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How the Universe Works

Season 4 2015
TV-PG

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  • 2015-07-15T03:00:00Z on Science
  • 42 mins
  • 5 hours, 48 mins (8 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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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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8 episodes

4x01 How the Universe Built Your Car

  • Season Premiere

    2015-07-15T03:00:00Z — 44 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 all owe their existence to violent cosmic events that took place billions of years ago.

4x02 Earth, Venus's Evil Twin

  • 2015-07-22T03:00:00Z — 44 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. To understand how our world will be destroyed we need to look at Earth's evil twin Venus.

4x03 Monster Black Hole

  • 2015-07-29T03:00:00Z — 44 mins

A look inside the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way to discover terrifying secrets about parallel universes, wormholes, and space-time.

4x04 Edge of the Solar System

  • 2015-08-05T03:00:00Z — 43 mins

Huge magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide; strange invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits.

4x05 Dawn of Life

  • 2015-08-12T03:00:00Z — 43 mins

Discovering how life on Earth came to be; the possibility that life on Earth come from another planet.

4x06 Secret History of the Moon

  • 2015-08-19T03:00:00Z — 43 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?

4x07 The First Oceans

  • 2015-08-26T03:00:00Z — 44 mins

For years, scientists suspected that the oceans came from molecules delivered to Earth from distant stars by asteroids, but a new discovery suggests that their true origins may be more exotic.

4x08 Forces of Mass Construction

  • 2015-09-02T03:00:00Z — 43 mins

Scientists attempt to understand how this strange force of magnetism works.

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