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How the Universe WorksHow the Universe Works

TVPGDocumentaries • Science & Technology • TV Series2010

From the beginning of time, Stars, Galaxies, Planets, Solar Systems, and more have be...more

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Season6
Episode 1

Are Black Holes Real?

New discoveries are challenging everything we know about black holes, and astronomers are beginning to question if they even exist. The latest science tries to explain how they work and what they look like, despite the fact we've never actually seen one.
Episode 2

Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries

Planets that orbit two suns instead of one might be deadly hell worlds, but new discoveries reveal that sci-fi star systems with binary stars might be optimal places for alien life.
Episode 3

Dark History of the Solar System

Our solar system hides a dark and violent past, and new discoveries reveal that Earth and the planets were formed from the destruction of strange alien worlds that came before us.
Episode 4

Death of the Milky Way

The Milky Way is dying, and using the latest science and discoveries, experts are investigating what's killing it.
Episode 5

Uranus & Neptune: Rise of the Ice Giants

Uranus and Neptune are mysterious, icy worlds at the edge of our solar system, and new discoveries reveal that these strange planets might have helped start life on Earth.
Episode 6

Secret History of Mercury

Mercury is a deadly world, facing attacks from the Sun, comets, and other planets, and even though it's the smallest planet in our solar system, it has a dangerous secret a dangerous secret that might one day threaten life on Earth.
Episode 7

The Quasar Enigma

Quasars are the brightest and most powerful objects in our universe, and though they have shaped the cosmos, they might ultimately destroy everything that exists.
Episode 8

Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets

Our solar system is home to hundreds of strange, tiny worlds called dwarf planets, and new discoveries reveal the secrets of these mysterious places.
Episode 9

War on Asteroids

Scientists are using cutting-edge technology to stop an asteroid apocalypse, and for the first time, mankind is closer than ever to keeping Earth safe from these killer space rocks.
Episode 10

Mystery of Spacetime

Spacetime is the secret structure that controls our universe, and this strange four-dimensional substance controls time, light, and energy. It will also determine how our universe will end.

About this Show

How the Universe Works

From the beginning of time, Stars, Galaxies, Planets, Solar Systems, and more have been working individually and together to produce all that is and all that we see. Take a deeper look at how the cosmos is designed, built, and actually works on How The Universe Works.

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