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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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Alien Moons

S01, E08  (First Aired: May. 24, 2010)
The moon and how it relates to finding alien life in the universe.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 3:06AM-4:04AM
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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 7/29
  • 4:04AM-5:02AM
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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.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 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.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 7/29
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Journey From the Center of the Sun

S03, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2014)
Examining how light travels out from the core of the sun through gravity and magnetism.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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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 7/30
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 9:01PM-10:02PM
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 10:02PM-11:03PM
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 11:03PM-12:04AM
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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.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 12:04AM-1:05AM
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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.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 1:05AM-2:06AM
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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.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 2:06AM-3:06AM
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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 8/2
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
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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.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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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 8/2
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 8/2
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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 8/2
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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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 8/2
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
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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 8/2
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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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 8/6
  • 8:00PM-9:01PM
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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 8/6
  • 9:01PM-10:02PM
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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 8/6
  • 11:03PM-12:04AM
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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.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 12:04AM-1:05AM
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Thu 8/11
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