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How the Universe Works Season 3 Episodes

9 Episodes 2014 - 2014

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

Episode 1

Journey from the Center of the Sun

Wed, Jul 9, 2014 45 mins

How does light escape from the sun? Take a journey from the center of the sun. We witness its fiery birth from in the core, its 430,000 mile battle against gravity and magnetism, and its escape from the solar surface.

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Episode 2

The End of the Universe

Wed, Jul 16, 2014 45 mins

The universe's end is predicted.

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Episode 3

Jupiter: Destroyer or Savior?

Wed, Jul 23, 2014 45 mins

A look at Jupiter.

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Episode 4

First Second of the Big Bang

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 45 mins

The first second of the Universe, the creation of everything when space, time, matter and energy burst into existence. It is the most important second in history, which seals the Universe's fate and defines everything that comes after - including us.

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Episode 5

Is Saturn Alive?

Wed, Aug 6, 2014 45 mins

Saturn's secrets are out: the ferocious weather, the evolving ring system and the discovery of active geology on Saturn's moons. Scientists are looking for life on Saturn's moons -- and they may have found it on Titan.

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Episode 6

Weapons of Mass Extinction

Wed, Aug 13, 2014 45 mins

Asteroids strike, planets collide, black holes blast out death rays, and volcanoes erupt. These are the universe's weapons of extinction. They've happened before, wiping out entire species, and they will happen again.

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Episode 7

Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way?

Wed, Aug 20, 2014 45 mins

The origins of the Milky Way galaxy are explored.

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Episode 8

Our Voyage to the Stars

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 45 mins

Potential homes for humans in space are investigated.

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Episode 9

The Search for a Second Earth

Wed, Sep 3, 2014 45 mins

Astronomers examine the possibility of another Earth-like planet.

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