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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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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.
  • Tue 5/2
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Life & Death on the Red Planet

S05, E03  (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 5/2
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How the Universe Built Your Car

S04, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 14, 2015)
The history of the Universe lies beneath the hood of your car; The iron in your chassis, the gold in your stereo and the copper in your electronics all owe their existence to violent cosmic events that took place billions of years ago.
  • Tue 5/2
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
  • Tue 5/2
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
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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 5/8
  • 3:12AM-4:08AM
  • 110
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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 5/8
  • 4:08AM-5:04AM
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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.
  • Mon 5/8
  • 5:04AM-6:00AM
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Tue 5/9
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