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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

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.
  • Mon 12/18
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Supernovas

S01, E05  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
Understanding large explosions called supernovas.
  • Tue 12/19
  • 3:12AM-4:08AM
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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.
  • Tue 12/19
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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.
  • Tue 12/19
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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.
  • Tue 12/19
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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 12/19
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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.
  • Tue 12/19
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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.
  • Tue 12/19
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The Dark Matter Enigma

S05, E08  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 2017)
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.
  • Wed 12/20
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Alien Galaxies

S01, E03  (First Aired: May. 10, 2010)
The evolution of galaxies.
  • Wed 12/20
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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.
  • Wed 12/20
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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.
  • Wed 12/20
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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.
  • Wed 12/20
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Strangest Alien Worlds

S05, E09  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 2017)
Discoveries of new planets have revealed countless worlds much stranger than Earth; some of these strange worlds don't have stars and others are made out of diamonds.
  • Wed 12/20
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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.
  • Wed 12/20
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Mystery of Planet 9

S05, E02  (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.
  • Wed 12/20
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Secret History of Pluto

S05, E05  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 2017)
The first close-up images of Pluto reveal unimaginable secrets; scientists investigate if Pluto is home to a warm ocean of liquid water beneath its surface and whether this underground ocean could harbor life.
  • Wed 12/20
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
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