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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

S01, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2010)
Science proves the existence of black holes.
  • Fri 9/30
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 5:02AM-6:00AM
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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 9/30
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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 9/30
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Volcanoes

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 11, 2012)
Scientists discover volcanoes on alien worlds and wonder whether life exists there.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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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 9/30
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Search for a Second Earth

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2014)
Astronomers search for evidence of another Earth.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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Extreme Planets

S01, E06  (First Aired: May. 17, 2010)
The journey of planets as they grow from grains of dust to magnificently diverse worlds.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 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.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
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Alien Solar Systems

S01, E07  (First Aired: May. 24, 2010)
Understanding our universe and solar system.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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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.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 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 10/1
  • 2:10AM-3:10AM
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  • Wed 10/5
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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.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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Jupiter

S03, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2014)
Beneath Jupiter's clouds lie the solar system's deepest secrets.
  • Wed 10/5
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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.
  • Wed 10/5
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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.
  • Wed 10/5
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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.
  • Wed 10/5
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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 10/5
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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(First Aired: Apr. 25, 2010)
Exploring the inner workings of outer space.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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