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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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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.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 3:06AM-4:04AM
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Extinction

S03, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 13, 2014)
The universe's weapons of extinction; asteroids strike; planets collide; black holes blast out death rays; volcanoes erupt and ice engulfs the plane.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 4:04AM-5:02AM
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Black Holes

S01, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2010)
Science proves the existence of black holes.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 5:02AM-6:00AM
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First Second

S03, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 30, 2014)
The most important second in history which seals the Universe's fate.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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Birth of the Earth

S02, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 29, 2012)
The Earth was formed by a series of cosmic cataclysms.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
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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 1/24
  • 10:02PM-11:03PM
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  • Wed 1/25
  • 1:05AM-2:06AM
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
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  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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  • Mon 1/30
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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  • 9:00PM-10:02PM
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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.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 10:02PM-11:03PM
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 12:00AM-1:05AM
  • 110
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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 1/31
  • 1:05AM-2:06AM
  • 110
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The Dark Matter Enigma

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S05, E07 
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 1/31
  • 10:02PM-11:03PM
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  • Wed 2/1
  • 1:05AM-2:06AM
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