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How the Universe Works Season 6 Episodes

10 Episodes 2018 - 2018

Episode 1

Are Black Holes Real?

Tue, Jan 9, 2018 45 mins

New discoveries are challenging everything known 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 they've never actually been seen.

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Episode 2

Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries

Tue, Jan 16, 2018 45 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Dark History of the Solar System

Tue, Jan 23, 2018 45 mins

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.

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Episode 4

Death of the Milky Way

Tue, Jan 30, 2018 60 mins

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

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Episode 5

Uranus & Neptune: Rise of the Ice Giants

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 45 mins

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.

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Episode 6

Secret History of Mercury

Tue, Feb 13, 2018 45 mins

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.

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Episode 7

The Quasar Engima

Mon, Feb 5, 2018 45 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets

Tue, Feb 27, 2018 45 mins

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

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Episode 9

War on Asteroids

Tue, Mar 6, 2018 45 mins

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.

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Episode 10

Mystery of Spacetime

Tue, Mar 13, 2018 45 mins

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.

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