Scientists believe that our universe started with a colossal explosion called the Big Bang. That powerful blast created all the matter in the universe and laid the groundwork for every explosion since. From exploding stars to asteroid impacts, Known Universe: The Most Explosive deconstructs some of the biggest explosions in the universe with unforgettable CGI and slow-motion footage. Even a devastating earthquake would be tiny compared to what would happen if an asteroid six miles across slammed into Las Vegas. In spectacularly realistic CGI, experience the impact and its blistering shockwave. Discover how scientists have devised strategies to harness the sun's explosive power to divert dangerous meteorites from slamming into the Earth.
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Bones: Imagine breaking a rib just by coughing
or having an internal organ turning to bone. These are just two of the many life-threatening challenges faced by Jake Grys and Holly Pullano, two people with extraordinary genetic bone disorders. Jake ...
Since the days of the Roman Empire, Italy's
Mount Vesuvius has erupted more than 50 times, devastating whole cities and towns. At Herculaneum, archaeologists found human skeletons in a fatal embrace. Although Vesuvius is sleeping now, this active volcano is ...
Imagine walking amid molten lava, deadly gases, and
2,000-degree heat on an active volcano. For more than 20 years, Maurice and Katia Krafft have traveled the world pursuing just such adventure. From Iceland to Hawaii, from Africa to Indonesia, these ...