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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Journey From the Center of the Sun

Episode 1

How does light escape from the sun? We take a... Read more

The End of the Universe

Episode 2

How and when will the Universe end? Gravity and dark... Read more

Jupiter: Destroyer or Savior?

Episode 3

Beneath Jupiter's clouds lie our solar system's deepest secrets: from... Read more

First Second of the Big Bang

Episode 4

The first second of the Universe, the creation of everything... Read more

Is Saturn Alive?

Episode 5

Saturn’s secrets are out. The ferocious weather, the evolving ring... Read more

Weapons of Mass Extinction

Episode 6

Asteroids strike, planets collide, black holes blast out death rays,... Read more

Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way?

Episode 7

What built the Milky Way? New research might now have... Read more

Our Voyage to the Stars

Episode 8

One day, a cosmic disaster will make life on Earth... Read more

The Search for a Second Earth

Episode 9

Is there another Earth out there with liquid oceans, rocky... Read more

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