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How the Universe Works Season 4 Episodes

8 Episodes 2015 - 2015

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

Episode 1

How the Universe Built Your Car

Tue, Jul 14, 2015 45 mins

Beneath the hood of your car lies the history of the universe. The iron in your chassis, the gold in your stereo and the copper in your electronics owe their existence to violent cosmic events that took place billions of years ago.

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Episode 2

Earth: Venus's Evil Twin

Tue, Jul 21, 2015 45 mins

There is a hellish planet in our solar system, covered in thick dense clouds and roasted by colossal temperatures. Incredibly this is a vision of Earth's future. It's Earth's twin, Venus.

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Episode 3

Monster Black Hole

Tue, Jul 28, 2015 45 mins

An examination of the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Included: parallel universes; wormholes; and space-time.

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Episode 4

Edge of the Solar System

Tue, Aug 4, 2015 45 mins

Giant magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide, bizarre invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits. All this and more could be inside our cosmic backyard, and effecting our lives on Earth.

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Episode 5

Dawn of Life

Tue, Aug 11, 2015 45 mins

We're on the verge of uncovering the how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate. Did we come from strange volcanic hatcheries deep under the sea? Or did life on Earth come from another planet?

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Episode 6

Secret History of the Moon

Tue, Aug 18, 2015 45 mins

Our Moon is stranger than you think, and we reveal its incredible secrets. Can we thank the Moon for life on Earth? What explains the mysterious tunnels beneath its surface? Is a lunar base the key to humanity's future in space?

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Episode 7

The First Oceans

Tue, Aug 25, 2015 45 mins

Where did the Earth's oceans come from? For years, scientists suspected they came from molecules delivered to Earth from distant stars by asteroids, but an exciting new discovery suggests that its true origins are be more exotic than anyone imagined.

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Episode 8

Forces of Mass Construction

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 45 mins

There's a mysterious force you can't see or touch, but it affects everything in the universe. Magnetism has shaped our cosmos, and without it, Creation would simply disintegrate. We follow scientists trying to understand how this strange force works.

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