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How the Universe Works

Cast of 'How the Universe Works'

  • Erik Dellums

How the Universe Works

``How the Universe Works'' is the ultimate cosmos operator's manual, a revealing look at the inner workings of outer space. Computer imagery allows viewers to explore black holes, supernovas, neutron stars, dark energy, and all of the other forces that produce what exists and what people see.

Premiere:
Apr 25, 2010
Original Network:
The Discovery Channel
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Planets from Hell

S02, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 25, 2012)
Discovering an extraordinary zoo of planetary nightmares outside our own planet.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
  • 170
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Monster Black Hole

S04, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 28, 2015)
A look inside the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way to discover terrifying secrets about parallel universes, wormholes, and space-time.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 9:01PM-10:02PM
  • 170
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Edge of the Solar System

S04, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 4, 2015)
Huge magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide; strange invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 10:02PM-11:03PM
  • 170
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End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 11:03PM-12:04AM
  • 170
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Monster Black Hole

S04, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 28, 2015)
A look inside the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way to discover terrifying secrets about parallel universes, wormholes, and space-time.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 12:04AM-1:05AM
  • 170
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Edge of the Solar System

S04, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 4, 2015)
Huge magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide; strange invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 1:05AM-2:06AM
  • 170
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Planets from Hell

S02, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 25, 2012)
Discovering an extraordinary zoo of planetary nightmares outside our own planet.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 2:06AM-3:06AM
  • 170
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Extreme Orbits

S02, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 8, 2012)
Orbits are a creative force and construct the fabric of the Universe.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 170
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Megaflares

S02, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 1, 2012)
Could the earth be in the line of fire from the dangerous megaflares from the sun.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 170
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The First Oceans

S04, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 25, 2015)
For years, scientists suspected that the oceans came from molecules delivered to Earth from distant stars by asteroids, but a new discovery suggests that their true origins may be more exotic.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 170
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End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Starman

S03, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 27, 2014)
Scientists are working on new propulsion systems that would allow travel to distant worlds.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 170
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Saturn

S03, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 6, 2014)
Scientists are looking for life on Saturn's moons and they may have found it on Titan.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 170
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Forces of Mass Construction

S04, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 1, 2015)
Scientists attempt to understand how this strange force of magnetism works.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 170
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Monster Black Hole

S04, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 28, 2015)
A look inside the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way to discover terrifying secrets about parallel universes, wormholes, and space-time.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Secret History of the Moon

S04, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 18, 2015)
The incredible secrets of the moon are revealed; the moon might be responsible for life on Earth.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Edge of the Solar System

S04, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 4, 2015)
Huge magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide; strange invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Alien Moons

S01, E08  (First Aired: May. 24, 2010)
The moon and how it relates to finding alien life in the universe.
  • Sat 8/6
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
  • 170
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Secret History of the Moon

S04, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 18, 2015)
The incredible secrets of the moon are revealed; the moon might be responsible for life on Earth.
  • Sat 8/6
  • 9:01PM-10:02PM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Alien Moons

S01, E08  (First Aired: May. 24, 2010)
The moon and how it relates to finding alien life in the universe.
  • Sat 8/6
  • 11:03PM-12:04AM
  • 170
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Secret History of the Moon

S04, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 18, 2015)
The incredible secrets of the moon are revealed; the moon might be responsible for life on Earth.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 12:04AM-1:05AM
  • 170
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Thu 8/11
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 170
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  • 759
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  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 170
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  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 170
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  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 170
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  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 170
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Alien Galaxies

S01, E03  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The evolution of galaxies.
  • Thu 8/11
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 170
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Volcanoes

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 11, 2012)
Scientists discover volcanoes on alien worlds and wonder whether life exists there.
  • Thu 8/11
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
  • 170
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Black Holes

S01, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2010)
Science proves the existence of black holes.
  • Thu 8/11
  • 9:01PM-10:02PM
  • 170
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  • 759
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Starman

S03, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 27, 2014)
Scientists are working on new propulsion systems that would allow travel to distant worlds.
  • Thu 8/11
  • 10:02PM-11:03PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Volcanoes

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 11, 2012)
Scientists discover volcanoes on alien worlds and wonder whether life exists there.
  • Thu 8/11
  • 11:03PM-12:04AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Black Holes

S01, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2010)
Science proves the existence of black holes.
  • Fri 8/12
  • 12:04AM-1:05AM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Starman

S03, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 27, 2014)
Scientists are working on new propulsion systems that would allow travel to distant worlds.
  • Fri 8/12
  • 1:05AM-2:06AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Alien Galaxies

S01, E03  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The evolution of galaxies.
  • Fri 8/12
  • 2:06AM-3:06AM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD