Universes, four-dimensional space, wormholes, strange effects of black holes, time-travel, colonizing outer space, search for extraterrestrial life & intelligence, wildest phenomena in the Cosmos, dark matter and dark energy, different wonders of the Universe, unexplained mysteries, various theories of apocalypse and what scientists can do to stop armageddon, and a plethora of other interesting topics on astronomy.

The Sun, the Moon, the planets, the stars, and the outer space have fascinated us for thousands of years. Even though astronomy is ages old, we have just begun to unravel some of the deepest mysteries of the Universe with our modern cutting-edge technologies. Or have we? The deeper we plunge into the Universe, the less it seems that we'll ever know everything about it, and the more we become astonished and spellbound!

How would it be if you could explore some of the deepest mysteries of the Universe right in your room? Thanks to the large storage space of DVDs and Blu-ray disks, we are able to pack hours and hours of educative and entertaining videos on them. They can contain entire seasons of TV series and documentaries on astronomy. Here are the summaries and video snippets from some of the most popular DVDs and Blu-rays on astronomy that you might want to grab right away: -



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1. Universe DVDs - The Universe Series on History Channel

Between May 2007 and Sep 2010, five seasons of The Universe Series were broadcast to millions of viewers by The History Channel. This show became one of the most popular shows on astronomy.

The entire show is now available on DVDs and Blu-ray disks. These Universe DVDs and Blu-ray disks contain HD footage from NASA, stunning computer generated graphics, astonishing journeys across the Universe, awesome visuals, and interviews with prominent astronomers, astrophysicists, and cosmologists.

All the five seasons are available either as a single package of DVDs/Blu-ray disks (The Universe History Channel) or as separate individual packages for each of the five seasons.

The Universe Series are available as the following sets of Universe DVDs/Blu-ray disks: -



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1.1 Universe DVDs - The Universe Season 1

The Universe: The Complete Season One is available on a set of 4 DVDs or 3 Blu-ray disks with a total run time of 705 minutes. In this show the topics discussed range from ancient attempts to map the Universe, to modern scientific understandings of the wonders of Solar System, faraway stars, galaxies, etc.

The Universe Season 1 has 13 episodes (44 minutes each) plus a bonus, 90-minute "Beyond The Big Bang" episode. Complex concepts and theories are explained by relating them to easily graspable concepts. The visuals are awesome.

The Universe Season 1 - A Video Snippet

A snippet of the End of The Earth episode of Universe Season 1




Here is a summary of the contents of this set of Universe DVDs/Blu-ray disks: -

The Universe Season 1 - A Summary of its Episodes
Episode Name Episode Summary
The Secrets of The Sun A look at how the Sun was formed and how it might die, how it makes its energy, what are sunspots, solar flares, solar eclipses, etc.
Mars, The Red Planet NASA's Mars probes and what life might have looked like if it existed in the past on the Red-planet. A look at Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system.
End of The Earth Shows how asteroids or comets could collide with our Earth and destroy it. Also shows how solar flares or gamma-ray bursts would end our world, and what scientists can possibly do to save us from such disasters.
Jupiter, The Giant Planet The formation and composition of Jupiter and its 60+ moons, some of which might support life.
The Moon Formation of the Moon and its role in the evolution of life on Earth. NASA's plans of colonization of the Moon.
Spaceship Earth The formation of the Earth, evolution of life, and how earth could be destroyed.
Mercury & Venus, The Inner Planets A look at the two inner planets scorched by the heat of the sun; acid rains, greenhouse of toxic atmosphere... Could strange life-forms evolve on these hostile planets?
Saturn, Lord of the Rings Mysteries of Saturn and its fabulous rings. Are there huge resources of petroleum on Titan, one of Saturn's moons?
Alien Galaxies An amazing view of the distant galaxies as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope.
Life & Death of a Star How stars are born in the Universe and what happens when they die.
The Outer Planets The most distant worlds within our Solar System: Uranus, a gas giant and Triton, its wildly orbiting moon; Neptune and its moons; the dwarf-planet Pluto, which takes 248 years to revolve around the Sun.
Most Dangerous Places The most dangerous things known in space -- black holes, deadly gamma ray bursts, magnetars, and galactic collisions.
Search for E.T. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) and the possibility of extraterrestrial life on Europa, Titan and beyond.
Beyond the Big Bang A 90-minute documentary on how the Universe continues to expand at an ever-accelerating rate, and what was there billions of years ago when the Big-Bang occurred. Leading physicists theorize how energy became matter forming stars and galaxies. This is a bonus video on this set of Universe DVDs/Bluray disks

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1.2 Universe DVDs - The Universe Season 2

The Universe: The Complete Season Two is available on a set of 5 DVDs (Steelbook) or Blu-ray disks with a total run time of 846 minutes.

The Universe Season 2 has 18 episodes (about 44 minutes each). It includes discussions on fascinating topics such as colonizing space, building a space elevator to an artificial satellite revolving around the Earth at a distance of 60,000 miles from it, effect of Moon on human and animal behavior, how life could evolve on planets vastly different than the Earth, if the Universe will ultimately collapse and disappear into a "cosmic ice age", etc.

The Universe Season 2 - A Video Snippet

A snippet of the Unexplained Mysteries episode of Universe Season 2




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The Universe Season 2 - A Summary of its Episodes
Episode Name Episode Summary
Alien Planets A look at some of the most interesting extra-solar planets that have been discovered, and how scientists find planets outside the Solar System.
Cosmic Holes A look at mysterious black holes, micro black holes, and the hypothetical white holes and wormholes.
Mysteries of The Moon Explanations of some strange mysteries of the Moon that have baffled astronomers for centuries e.g. transient lunar phenomenon, effect of the Moon on animal behavior, ocean tides, etc.
The Milky Way The wonders of the Milky Way; how stars die only to provide material for the birth of new stars; a look at the massive black hole that lies in the center of the Milky Way; how stars get thrown away from the center of the Milky Way towards its outer arms.
Alien Moons A look at moons like Lo, Europa, Triton, and Kuiper Belt objects.
Dark Matter and Dark Energy About 96% mass of the Universe is undetectable and is called, "Dark Matter". An unseen force that keeps expanding the Universe is called "Dark Energy". A look at this strange theory.
Astrobiology A look at search for life in outer space; how life could evolve on planets that are very different than Earth; what the ancient life forms of Earth tell us about life on other worlds.
Space Travel Innovative propositions about the future of space travel e.g. propulsion by solar sails and laser beams, use of antimatter as fuel, etc.
Supernovas Exploding stars that shine brighter than a 100 billion Suns. Stardust and the building blocks of planets and life.
Constellations How the ancient people used some of the 88 constellations visible from the surface of the Earth to navigate and explore the oceans.
Unexplained Mysteries Myths, misconceptions and facts about the Universe, ranging from Einstien's theories of relativity and time travel to life on Mars.
Cosmic Collisions Collisions of asteroids and comets with planets and the extinction of life forms due to such impacts. Effects of collision of stars and entire galaxies.
Colonizing Space How permanent human colonies will be established on the Moon and Mars. How Mars can be made more habitable by terraforming it. How food will be grown and waste recycled.
Nebulas Spectacular "art galleries of the galaxies" where new stars are born and old stars die.
Wildest Weather in the Cosmos Freakish weather phenomena in worlds within our Solar System, ranging from tornadoes having a wind-speed of over 6,000 miles per hour to rain made of molten iron!
Biggest Things in Space A look at some of the largest known objects in outer-space: Lyman-alpha blob, cosmic web, super-galaxies, super massive black holes, radio lobes, and the biggest void in space.
Gravity The role of gravity in the Universe, the effects of weightlessness on astronauts, simulation of weightlessness in "vomit comet" aircraft.
Cosmic Apocalypse How the Universe could vanish in the blink of an eye and nobody could do anything to prevent this doomsday -- "random quantum fluctuation", "cosmic ice age" and other apocalyptic theories explained.

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1.3 Universe DVDs - The Universe Season 3

The Universe: The Complete Season Three is available on a set of 4 DVDs or 3 Blu-ray disks with a total run time of 564 minutes.

The Universe Season 3 has 12 episodes (about 44 minutes each). It contains some spectacular computer generated animations which provide a deep understanding of the complexities of the Universe. The topics discussed range from "Parallel Universes" to sex in outer-space.


The Universe Season 3 - A Video Snippet

A snippet of the Parallel Universes episode of Universe Season 3




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The Universe Season 3 - A Summary of its Episodes
Episode Name Episode Summary
Deep Space Disasters A look at space hazards faced by astronauts on their missions e.g. launch explosions, failed reentries, micrometeoroid hits, etc. Some other potential dangers such as solar flares, gamma-ray bursts, and encounters with black holes are also discussed.
Parallel Universes A look at some intriguing alternative realities and higher dimensions of existence. Amazing theories of multiverse and parallel dimensions. Particle collider experiments and the unbelievable notion that everything and everyone living on Earth might have an exact duplicate copy existing simultaneously somewhere else in a "Parallel Universe".
Light Speed According to Einstein, particles with a mass can't travel faster than the speed of light. This show explains what happens when something travels nearly as fast as the speed of light; and what would happen if something traveled faster than the speed of light. It also explains if it is possible to exceed the speed of light.
Sex in Space Experiments on human-sexuality in outer space, the complications that could arise for pregnancy and childbirth in micro-gravity, and its implications for colonization of other planets.
Alien Faces How the environment plays a role in the evolution of life; how living-things found in the oceans look different from living-things found on land, and what this could mean if life was found on alien worlds with alien environments.
Deadly Comets and Meteors The role of comets and meteors in the solar system and in the extinction of dinosaurs. Could the dust of comets infect the Earth with alien viruses?
Living in Space A look at different forms that human colonies could take in outer space. Could robots help our survival in outer space? How would we grow food and gather resources to sustain our colonies outside planet Earth?
Stopping Armageddon Everything that the scientists could possibly do to save the Earth from the impact of a deadly meteor heading toward it -- deflecting the huge meteor with laser beams, solar sails, nukes, rockets that could attach to it and divert it away from Earth, satellites acting as artificial gravity sources, etc.
Another Earth The techniques that scientists use to search exoplanets similar to our Earth; how candidate-stars are chosen for possible discovery of Earth-like planets revolving around them.
Strangest Things A look at some of the strangest things in the Universe: invisible dark-matter, strange stars, strange moons, exotic particles, intriguing black-holes, etc.
Edge of Space Outer-space as a tourist destination, a $20 million holiday trip to International Space Station, setting up hotels in space, preventing hazards such as space debris and exposure to cosmic radiation.
Cosmic Phenomena Charming aurora borealis, exotic meteor showers, the miracle of photosynthesis. How solar flare activity can jam electronics on Earth and also cause harm to life.

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==> Also check out The Universe Season 4, The Universe Season 5 and The Universe History Channel complete series megaset of Universe DVDs/Blu-ray disks.

Please note that The Universe Complete Series megaset by the History Channel contains all the five seasons of The Universe.


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