Stephen Hawking's Universe

Explore the universe, from tiny atoms to undiscovered planets, with Stephen Hawking as your guide.

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Master of the Universe: Stephen Hawking on Atoms

On The Science Channel's "Master of the Universe," Stephen Hawking and colleagues describe what atoms are and suggest they are more like force fields and waves, rather than mass.


On The Science Channel's "Master of the Universe," Stephen Hawking and colleagues describe what atoms are and suggest they are more like force fields and waves, rather than mass.
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Master of the Universe: Stephen Hawking on Atoms

The immense gravity of black holes makes them natural time machines. Someday spacecraft may be able use them to journey into the future.
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Stephen Hawking's Universe: Black Hole Time

If advanced spacefaring aliens exploit resources like humans do, we'd better hope they don't find us anytime soon.
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Stephen Hawking's Universe: Fear the Aliens

A powerful telescope searches for undiscovered planets, but not in the way you might expect.
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Stephen Hawking's Universe: Planets

Could life on other planets develop from a primordial soup?
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Stephen Hawking's Universe: Primordial Soup

Alien life forms would need to adapt and evolve to survive, just like organisms on Earth.
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Stephen Hawking's Universe: Survival

On August 16, 1977, a radio telescope in Ohio picked up the only signal that could have an alien source.
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Stephen Hawking's Universe: The WOW Signal

All life forms need water, and that's true on Earth as well as other planets.
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Stephen Hawking's Universe: Water

If we could ever open a massive wormhole, could it be used as a portal for journeys to distant planets or the deep past?
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Stephen Hawking's Universe: Wormhole Voyages

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