How the Universe Works

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  • Starman

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 8/27/14

    Potential homes for humans in space are investigated.
  • Milky Way

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 8/20/14

    The origins of the Milky Way galaxy are explored.
  • Extinction

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 8/13/14

  • Saturn

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 8/6/14

  • First Second

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 7/30/14

  • Jupiter

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 7/23/14

  • End of the Universe

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 7/16/14

  • Sun

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 7/9/14

    Sunlight is explored in the Season 3 premiere.
  • Birth of the Earth

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 8/29/12

    "The Earth was formed by a series of cosmic cataclysms including the most powerful blast in the Universe. Yet amid the turmoil our world was born. Could the same chain of events have created other earths elsewhere, inhabited by creatures like us?moreless
  • Asteroids

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 8/22/12

    "From icy worlds with more fresh water than Earth to flying mountains of pure metal, asteroids shaped our past and promise much for the future. Could these enigmatic space rocks hold the key to how life in the Universe arises and is extinguished?moreless
  • Comets

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 8/15/12

    We follow the odyssey of a comet as it sails through space, watching every move as it evolves from a chunk of ice and rock into an active nucleus engulfed in a gaseous haze. What we learn is a revelation; comets are even more mysterious than we imagined.moreless
  • Extreme Orbits

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 8/8/12

    The only reason life on Earth is possible is because of our stable orbit around the Sun. Elsewhere in the Universe, orbits are chaotic, violent and destructive. On the largest scale, orbits are a creative force and construct the fabric of the Universe.moreless
  • Megaflares

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 8/1/12

    The Universe is a magnetic minefield. The Sun spits out flares capable of battering life on Earth. But out there in space lie the true magnetic monsters. As we uncover dangerous megaflares in the cosmos, the question is, will we end up in the firing line?moreless
  • Planets from Hell

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 7/25/12

    Over the last twenty years we have discovered an extraordinary zoo of planetary nightmares outside our own solar system, all of them truly wild worlds, a collection of monsters. Now we must face the question: Is every planet out there a planet from hell?moreless
  • Megastorms

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 7/18/12

    On Earth, violent and destructive storms create new opportunities for life. In our quest to discover if we are alone in the universe, we shouldn't just look for worlds, we should look for weather. Find chaotic weather and maybe we will find alien life.moreless
  • Volcanoes

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 7/11/12

    Scientists are discovering volcanoes on worlds we once thought dead. From our nearest planetary neighbour to tiny moons billions of miles away, today we are discovering volcanoes on alien worlds. Are these worlds where, tomorrow, we might find life?moreless
  • Moons

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 5/24/10

    Moons from the television show How the Universe Works is an episode that delves into the science behind the moons in the solar system. Astronomers lecture about the history of the Earth's moon and give information about other planets and their moons as well. The audience will learn about moon's orbits, their sizes and their atmospheres from this educational episode.moreless
  • Solar Systems

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 5/24/10

    See how an actual solar system is born. Witness how the earth's solar system was created and see some of the 280 solar systems that have been identified. This episode shows the theory behind why our solar system and its planets were arranged the way they are and looks beyond other solar systems in the vast universe.

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  • Planets

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 5/17/10

    Planets is an episode from season one of the hit Discovery Channel series How the Universe Works in which Michio Kaku explains the difference between terrestrial planets and gas giants. How are planets formed? Are the planets in our Solar System similar to those found elsewhere? Watch How the Universe Works and hear the amazing answer.moreless
  • Supernovas

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 5/17/10

    Supernovas is an episode of the popular Discovery Channel series How the Universe Works in which the notable theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku discusses the theory of how the heavier elements arrived on Earth and whether supernovas may have larger cousins. Are there hypernovas, and if so, how much energy do they contain?

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  • Stars

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 5/10/10

    Stars is the fourth episode from season one of How the Universe Works is a look into a how stars form and how they affect our world. This episode is narrated by Mike Rowe, and gives the audience a look into the science behind the stars that we see in the clear night sky.

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  • Alien Galaxies

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 5/10/10

    Alien Galaxies is an episode from the first season of the Discovery Channel series How the Universe Works in which a group of scientists discusses the formation of galaxies and how they might eventually come to an end. What are the implications for the Milky Way and our home planet? The answer might shock you.

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  • Black Holes

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 5/2/10

    Black Holes is an episode from season one of the Discovery Channel show How the Universe Works in which a group of scientists discusses the nature of black holes and what role they may have played in the creation of the universe. Do black holes function as time machines? What happens to matter that falls into a black hole? Watch How the Universe Works and discover the answers for yourself.moreless
  • Big Bang

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 4/25/10

    Big Bang is an episode of the popular Discovery Channel series How the Universe Works. The big bang still remains the greatest mystery of all time. Professor Michio Kaku, Professor Lawrence Krauss, Professor Stephen Hawking, Professor Carlos Frenk, Professor Janna Levin, Dr. Monica Dunford and Professor David Spergel, discuss various theories of before, during and after the Big Bang itself with all the technology man has built to understand this phenomena.

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