How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works



First Aired

Apr 25, 2010


How the Universe Works


Network: Discovery

Status: Returning Series


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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Volcanoes - The Furnaces of Life

Episode 1

Scientists are discovering volcanoes on worlds we once thought dead.... Read more

The Winds of Creation

Episode 2

Destructive weather forces are symptoms of Earth's creative energy. In... Read more

Planets from Hell

Episode 3

Over the last twenty years we have discovered an extraordinary... Read more

Megaflares - Cosmic Firestorms

Episode 4

The Universe is a magnetic minefield. Spinning star systems crackle... Read more

Extreme Orbits - Clockwork and Creation

Episode 5

We owe our existence to the stability of earth's orbit.... Read more

Comets - Frozen Wanderers

Episode 6

We follow the odyssey of a comet as it sails... Read more

Asteroids - Worlds that Never Were

Episode 7

From icy worlds with more fresh water than Earth to... Read more

Birth of the Earth

Episode 8

The Earth was formed by a series of cataclysms without... Read more

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