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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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Are Black Holes Real?

S06, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 2018)
Cosmologists say there are black holes throughout the Universe, but they've never seen one and it's almost impossible to study them directly.
  • Mon 1/22
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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.
  • Mon 1/22
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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 1/22
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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 1/22
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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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 1/22
  • 8:00PM-9:02PM
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Curse of the Hell Stars

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New discoveries reveal the hidden secrets of the strangest and deadliest stars in the cosmos.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 9:02PM-11:06PM
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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 1/22
  • 11:06PM-12:08AM
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Curse of the Hell Stars

(First Aired: Jan. 22, 2018)
New discoveries reveal the hidden secrets of the strangest and deadliest stars in the cosmos.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 12:08AM-2:12AM
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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 1/23
  • 2:12AM-3:12AM
  • 170
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Dark History of the Solar System

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S06, E03 
Our solar system hides a dark and violent past, and new discoveries reveal that Earth and the planets were formed from the destruction of strange alien worlds that came before us.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 10:04PM-11:06PM
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  • Wed 1/24
  • 1:10AM-2:12AM
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Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries

S06, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 2018)
Planets that orbit two suns instead of one might be deadly hell worlds, but new discoveries reveal that star systems with binary stars might be optimal places for alien life.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 3:12AM-4:08AM
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Are Black Holes Real?

S06, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 2018)
Cosmologists say there are black holes throughout the Universe, but they've never seen one and it's almost impossible to study them directly.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 4:08AM-5:04AM
  • 170
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Dark History of the Solar System

S06, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 2018)
Our solar system hides a dark and violent past, and new discoveries reveal that Earth and the planets were formed from the destruction of strange alien worlds that came before us.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 5:04AM-6:00AM
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Episode 4

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  • Tue 1/30
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
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Episode 6

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S06, E05 
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