Program Introduction

The Sun descends below the horizon and darkness prevails.
It's time our 13.8 billion-year old universe starts to show.

The entire universe and its evolutionary history is hardly visible to the naked eye. It’s too distant, vast and innumerous, and even invisible matter lurks out there.

What formed stars, galaxies and even life?
Are we alone in the universe?
How will our universe evolve in the future?

Many mysteries remain at the frontier of the universe. Intellectual giants around the world are coming together with cutting-edge technologies and knowledge to meet the challenge of solving them.

The answers will not make people billionaires or lead to dramatic changes in the way we live.

But in each of these answers, we can find the very meaning of living life to the fullest every day.

New discoveries are made almost each day. Now, let’s start on a journey to explore the universe with us! Your life, the life of your dearest ones, and everything else are all part of the universe.

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  • Pluto: Latest Discoveries of a Faraway Plane ©NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
    2015/12/17 Pluto: Latest Discoveries of a Faraway Planet
    • Lunar Mystery: Unveiling the Secret of Strange Lights
      2015/04/09 Lunar Mystery: Unveiling the Secret of Strange Lights
      • Himiko and Orochi, Monster Galaxies Unveiled
        2014/04/23 Himiko and Orochi, Monster Galaxies Unveiled
      • Meteorites -- Treasures from Space
        2014/03/27 Meteorites -- Treasures from Space
      • Making a New Earth on Mars
        2014/02/13 Making a New Earth on Mars
      • The Orion Nebula -- Voyage to a Stellar Nursery
        2013/10/31 The Orion Nebula -- Voyage to a Stellar Nursery
      • The Grey Mars -- Roving Mars in Search of a Habitable ©NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
        2013/08/29 The Grey Mars -- Roving Mars in Search of a Habitable
      • The Nebra Sky Disc – Mysterious Astronomical Device
        2013/07/18 The Nebra Sky Disc – Mysterious Astronomical Device
      • First Stars – Let There Be Light!
        2013/03/14 First Stars – Let There Be Light!
      • Saturn's Moon Titan -- Another Earth? NASA
        2012/12/6 Saturn's Moon Titan -- Another Earth?
      • Monster Black Holes -- The Invisible Hands of the Universe
        2012/06/14 Monster Black Holes -- The Invisible Hands of the Universe
      • Signals from Outer Space?
        2012/05/10 Signals from Outer Space?
      • Illuminating the Magellanic Clouds ©NASA,ESA, and the Hubble
        Heritage Team (STScl/AURA) -
        ESA/Hubble Collaboration
        2012/04/12 Illuminating the Magellanic Clouds
      • Space Tourism -- A New Chapter in Space History
        2012/02/14 Space Tourism -- A New Chapter in Space History
      • The Lunar Rover -- Apollo's Final Challenge NASA
        2012/01/24 The Lunar Rover -- Apollo's Final Challenge
      • Knowing without Seeing -- The Science of Black Holes
        2011/11/15 Knowing without Seeing -- The Science of Black Holes
      • Impact! Looking out for Asteroids ©NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
        2011/07/19 Impact! Looking out for Asteroids
      • Space Shuttle -- Launching 30 Years of Dreams
        2011/07/12 Space Shuttle -- Launching 30 Years of Dreams
      • Space Shuttle -- Launching 30 Years of Dreams
        2011/07/05 Seers of the Heavens -- The Maya
      • Betelgeuse -- Death of a Super Star
        2011/06/28 Betelgeuse -- Death of a Super Star
      • Our Extraordinary Sun -- Facing a Rare Solar Phenomenon 国立天文台/JAXA
        2011/06/07 Our Extraordinary Sun -- Facing a Rare Solar Phenomenon
      • Dark Matter -- Racing to Unlock Its Mysteries
        2011/04/19 Dark Matter -- Racing to Unlock Its Mysteries
      • Extraterrestrial Life -- From Fiction to Fact?
        2011/04/12 Extraterrestrial Life -- From Fiction to Fact?
      • The Mystery of the Universe's Bubbles
        2011/04/05 The Mystery of the Universe's Bubbles