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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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Life & Death on the Red Planet

S05, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 2016)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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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.
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