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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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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.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 3:12AM-4:08AM
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Supernovas

S01, E05  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
Understanding large explosions called supernovas.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 4:08AM-5:04AM
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War on Asteroids

S06, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 2018)
Scientists use cutting-edge technology to stop an asteroid apocalypse; mankind comes closer to keeping Earth safe from killer space rocks.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 5:04AM-6:00AM
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Black Holes: The Secret Origin

S05, E03  (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 4/21
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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Dark History of the Solar System

S06, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 2018)
The 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.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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The Quasar Engima

S06, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 2018)
Quasars are the brightest and most powerful objects in the universe, and though they have shaped the cosmos, they might ultimately destroy everything that exists.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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Mystery of Spacetime

S06, E10  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 2018)
Spacetime is the secret structure that controls our universe, and this strange four-dimensional substance controls time, light, and energy; it will also determine how our universe will end.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
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Death of the Milky Way

S06, E04  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 2018)
Experts utilize the latest science and discoveries to investigate the cause of the Milky Way galaxy's gradual death.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries

S06, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 2018)
Star systems with binary stars, once relegated to science-fiction, may actually exist and serve as ideal places for alien life to thrive.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 110
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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 4/23
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 110
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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.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets

S06, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 2018)
Our solar system is home to hundreds of strange, tiny worlds called dwarf planets, and new discoveries reveal the secrets of these mysterious places.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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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.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 110
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Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries

S06, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 2018)
Star systems with binary stars, once relegated to science-fiction, may actually exist and serve as ideal places for alien life to thrive.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 110
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Mystery of Spacetime

S06, E10  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 2018)
Spacetime is the secret structure that controls our universe, and this strange four-dimensional substance controls time, light, and energy; it will also determine how our universe will end.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 110
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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.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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Death of the Milky Way

S06, E04  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 2018)
Experts utilize the latest science and discoveries to investigate the cause of the Milky Way galaxy's gradual death.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 110
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The Quasar Engima

S06, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 2018)
Quasars are the brightest and most powerful objects in the universe, and though they have shaped the cosmos, they might ultimately destroy everything that exists.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 110
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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.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
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