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How the Universe Works

Cast of 'How the Universe Works'

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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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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.
  • Fri 10/27
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 27
  • Discovery
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  • 765
  • Dscvry 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.
  • Fri 10/27
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 27
  • Discovery
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  • 765
  • Dscvry 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.
  • Fri 10/27
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 27
  • Discovery
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  • 765
  • Dscvry HD

Forces of Mass Construction

S04, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 1, 2015)
Scientists attempt to understand how this strange force of magnetism works.
  • Fri 10/27
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 27
  • Discovery
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  • 765
  • Dscvry HD

End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 3:12AM-4:08AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Milky Way

S03, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 20, 2014)
Research suggest that super massive black hole might be the creator of the Milky Way.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 4:08AM-5:04AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Journey From the Center of the Sun

S03, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2014)
Examining how light travels out from the core of the sun through gravity and magnetism.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 5:04AM-6:00AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Forces of Mass Construction

S04, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 1, 2015)
Scientists attempt to understand how this strange force of magnetism works.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 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 10/31
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

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.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Extreme Planets

S01, E06  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
The journey of planets as they grow from grains of dust to magnificently diverse worlds.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Alien Galaxies

S01, E03  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The evolution of galaxies.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

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.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Planets from Hell

S02, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 25, 2012)
Discovering an extraordinary zoo of planetary nightmares outside our own planet.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Supernovas

S01, E05  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
Understanding large explosions called supernovas.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

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.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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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 10/31
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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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 10/31
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Strangest Alien Worlds

S05, E09  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 2017)
Discoveries of new planets have revealed countless worlds much stranger than Earth; some of these strange worlds don't have stars and others are made out of diamonds.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 170
  • Science
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  • 759
  • Science HD