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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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Black Holes: The Secret Origin

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S05, E02 
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 12/6
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Venus: Earth's Evil Twin

S04, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 21, 2015)
There is a planet in the solar system covered in thick, dense clouds and roasted by colossal temperatures, and is a vision of Earth's future; taking a look at Venus to understand how Earth will be destroyed.
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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.
  • Sat 12/10
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Big Bang

S01, E01  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
How the universe came into existence out of nothing and grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle.
  • Sat 12/10
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Jupiter

S03, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2014)
Beneath Jupiter's clouds lie the solar system's deepest secrets.
  • Sat 12/10
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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.
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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 12/10
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Mon 12/12
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Life & Death on the Red Planet

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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 12/13
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Fri 12/16
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