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How the Universe Works(TV show/series, 2010-)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Genre: Documentary

Documentation in 7 seasons with 71 episodes

How the Universe WorksRating: 4.2/5 (with 25 votes)
How the Universe Works is a documentary science television series that originally aired on the Discovery Channel in 2010. The first, fourth, fifth and sixth seasons were narrated by Mike Rowe and the second and third by Erik Todd Dellums. The first season, broadcast from April 25 to May 24, 2010, was released on Blu-ray on February 28, 2012. Since its second season, consisting of eight episodes broadcast between July 11 and August 29, 2012, the show has aired on The Science Channel. The third season aired between July 9 and September 3, 2014. The fourth season premiered on July 14, 2015, as part of the Science Channel's "Space Week," in honor of New Horizons′ flyby of Pluto that day; the season ran through September 1, 2015. The show′s fifth season aired from November 22, 2016, through February 7, 2017. The sixth season premiered on January 9, 2018 and ran through March 13, 2018. The seventh season premiered on January 8, 2019 and is currently still airing. ()
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About How the Universe Works

A users' guide to the cosmos, from the Big Bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons: where did it all come from and how does it all fit together? A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.


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Death of The Universe | How the Universe Works(Trailer, 1:59)

How the Universe Works Seasons and Episodes

01/08/2019Season 7 - 19 episodes
#1 | 01/08/2019Nightmares of Neutron Stars
Neutron stars are strange and violent phenomena that defy the laws of physics, and new discoveries reveal that these bizarre nightmares are far more deadly than we ever thought, with the power to destroy planets and even other stars.
#2 | 01/15/2019When Supernovas Strike
Supernovas are the violent death of giant stars, and new discoveries reveal that these cataclysmic events create the elements that are essential to all life in the universe.
#3 | 01/22/2019The Interstellar Mysteries
Interstellar space is the space between the universe's stars and new discoveries reveal that it's not empty and unremarkable as previously thought, but filled with weird objects and strange phenomena that might hold the darkest secrets of our cosmos.
#4 | 01/29/2019How Black Holes Made Us
Black holes are not the violent monsters people think they are, and new discoveries reveal that they might have been essential to creating stars, giving light, and building the universe itself.
#5 | 02/06/2019Secret World of Nebulas
Nebulas are the strange structures of cosmic gas and dust where stars are born and die, and new discoveries reveal the secrets of these mysterious places.
#6 | 02/13/2019Did the Big Bang Really Happen?
New discoveries are causing astronomers to question if the Big Bang really happened, and using the latest science, they investigate if it wasn't just the start of our universe but many mysterious multiverses.
#7 | 02/20/2019Battle of the Dark Universe
Dark matter and dark energy are locked in an epic battle for control of the cosmos, and the winner will determine the fate of the universe. New discoveries might reveal which force will emerge victorious.
#8 | 02/27/2019Hunt for Alien Life
The latest discoveries suggest life beyond this planet; scientists investigate if earth's life began elsewhere in the universe, and whether humans need to evolve to know for sure.
#9 | 03/07/2019Finding the New Earth
New discoveries have revealed thousands of exoplanets beyond our solar system. Some resemble earth enough that one could be a new home for humanity. Even with cutting-edge technology, finding the perfect one is the scientific challenge of the age.
#10 | 03/13/2019Cassini's Final Secrets
For twenty years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed the strange secrets of Saturn until it vaporized in its atmosphere in a blaze of glory. But today its legacy lives on, as fresh data from the probe helps scientists make brand-new discoveries.
#11 | 03/18/2019Saturn's Darkest Secrets
DescriptionNew discoveries reveal just how strange Saturn, its rings and its moons are, and using the latest science from cutting-edge NASA missions, experts are steps closer to understanding this mysterious alien world.
#13 | 03/25/2019Dark Secrets of Alien Suns
DescriptionStrange alien stars are rewriting everything about the known universe; new discoveries and cutting-edge technology help experts uncover the dark secrets of these hell suns.
#14 | 04/01/2019Pluto's Darkest Secrets
DescriptionNew discoveries reveal just how strange Pluto and similar dwarf planets are, and using the latest science from cutting-edge NASA missions, experts are steps closer to understanding this mysterious alien world.
#15 | 04/15/2019DescriptionNew discoveries reveal our moon's most mysterious secrets, and using cutting-edge technol
DescriptionNew discoveries reveal our moon's most mysterious secrets, and using cutting-edge technology, experts investigate the dark truth behind its strange and alien features.
#16 | 04/15/2019Mysteries of the Moon - Part 2
#17 | 04/22/2019Universe's Greatest Mysteries
DescriptionNew discoveries are revealing the answers to the universe's greatest mysteries, but even today, there are strange phenomena that remain unexplained; experts use cutting-edge methods to get to the bottom of these dark secrets.
#18 | 04/29/2019Life and Death of Stars
DescriptionNew discoveries reveal the mysterious birth of stars and their violent deaths.
#19 | 05/06/2019Secrets of the Giants
DescriptionNew discoveries on the inner workings of the universe's biggest planets are revealing the dark secrets that have stumped experts for decades.
#20 | 05/13/2019Dark Side of the Big Bang
DescriptionNew discoveries reveal the dark secrets and unsolved mysteries behind the Big Bang Theory.
01/09/2018Season 6 - 10 episodes
11/22/2016Season 5 - 9 episodes
07/14/2015Season 4 - 8 episodes
07/08/2014Season 3 - 9 episodes
07/11/2012Season 2 - 8 episodes
04/25/2010Season 1 - 8 episodes

Additional Information

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 10 languages: Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), Hungarian (HU), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 04/25/2010
Latest episode released on: 05/13/2019
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Så fungerar universum"

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