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How the Universe Works Season 1 Episodes

8 Episodes 2010 - 2010

Documentary series that examins the universe's mechanisms, structures and phenomena, featuring CGI and expert commentary.

Episode 1

Big Bang

Sun, Apr 25, 2010 45 mins

The birth of the universe is discussed.

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Episode 2

Black Holes

Sun, May 2, 2010 45 mins

This is the story of how stars were made by the universe and how they engineered everything else in that universe. They spawned further generations of stars, then planets, and eventually the building blocks of life.

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Episode 3


Mon, May 10, 2010 45 mins

Examining how galaxies form.

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Episode 4


Mon, May 10, 2010 45 mins

Is our solar system unique? Since the first discovery of a planet orbiting another star, some 280 alien solar systems have been identified. By looking at systems far beyond our own, we can understand how remarkable our universe is.

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Episode 5


Mon, May 17, 2010 45 mins

There are 8 planets in our solar system, but there could be a hundred billion planets in our galaxy alone. This show follows the journey of planets as they grow from grains of dust to the magnificently diverse worlds we see today.

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Episode 6


Mon, May 17, 2010 45 mins

A look at supernovas. Included: how stars die.

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Episode 7

Solar Systems

Mon, May 24, 2010 45 mins

Moons come in every possible shape and size. Home to incredible natural phenomena like gigantic geysers and colossal volcanoes, moons also offer perhaps the best chance of finding alien life in the universe.

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Episode 8


Mon, May 24, 2010 45 mins

Stars are not eternal; they die in unimaginably large explosions called supernovas. Second only to the Big Bang, these explosions are where creation and destruction meet. We have just begun to understand these wonders in our sky.

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