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How the Universe Works

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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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.
  • Fri 2/24
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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.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
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Alien Solar Systems

S01, E07  (First Aired: May. 24, 2010)
Understanding our universe and solar system.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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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.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
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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.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 9:01PM-10:02PM
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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.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 10:02PM-11:03PM
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 11:03PM-12:04AM
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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 2/25
  • 12:04AM-1:05AM
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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 2/25
  • 1:05AM-2:06AM
  • 110
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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 2/25
  • 2:06AM-3:06AM
  • 110
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
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  • Tue 3/7
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