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From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the unknown, history and science collide in this popular The History Channel series, now back for its third season.


Today, robotic rovers give us eyes on the red rock of Mars... NASA probes slam into comets at hyper speed... Deep space telescopes capture violent images of the birth of stars and their collapse into black holes... All of these have significantly changed the way we look at ourselves. And although 50 years have flown by since man first ventured into outer space, the heavens are only now yielding their greatest secrets. Season Three of The Universe premieres on History on Tuesday, November 11 at 9pm ET/PT.


History is promoting The Universe Season Three with a "Hunt Through History Sweepstakes" where viewers search online for answers to Universe-themed trivia questions. Correct answers will enter them for a chance to win one of two trips to the Kennedy Space Center. The promotion will also be featured in InMotion stores throughout November, so keep your eye out for this exciting chance!


Also as The Universe returns, fans can get their own piece of The Universe if they enter to win a The Universe Prize Pack including:


*Season 1 and 2 on DVD

*History Channel hat, mug, & umbrella


To enter to win this The Universe Prize Pack, comment on this post with a description of why you love History Channel's The Universe series!


The winner will be selected and notified via e-mail on Wednesday, November 26th. Sorry, but U.S. and Canada entrants only can be selected as the winner.


Giveaway and photos courtesy of Electric Artists, Inc.

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Nov 11, 2008 9:49PM EST

I love the Universe because...
I can learn about Astronomy without the pains of midterms, finals, and grades! As a college student, I love to learn and that definitely includes all things space. However, as a Political Science student, it doesn't leave time for astronomy courses. With the Universe, I get my space fix without the stress!

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Nov 13, 2008 10:58PM EST

I love the series because it teaches hard core physics while using stunning graphics and interesting video to keep the audience captured. Its educational and yet the viewer barely notices. Compelling television that makes retaining science knowledge easy for todays youth or fun for viewers of any age.

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Nov 14, 2008 11:23AM EST

i should have watched this because i loved planet earth series

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Nov 15, 2008 12:03AM EST

it is very cool that the history channel is exploring the universe!!!!i love the unknow and this show is just cool!

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Nov 15, 2008 2:44AM EST

This series is amazing. As a social sciences major, I never get the chance to take physics or science courses. However, this series allows me to learn in depth things about the universe without it all being too over my head. On top of that, the images are just stunning. Its so amazing to me that we are such a small part of an infinite universe which we know so little about. Thanks to the history channel for providing us with a great chance to learn about, and be inspired by, our universe.

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Nov 15, 2008 5:47AM EST

The Universe is our origin and the most fundamental primordial set of guidelines we have, set forth for us to follow an ever evolving journey on a quest for knowledge about who we are, where we came from and where we will be in years to come. I am currently a physics and biology major pursuing a PhD in Astrophysics. My dream is to work for NASA in the years to come and I began this journey as a child with shows I saw on Discovery and my Time Life collection of Space and Universe books. As much as these shows were very much a part of my awe inspiring wonder of the Universe I have been able to bring the same intrigue and excitement to learn about space to my own children. I love the History Channel's The Universe because it is not only educational and mostly accurate but it is fun and entertaining as well! Of course, being a space junkie I love the show for it's variety and content, yet the most pure joy I feel seems to well up in me when my son turns to me and says "wow, that's so cool," with the most elated smile and expression of excitement in his eyes! That truly is the happiest moment of watching this show for me!

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Nov 16, 2008 9:47PM EST

Love it? Fuck, I never even heard of it. I turned off my cable and boy am I missing out -- hint-hint. I got tired of paying over $50 for basic cable. Pathetic. Now, I'm happy just cruising the web (Thanks, Sidereel!), but what am I to do, if I'm so clueless about the Universe? I can't be booking travel to other planets without my travel guide, The Universe. I hear it's very good. I can't wait, even though I know I'm gonna be potty trained all over again -- secretly I'm looking forward to that bit. Yea! Shhhsh! But truthfully I am really truly scared that I could inadvertently go to a gaseous planet and frankly there's only so much Gas-X one is allowed to bring. Now Travelocity -- which does not travel to Ocity, I recently learned -- does not tell me what I need to know. I need The Universe. Frankly I'm frantic. Wouldja, couldja help a girl out? Thanks. In the meantime, I'll be loping around all day to prepare myself for my very first floaty space walk. oOh, wish me luck!

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Nov 17, 2008 9:50PM EST

I find science fascinating. I love to learn about the universe, what created us, why we are here... There is so much that we do not know about, it gives me hope that there IS something else out there. Something we may not be able to even wrap our minds around as humans. Dark matter; feel its presence but its not to be seen. Imagine the possibilities of life on other planets... I wonder if we can shoot a big spaceship full of biological whatever into a planet and see if it can survive... If it can, could it evolve? Could WE become the creator?
I have so many thoughts that travel throughout my mind, and when I lay down after a long day of work, I often find myself flipping through my channels looking for something interesting. And, When I hit "The Universe" on the History Channel, I feel at peace. I have a yearning for new technology and scientific breakthroughs. Magazines and web articles don't hit it like this show does. Even watching repeats I have new ideas and fantasies...
The show makes me think in new ways. My father would watch these types of shows when I was a child, and I sat with him. I know that nothing is instantaneous (excluding quantum fluctuations, such as the wavefunction, which I have a tattoo of the symbol on my arm, thank you very much), light itself is a particle and takes time to reach my eye from its source... Amazing, how we are living in the present and at the same time we can only see the past...
I am young, and I am following my ambitions. These shows drive me to learn more, because I find it amazing how much is out there in the unknown. I also grew up watching my mother watching Star Trek. It is almost painful to know that I may not be around to see some of these things become reality.
I remember the first time I saw The Universe on the History Channel, as I have never been a fan of "social studies" or history in school, I was surprised. History is more than what they teach you in school...
Anyway, I'm glad that they are starting a new series, and I hope that more shows like this come out on television!

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Nov 17, 2008 10:21PM EST

I love the universe and astronomy! I have seen every episode of the universe and record every one. But my boyfriend recently erased all my universe episodes. :-( Therefor i need them, plus my boyfriends daughter would like to view it to learn more about science. I need this collection because i am in a financial trench and cannot buy this with the very few dollars i have. This is why i would like them, thank you!
Meghan

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Nov 18, 2008 1:20AM EST

I have always loved learning about astronomy and physics. Most shows tend to be either too focused on the science aspect or geared to the non science inclined. I love Universe because it has the best of both worlds, an interesting story told beautifully, but with enough science to be respectable.

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Nov 19, 2008 1:00PM EST

Astronomy and all space-y stuff is absolutely fascinating to me. I love learning about all the new discoveries and sightings of other planets, solar systems, and the like because it makes me feel like I'm living vicariously through all these scientists and explorers.

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Nov 19, 2008 1:06PM EST

It's a great show which gives some insight into the lesser-known sciences. People love "The Universe" for the same reason they love "Planet Earth", because of the great pictures, explanations, and wonders of the universe.

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Nov 22, 2008 11:34PM EST

i love seeing the amazing footage and learning all about the universe, it's so interesting and beautiful, i love it!

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Nov 23, 2008 1:40PM EST

within days of starting to wath this show, i am contemplating changing my whole program from biology to physics....the only reason i hated phys when i was younger is because i allways felt it waz missing, the math waznt perfect, there where too many mathematical formulas that didnt make alota sense to me...while biology can easily get to the molecular lever & fully understand the concepts...
but now, wit the discovery off quarks & the four principle forces...it's just amazing... i acyually had to go online & just searrch & read articles about what wuarks where, how they behaved, the history of the ffour forces... i couldnt sleep till i fully understood the concept of colourr & colourless, things that wherent fully explained in the universe show, but kinda mentions it...which made me really intrested...i mean knowing that the proton, neutron & electron isnt what everything is made out of, knowing that at certain high enough temperatures all out knowledge & rules o physics dont apply anymore..that facinates me...dark matter & dark energy & trying to figure out their relationships tto the quarks is even more intresting...the fact that to exact quarks with parrallel spins would have a higher mass than to exact same quarks with opposite spins...makes it obvious that we dont even fully understand the concept of mass & matter...i wish i had all the seasons so i can watch all the previous episodes since some links through sidereel do not worrk on my computer...i wish there where more shows out there that informed the public of such new & ground braking discoveries & explaing them in concepts & diagrams that make it easy to understand whats going on...best doccumentary i have ever seen....better than all the david attenbrough awarrd winning docs..this needs to win way more awards...i would love to own season one and two and watch it & show it too all my friends that are gettting bored off hearing me explain the concepts that i learned through this show & my own researrch....thanx for your time!!

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Nov 24, 2008 2:46PM EST

I love The Universe series!! I was introduced to astronomy and space in the 60's by my father who was an Aerospace Engineer and worked on the Apollo project. He also built telescopes and mounts with clock drives in them; the neighborhood kids would line up in our driveway to look at whatever object the telescope was trained on. It was this early start that got me interested in this subject....and documentaries like these that have kept my interest ever since. The History Channel produces only top notch programs, and this one is no exception! Thanks!

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Nov 25, 2008 3:39PM EST

The Universe allows me to learn about space, astronomy, and physics without taking all the painful math classes at college. It's by far the best show on TV.

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Nov 26, 2008 2:55AM EST

I like this series because it not only teaches me about the universe around me, it also explores theories of what is possible, showing glances of what our future may be like. With its bright and visual graphics it brings out imagination, and has various videos from actual astronauts in space to planets, people, and the entire universe in general. I love the history channel and learning about whats around us, this show is awesome!
Thanks,Jason.

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Nov 26, 2008 7:17AM EST

Unfortunately I don't currently have cable, but have heard great things about this show. I want to say I am an amatuer stargazer. I grab my five year old twins in the summer and we lay down in the grass in the back yard and just gaze upon the skys. Just laying there brings many questions and many memories. I love pointing out the different constellations and planets. We have a small telescope. it's just amazing to listen to my kids ask about space, the universe, other lifes, etc. I believe it's increasing their education, but I know it's increasin my respect for their minds. I would love to have this DVD to watch with them as their appreciation of life and the universe grows.

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