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How the Universe Works

Season 8 2020
TV-PG

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  • 2020-01-03T02:00:00Z on Science
  • 42m
  • 6h 18m (9 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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10 episodes

Season Premiere

2020-01-03T02:00:00Z

8x01 Asteroid Apocalypse: The New Threat

8x01 Asteroid Apocalypse: The New Threat

  • Season Premiere

    2020-01-03T02:00:00Z42m

If a massive asteroid collides with earth, it could end life on our planet as we know it; new discoveries and cutting-edge tech reveal just how close we are to apocalypse and what it would take for the world's leading space agencies to stop it.

2020-01-10T02:00:00Z

8x02 NASA's Journey to Mars

8x02 NASA's Journey to Mars

  • 2020-01-10T02:00:00Z42m

NASA is on a mission to send humans to Mars within just 15 years, but to reach this next frontier of space exploration, experts must discover new technology and cutting-edge science that protects astronauts from the Red Planet's deadliest killers.

2020-01-17T02:00:00Z

8x03 Hunt for Alien Evidence

8x03 Hunt for Alien Evidence

  • 2020-01-17T02:00:00Z42m

The discovery of extraterrestrial life might face an impossible challenge: the physics of the universe itself; but using cutting-edge tech, experts might be on the verge of a groundbreaking find -- and the evidence could already be in hand.

2020-01-24T02:00:00Z

8x04 Death of the Last Stars

8x04 Death of the Last Stars

  • 2020-01-24T02:00:00Z42m

Our universe's stars are dying off faster than new ones are born, and using the latest technology, experts investigate the secrets of the last stars of the cosmos and what this stellar apocalypse means for life on earth.

2020-01-31T02:00:00Z

8x05 Secrets of Time Travel

8x05 Secrets of Time Travel

  • 2020-01-31T02:00:00Z42m

Time travel might be more possible than we ever imagined, and today, cutting-edge technology and the latest research into black holes and wormholes is helping experts get steps closer to discovering how to travel through time.

2020-02-07T02:00:00Z

8x06 When NASA Met Jupiter

8x06 When NASA Met Jupiter

  • 2020-02-07T02:00:00Z42m

NASA's Juno spacecraft is part of a cutting-edge mission to explore the mysteries of Jupiter, and as this mighty probe is pummeled with deadly radiation, it gathers new data that could change everything we know about the solar system's biggest planet.

2020-02-14T02:00:00Z

8x07 Edge of the Universe

8x07 Edge of the Universe

  • 2020-02-14T02:00:00Z42m

We don't yet know where the edge of the universe is or what happens there; but thanks to cutting-edge technology and new discoveries, experts might finally reveal the secrets of the phenomena that can be found in deepest reaches of the cosmos.

2020-02-21T02:00:00Z

8x08 Monsters of the Milky Way

The center of the Milky Way is home to strange and deadly phenomena that we don't yet understand, but using the latest science, experts are revealing how the supermassive black hole our galaxy's core shapes life on Earth.

2020-02-28T02:00:00Z

8x09 Earth's Death Orbit

8x09 Earth's Death Orbit

  • 2020-02-28T02:00:00Z42m

Earth's journey through the universe is a perilous one, and new discoveries reveal that our planet is heading toward a mysterious area of the cosmos that could eject us out of the Milky Way and into oblivion.

Earth is spinning on a tilted axis as it orbits around the Sun. Experts and scientists explain how the planet journeys through the Milky Way.

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