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How the Universe Works

Season 7 2019

  • 2019-01-09T02:00:00Z on Discovery
  • 40 mins
  • 4 hours, 12 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

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.

6 episodes

7x01 Nightmares of Neutron Stars

  • Season Premiere

    2019-01-09T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

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.

7x02 When Supernovas Strike

  • 2019-01-16T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

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.

7x03 The Interstellar Mysteries

  • 2019-01-23T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

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.

7x04 How Black Holes Made Us

  • 2019-01-30T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

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.

7x05 Secret World of Nebulas

  • 2019-02-06T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

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.

7x06 Did the Big Bang Really Happen?

  • 2019-02-13T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

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.