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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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Comets

S02, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 15, 2012)
Watch the movement of a comet as it evolves from a chunk of ice and rock into an active nucleus engulfed in a gaseous haze.
  • Fri 8/18
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Megastorms

S02, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 18, 2012)
Examining chaotic weather to help determine whether we are alone in the universe.
  • Fri 8/18
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Volcanoes

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 11, 2012)
Scientists discover volcanoes on alien worlds and wonder whether life exists there.
  • Fri 8/18
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
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Extreme Stars

S01, E04  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The story of how stars were made by the universe and how stars went on to engineer everything else in that universe.
  • Fri 8/18
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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Supernovas

S01, E05  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
Understanding large explosions called supernovas.
  • Fri 8/18
  • 8:00PM-9:02PM
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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.
  • Fri 8/18
  • 9:02PM-10:04PM
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The Dark Matter Enigma

S05, E08  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 2017)
Dark matter is the biggest mystery of the cosmos; scientists know that it has been vital to our universe since its birth, and new discoveries reveal that it could create black holes, cause mass extinctions, and might even shape life on Earth itself.
  • Fri 8/18
  • 10:04PM-11:06PM
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Supernovas

S01, E05  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
Understanding large explosions called supernovas.
  • Fri 8/18
  • 11:06PM-12:08AM
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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.
  • Sat 8/19
  • 12:08AM-1:10AM
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The Dark Matter Enigma

S05, E08  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 2017)
Dark matter is the biggest mystery of the cosmos; scientists know that it has been vital to our universe since its birth, and new discoveries reveal that it could create black holes, cause mass extinctions, and might even shape life on Earth itself.
  • Sat 8/19
  • 1:10AM-2:12AM
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Extreme Stars

S01, E04  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The story of how stars were made by the universe and how stars went on to engineer everything else in that universe.
  • Sat 8/19
  • 2:12AM-3:12AM
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 3:12AM-4:08AM
  • 170
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Alien Galaxies

S01, E03  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The evolution of galaxies.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 4:08AM-5:04AM
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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.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 5:04AM-6:00AM
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Alien Moons

S01, E08  (First Aired: May. 24, 2010)
The moon and how it relates to finding alien life in the universe.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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Life & Death on the Red Planet

S05, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 2016)
The evolution of life on Mars before a series of cataclysmic events transformed the planet from a watery world to a hostile one; scientists believe life will find a way to continue despite the setbacks.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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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.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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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.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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The Universe's Deadliest

S05, E07  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 2017)
The universe is a dangerous place; exploring the deadliest spots in the cosmos; between earth and the edge of the universe, there are a million ways to die; a crash test dummy is on a mission.
  • Mon 8/21
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Black Holes: The Secret Origin

S05, E03  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 2016)
Recent evidence could explain how supermassive black holes grow so big; neither dark matter nor cannibalism can fully explain these beasts, but the latest science may finally provide an answer.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
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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.
  • Mon 8/21
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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Stars That Kill

S05, E06  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 2017)
Exploring the real-life Death Stars in the cosmos that could snuff out Earth without much effort; the science of the destructive power behind six of the deadliest stars; vampire stars; supernovas; rogue stars.
  • Mon 8/21
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  • Tue 8/22
  • 2:24AM-3:24AM
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Extreme Planets

S01, E06  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
The journey of planets as they grow from grains of dust to magnificently diverse worlds.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 3:12AM-4:08AM
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Milky Way

S03, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 20, 2014)
Research suggest that super massive black hole might be the creator of the Milky Way.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 4:08AM-5:04AM
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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.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 5:04AM-6:00AM
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Birth of the Earth

S02, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 29, 2012)
The Earth was formed by a series of cosmic cataclysms.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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Black Holes

S01, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2010)
Science proves the existence of black holes.
  • Wed 8/23
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Alien Solar Systems

S01, E07  (First Aired: May. 24, 2010)
Understanding our universe and solar system.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Tue 8/29
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