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1. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Monster Black Hole (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

Black holes are the least understood places in the universe, where the rules of physics collapse. We go inside the super-massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way.

Director: Mark Bridge | Stars: Erik Dellums, Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Max Tegmark

Votes: 57

2. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way? (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

What built the Milky Way? New research might now have the answer, revealing an unlikely hero. At the heart of our galaxy sits a super massive black hole, one of the most destructive objects in the Universe. Could it be our creator?

Director: Mark Bridge | Stars: Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller

Votes: 48

3. Inside the Milky Way (2010 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Star: James S. Bullock

Votes: 306

4. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: The Milky Way (2007)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, consists of more than stars and planets. The wide variety of other celestial objects that call the Milk Way home are described. And the Milky Way is not alone but has some nearby companions.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Michelle Thaller, Rob Roy Britt, Mark Morris

Votes: 83

6. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Our Place in the Milky Way (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

Now that the Voyagers have visited the outer planets of the solar system they are heading for new adventures in places astronomers call the Oort Cloud, the heliopause, heliosheath and ... See full summary »

Director: James Grant Goldin | Stars: Erik Thompson, Laura Danly, Alex Filippenko, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 45

7. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Solar Systems (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Is our solar system unique? Since the first discovery of a planet orbiting another star, some 280 alien solar systems have been identified. It's only by looking at solar systems far beyond ... See full summary »

Director: Lorne Townend | Stars: Mike Rowe, Geoff Marcy, Michelle Thaller, Stan Love

Votes: 108


9. The New Frontier (2015–2018)

24 min | Documentary

In the past few decades an uncountable fleet of satellites and and space probes have left Earth to visit every destination in the solar system. Here's what they found.

Star: Stuart Sykes

Votes: 30

10. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Edge of the Solar System (2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Giant magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide, bizarre invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits. All this and more could be ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Bridge | Stars: Mike Rowe, Hakeem Oluseyi, Michelle Thaller, Phil Plait

Votes: 58

11. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Dark History of the Solar System (2018)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary

Our solar system hides a dark and violent past, and new discoveries reveal that Earth and the planets were formed from the destruction of alien worlds that came before us.

Stars: Erik Asphaug, Dr. Melanie Barboni, Konstantin Batygin, David Kipping

Votes: 29

12. Birth of the Solar System (2018 Video)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short

The birth of our Solar System was both violent and chaotic. A newborn Jupiter menaced the inner solar system, tossing some planets into the Sun, others thrown into interstellar space, never... See full summary »

Director: Dana Berry | Stars: Dr. Melanie Barboni, Dr. Matthew Malkan, Dr. Edward Young

14. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Secrets of the Solar System (I) (2015)


New planets are now being discovered outside our solar system on a regular basis, and these strange new worlds are forcing scientists to rewrite the history of our own solar system. Far ... See full summary »

Director: Toby Macdonald | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Scott Bolton, Marek Kukula, Hal Levison

Votes: 100

16. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: How the Solar System was Made (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Darryl Rehr | Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Michael Mischna, Edward Young

Votes: 59

18. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 4,088

19. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: 7 Wonders of the Solar System (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

The seven wonder of our solar system are discussed: Enceladus' geysers, Rings of Saturn, Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the Asteroid Belt, Mars' Olympus Mons, the Surface of the Sun, and planet Earth.

Director: Laura Verklan | Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Greg Laughlin

Votes: 132

20. The Planets (2019– )

58 min | Documentary

Welcome to the greatest story that's never been told. In a new, ground breaking series we'll be telling the story of the planets as never before.

Stars: Brian Cox, Fran Bagenal, Heidi Becker, Nancy Chabot

Votes: 1,701

21. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Planets: Inner Worlds (2019)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

The rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars all have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?

Directors: Stephen Cooter, Martin Johnson | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Anjali Tripathi, David Grinspoon, Suzanne Smrekar

Votes: 47

22. The Planets (1999– )

390 min | Documentary

The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

Stars: Mark Halliley, Donald Black, Jerry Soften, Sasa Vasilievski

Votes: 1,375

23. The Planets (1985– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

The well-known astronomers Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper host this family TV show, crossing time and space to discover the secrets of the planets, their past, present and future. Using ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Henbest, Heather Couper

Votes: 15

24. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Journey from the Center of the Sun (2014)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

How does light escape from the sun? We take a journey from the center of the sun, following the path of light. We witness its fiery birth from in the core, its 430,000 mile battle against ... See full summary »

Stars: Erik Dellums, Holly Gilbert, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 66


25. The Secret Life of the Sun (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary

Kate Humble and Helen Czerski reveal the inner workings of the sun and investigate why scientists think changes in the sun's behaviour may have powerful effects on our climate.

Director: Matthew Barrett | Stars: Kate Humble, Helen Czerski

Votes: 26

26. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Secrets of the Sun (2012)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary

Nova reviews what scientists have learned in recent years about the sun's behavior and how it works. Most significantly, astronomers are at last beginning to understand the the solar ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Stars: Lance Lewman, Holly Gilbert, Bill Murtagh, Jim Green

Votes: 83

27. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )
Episode: Empire of the Sun (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Professor Brian Cox explores the powerhouse of them all, the sun. In India he witnesses a total solar eclipse and in Norway, he watches the battle between the sun's wind and Earth, as the ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Olding, Gideon Bradshaw | Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 154

28. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Dark Future of the Sun (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

It's the apocalyptic finale of our galactic neighborhood, We've now uncovered sizzling clues about our home star's violent demise. And the outcome doesn't look good for planet Earth. New ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Verklan | Stars: Erik Thompson, Craig DeForest, Alex Filippenko, Douglas Duncan

Votes: 49

29. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Death of the Sun (2006)

Documentary, Adventure

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Votes: 11

30. Solarmax (2000)

38 min | Short, Documentary

Solarmax is a 40-minute giant-screen documentary that tells the story of humankind's struggle to understand the sun. The film will take audiences on an incredible voyage from pre-history to... See full summary »

Director: John Weiley | Star: Alex Scott

Votes: 235

31. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Extreme Orbits - Clockwork and Creation (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

The only reason life on Earth is possible is because of our stable orbit around the Sun. Elsewhere in the Universe, orbits are chaotic, violent and destructive. On the largest scale, orbits... See full summary »

Director: Adam Warner | Stars: Erik Dellums, Michelle Thaller, Phil Plait, Michio Kaku

Votes: 69

32. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

From icy worlds with more fresh water than Earth to flying mountains of pure metal, asteroids shaped our past and promise much for the future. Could these enigmatic space rocks hold the key... See full summary »

Director: George Harris | Stars: Mike Rowe, Dan Durda, Lawrence Krauss, Peter Schultz

Votes: 69

33. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Comets - Frozen Wanderers (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

We follow the odyssey of a comet as it sails through space, watching every move as it evolves from a chunk of ice and rock into an active nucleus engulfed in a gaseous haze. What we learn ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Warner | Stars: Erik Dellums, Phil Plait, Peter Schultz, Michio Kaku

Votes: 64

35. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Birth of the Earth (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

The Earth was formed by a series of cosmic cataclysms including the most powerful blast in the Universe. Yet amid the turmoil our world was born. Could the same chain of events have created... See full summary »

Director: George Harris | Stars: Erik Dellums, Russell Schweickart, Mark Sykes, Phil Plait

Votes: 66

36. How the Earth Was Made (2009– )
Episode: Birth of the Earth (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History

The Earth isn't an ordinary generic planet. The processes that created an Earth suitable for modern are unique and surprising.

Director: David Hutt | Stars: Corey Johnson, William Hartmann, Michael Zolensky, Jonathan O'Neil

Votes: 20

37. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Birth of the Earth (2005)

Documentary, Adventure

The full history of the earth is boiled down to 12 hours on the clock. Within the first hour some 20 planets are formed from cosmic dust, they keep colliding, and our present planets are ... See full synopsis »

Star: Eric Meyers

Votes: 19

38. Cosmic Journeys (2009– )
Episode: Solar Superstorms (2013)

G | Documentary, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Thomas Lucas | Star: Dick Rodstein

Votes: 9


39. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Megaflares - Cosmic Firestorms (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

The Universe is a magnetic minefield. The Sun spits out flares capable of battering life on Earth. But out there in space lie the true magnetic monsters. As we uncover dangerous megaflares ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Dart | Stars: Erik Dellums, Phil Plait, Natalie Batalha, Michelle Thaller

Votes: 62

40. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Magnetic Storm (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are bits of the sun thrown into space. When directed in the direction of earth they are a grave threat to civilization. How the sun's magnetic fields generate ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Evans | Stars: Erik Thompson, Travis Taylor, Todd Hoeksema, John Kappenman

Votes: 64

41. Solar Blast (2000 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

Scientists investigate the effects of solar phenomena, such as sunspots and coronal mass ejections (CMEs or "solar blasts"), on Earth's climate (both past and present) and man's technology.

Director: Malvina Anderson Martin | Star: Lance Lewman

Votes: 19

42. Sun Storm (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 49 min | Documentary

On 13th March, 1989, a sun storm wreaked havoc in Canada, causing widespread power cuts across Quebec, with many people left in darkness for days. How are these storms caused? Can we do anything to prevent them?

Director: Dan Chambers

Votes: 12

43. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Earth's Invisible Shield (2008)

TV-G | Documentary, Adventure

Earth's magnetosphere, which shields us from deadly solar radiation is decaying rapidly. When it collapses, as Mars's did billions of years ago, Earth will be stripped of its atmosphere, ... See full summary »

Director: Caius Julyan | Stars: Eric Meyers, Mario Acuna, Daniel Lathrop, Peter Olson

Votes: 8

44. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Magnetic Storm (2003)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

In this PBS "Nova" documentary, scientists discuss the bewildering causes and effects of the Earth's magnetic field, including the fact that the field appears to have weakened during the ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Star: Gene Galusha

Votes: 42

45. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Secret History of the Moon (2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Our Moon is stranger than you think, and we reveal its incredible secrets. Can we thank the Moon for life on Earth? What explains the mysterious tunnels beneath its surface? Is a lunar base the key to humanity's future in space?

Stars: Mike Rowe, Moogega Cooper, Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller

Votes: 53