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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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Milky Way

S03, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 20, 2014)
Research suggest that super massive black hole might be the creator of the Milky Way.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 3:06AM-4:04AM
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Supernovas

S01, E05  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
Understanding large explosions called supernovas.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 4:04AM-5:02AM
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Megastorms

S02, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 18, 2012)
Examining chaotic weather to help determine whether we are alone in the universe.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 5:02AM-6:00AM
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Megaflares

S02, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 1, 2012)
Could the earth be in the line of fire from the dangerous megaflares from the sun.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
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Black Holes

S01, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2010)
Science proves the existence of black holes.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 76
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End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 76
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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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 76
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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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 76
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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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 76
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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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 76
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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 7/5
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 76
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End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 76
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  • 166
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  • 791
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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 7/5
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 76
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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.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 76
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Jupiter

S03, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2014)
Beneath Jupiter's clouds lie the solar system's deepest secrets.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
  • 76
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  • 11:05PM-12:06AM
  • 76
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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.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 2:10AM-3:10AM
  • 76
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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.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 76
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  • 166
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End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
  • 76
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  • 166
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  • 791
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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.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 9:01PM-10:02PM
  • 76
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  • 166
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  • 791
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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.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 10:02PM-11:03PM
  • 76
  • Science
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  • 166
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  • 791
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End of the Universe

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
Examining the ways the universe could come to an end.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 11:03PM-12:04AM
  • 76
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  • 166
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  • 791
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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.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 12:04AM-1:05AM
  • 76
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  • 166
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  • 791
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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.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 1:05AM-2:06AM
  • 76
  • Science
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  • 166
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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.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 2:06AM-3:06AM
  • 76
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  • 166
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Dawn of Life

S04, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 11, 2015)
Discovering how life on Earth came to be; the possibility that life on Earth come from another planet.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 3:06AM-4:04AM
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 4:04AM-5:02AM
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Jupiter

S03, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2014)
Beneath Jupiter's clouds lie the solar system's deepest secrets.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 5:02AM-6:00AM
  • 76
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Saturn

S03, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 6, 2014)
Scientists are looking for life on Saturn's moons and they may have found it on Titan.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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Comets

S02, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 15, 2012)
Watch the movement of a comet as it evolves from a chunk of ice and rock into an active nucleus engulfed in a gaseous haze.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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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 7/9
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 76
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Supernovas

S01, E05  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
Understanding large explosions called supernovas.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 76
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  • 166
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  • 791
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Alien Galaxies

S01, E03  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The evolution of galaxies.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 76
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 76
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Asteroids

S02, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 22, 2012)
Asteroids shaped our past and promise much in the future.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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Black Holes

S01, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2010)
Science proves the existence of black holes.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 76
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
  • 76
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  • 11:03PM-12:04AM
  • 76
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Black Holes

S01, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2010)
Science proves the existence of black holes.
  • Sun 7/10
  • 2:06AM-3:06AM
  • 76
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