The Best Streaming Videos on Outer Space

Understanding outer space is, quite literally, a huge undertaking. Thankfully, Netflix and the other streaming sites are here to help explorers young and old, with tons of great content about this fascinating subject. To infinity—and beyond!

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    Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

    Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is an excellent show hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Length: Thirteen 45-minute episodes

    Rating: TV-PG

  • 1 The Planets


    The Planets

    This documentary series examines cutting-edge discoveries about the planets, explores the origin of the sun, considers life on other worlds and more.

    Length: Eight 50-minute episodes

    Rating: TV-G

  • 4 The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space


    The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space

    A school teacher takes her class on educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus—this time, into outer space!

    Length: 25 minutes

    Rating: NR

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    Bill Nye the Science Guy: Outer Space

    Each episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy teaches kids a specific topic in a natural science. In this episode, Bill goes way out there, way far away—to outer space, in fact. (Check out the episode guide, too, which provides some background information and follow-up book recommendations.)

    Length: 23 minutes

    Rating: NR