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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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Mystery of Planet 9

S05, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 2016)
Scientists have discovered a mysterious ninth planet ten times the size of Earth on the very edge of the solar system; this strange world could have moons with extraterrestrial life.
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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.
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Alien Galaxies

S01, E03  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The evolution of galaxies.
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
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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 3/25
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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.
  • Sat 3/25
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The Dark Matter Enigma

S05, E07  (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 3/25
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Stars That Kill

S05, E05  (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.
  • Sat 3/25
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The Universe's Deadliest

S05, E06  (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.
  • Sat 3/25
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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 3/25
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Secret History of Pluto

S05, E04  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 2017)
The first close-up images of Pluto reveal unimaginable secrets; scientists investigate if Pluto is home to a warm ocean of liquid water beneath its surface and whether this underground ocean could harbor life.
  • Sat 3/25
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 3/25
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 3/25
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 170
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Black Holes: The Secret Origin

S05, E02  (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.
  • Sat 3/25
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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Mystery of Planet 9

S05, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 2016)
Scientists have discovered a mysterious ninth planet ten times the size of Earth on the very edge of the solar system; this strange world could have moons with extraterrestrial life.
  • Sat 3/25
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 170
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Strangest Alien Worlds

S05, E08  (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.
  • Sat 3/25
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
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