Automotive Deals HPCC Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Pink Floyd Fire TV Stick Sun Care Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer angrybirds angrybirds angrybirds  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Segway miniPro STEM

The Universe Ancient Mysteries Solved 7 Seasons 2012

Season 6
4.5 out of 5 stars (402) IMDb 8.9/10

Season 6 of the pioneering series The Universe on H2 takes viewers further than ever, to the extreme edges of our solar system where chaos and catastrophe bring epic drama to the planets - including some of the most horrifying days on Earth.

Starring:
Erik Thompson, Clifford V. Johnson

Available to watch on supported devices.

Buy Episode 9 HD $2.99
Buy Season 6 HD $29.99

Buy Episode 9

Buy Episode 9 HD $2.99
Buy Episode 9 SD $1.99

Buy Season 6

Buy Season 6 HD $29.99
Buy Season 6 SD $19.99
More Purchase Options
By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Additional taxes may apply.
Season 6

from $1.99

1. Catastrophes that Changed the Planets

The planets of our solar system have experienced epic catastrophes throughout their long history, both raining down from outside and bubbling up from within. We'll voyage back in time to investigate the violent events that profoundly shaped the planets, including earth itself. We'll witness stunning revelations about what transformed Mars into a barren, hostile desert.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: October 25, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

2. Nemesis: The Sun's Evil Twin

Could there be a monstrous, undiscovered star orbiting our own Sun? Could it be scattering killer comets throughout our Solar System like clockwork every 26 million years? New scientific surveys are probing the edges of our Solar System--a realm populated by giant worlds and mysterious planetoid--hunting for Nemesis, the Sun's purported evil twin.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: November 1, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

3. How the Solar System was Made

At 4.6 billion years old, the Solar System is our solid, secure home in the Universe. But how did it come to be? In this episode we trace the system's birth from a thin cloud of dust and gas. Shocked by a nearby supernova, the pull of gravity and natural rotation spun it into a flat disc from which the Sun and planets coalesced.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: November 8, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

4. Crash Landing on Mars

What might happen if the first manned mission to Mars crashes hundreds of miles from the rocket that would take them back home? Could they survive the crash, and travel across the brutal Martian surface to their home ship? We'll show what the astronauts would have to do to survive dust storms and space radiation, while extracting vital resources like water from the Martian soil itself.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: November 22, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

5. Worst Days on Planet Earth

Earth may seem like the most hospitable planet in the solar system. But look again. Startling new discoveries reveal the blue planet has been plagued by more chaos and destruction than scientists once imagined. Stand on the Earth billions of years ago as a primitive planet slams into it. Shiver as our entire globe is frozen over like a gigantic snowball.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: November 29, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

6. How Big, How Far, How Fast

In this episode, our cast uses awesome analogies to bring the biggest objects, farthest distances and fastest speeds down to earth. To truly understand the scale of the cosmos, we jump behind the wheel of monster trucks, scale the Golden Gate bridge, and race across the desert in a rocket-powered car.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: December 12, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

7. UFO: The Real Deal

Many argue that flying saucers and other extra-terrestrial space ships continuously visit the earth. If that were true, what kinds of technologies would such alien spacecraft require? And do eyewitness reports of UFO sightings jibe with modern theories of how interstellar travel might be possible?

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: December 13, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

8. God and the Universe

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have wondered who or what created the universe. Religion offers a spiritual answer, but do the latest discoveries in physics show evidence of a transcendent intelligence, or simply that the laws of physics by themselves could have led to the universe in which we live?

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: December 20, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

9. Alien Sounds

What does the Universe sound like? From the sweep of a pulsar, to the deafening roar of our boiling sun this episode explores the undiscovered soundscapes of the solar system, the galaxy, and the entire cosmos. And, is it true that in space nobody can hear you scream? Our scientists reveal that there are places in the Universe that prove this sci-fi statement wrong.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: December 30, 2011
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

10. Our Place in the Milky Way

An exploration of Earth's cosmic neighborhood. Looking beyond the borders of our solar system, what's nearby in our galaxy? How do the other objects in our local area influence life on Earth? And, how did Earth's place in the galaxy make it the perfect place for the development of advanced life?

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: May 13, 2012
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

11. Deep Freeze

There really are ice worlds like Hoth from Star Wars. In this episode, we explore icy planets and moons, discover the role of cold in the Universe, and learn about the importance of ice to the development of habitable worlds.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: May 20, 2012
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

12. Microscopic Universe

Within our immense universe lies a lesser-known world of tiny particles. From strange ghostly neutrinos that pass right through matter to mysterious objects with names like MACHOs and WIMPs.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: June 3, 2012
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

13. Ride the Comet

Hitch a ride on the journey of a comet as it roars from the cold, dark outer reaches of the solar system to the fiery surface of the Sun.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: June 10, 2012
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

14. When Space Changed History

It may seem like seem like science fiction, but the cosmos isn't just something way out there. Many times in human history, objects or forces from space have changed the course of life on earth.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: June 17, 2012
Buy HD $2.99

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Amazon Video
This is a very interesting series. I enjoy the information, however I am very frustrated with the recent shift in repeating content. You know what I mean, after every commercial break they spend a minute repeating what was going on before the commercial. So even though this doesn't have commercials, it's very obvious where they would be in the show. You have a one hour show, take away 20 minutes for commercials, take away another 10 minutes of repeated content and you end up with only a half hour of content.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
These are just a few of the countless reasons why I love this show, and think you guys will, too! I does get a little technical/geeky at certain points, but my wife and I adore this show, and have for many years. The scientists (Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku), featured on the show are really on the cutting edge of cosmology, and their insights help divulge what secrets the universe has hidden. Appropriate for all ages, I highly recommend it!
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
I used to love The Universe series but it is feeling more dumbed down lately. I really prefer How the Universe Works.
2 Comments 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Crystal on September 1, 2015
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
I have rewatched this show so many times and it always keeps my interest. Very informative and definitely interesting. It really teaches you about the universe and shows you just how much is out there. The Universe is by far, the best universe type of show out there!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video
One of the best episodes in this series is the one depicting the problems members of a space expedition to Mars might face upon landing, and how they would have to rely on their own resources and ingenuity to survive. Having the astronauts work thru the different scenarios conveys a bunch of information about Mars survival in a hugely entertaining way.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video
This video presents the wonderful, entertaining, beautiful, and scientifically accurate description of the Universe. With beautiful and detailed astronomical depictions of the history of the Universe along with well defined and detailed descriptions of the same, this video earns the appropriate description of an artistic, scientific, and video masterpiece.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
I WILL BE PURCHASING FUTURE SEASONS TO HELP MY LIBERAL ART STUDENTS COMPARTMENTALIZE THE VASTNESS OF THE UNIVERSE IN "BITES (episodes)" THAT ARE PALATABLE AND TASTY...A GREAT SERIES OF UNPARALLELED CLARITY THAT STANDS UP WELL AS AN EXTENSION OF CARL SAGAN'S "COSMOS"!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
The universe is easily one of my favorite documentary series. I enjoy learning the various theories as well as the few knowns of the universe. Theoretical physics documentaries are a favorite of mine, and this show is full of it as well as great interviews with physicists who break everything down into an easy to understand format to help comprehend the vastness of the universe and everything that makes it up.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse