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How the Universe Works

How the Universe Works

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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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The 10 Best Episodes of How the Universe Works

How the Universe Works - S9E1

#1 - Journey to a Black Hole (Season 9 - Episode 1)

Journey to the heart of the M87 supermassive black hole, the first and only black hole ever photographed, and explore the mystery of how it grew so large, what lies inside, and how it controls the entire galaxy.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 37 votes.

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How the Universe Works - S1E6

#2 - Planets (Season 1 - Episode 6)

There are just eight planets in our solar system, but there could be a hundred billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone. This show follows the journey of planets as they grow from grains of dust to the magnificently diverse worlds we see today.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 145 votes.

How the Universe Works - S7E6

#3 - Did the Big Bang Really Happen? (Season 7 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 55 votes.

How the Universe Works - S10E3

#4 - Hunt for Dark Matter (Season 10 - Episode 3)

Physicists attempt to determine if Dark Matter could actually exist.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 28 votes.

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How the Universe Works - S1E2

#5 - Black Holes (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Black Holes,the most powerful destroyers in the Universe, the most mysterious phenomena in the heavens. For years they were only speculation, now modern astronomy is proving them frighteningly real and showing that they may well shape everything we see.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 246 votes.

How the Universe Works - S1E1

#6 - Big Bang (Season 1 - Episode 1)

The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a minuscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 347 votes.

How the Universe Works - S1E4

#7 - Stars (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Examining the birth of stars, and how their creation changed the cosmos for ever, leading to planets and life itself.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 197 votes.

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How the Universe Works - S7E2

#8 - When Supernovas Strike (Season 7 - Episode 2)

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.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 66 votes.

How the Universe Works - S1E5

#9 - Supernovas (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Stars are not eternal; they are dying in unimaginably large explosions called supernovas. Second only to the Big Bang, these explosions are where creation and destruction meet. Only now have we begun to understand how these wonders in our sky work.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 162 votes.

How the Universe Works - S1E3

#10 - Galaxies (Season 1 - Episode 3)

The evolution of galaxies, from clouds of cold gas floating in space 13 billion years ago, to the vast gravitationally bound systems of today.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 221 votes.

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How the Universe Works - S7E3
#11 - The Interstellar Mysteries
8.00
Season 7 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated from 56 votes.
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How the Universe Works - S8E9
#12 - Earth's Death Orbit
7.98
Season 8 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated from 41 votes.
How the Universe Works - S8E6
#13 - When NASA Met Jupiter
7.97
Season 8 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated from 36 votes.
How the Universe Works - S9E5
#14 - Curse of the White Dwarf
7.97
Season 9 - Episode 5

Dead stars called white dwarfs may be the key to understanding the cosmos.

The episode was rated from 36 votes.
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How the Universe Works - S1E7
#15 - Solar Systems
7.97
Season 1 - Episode 7

Is our solar system unique? Since the first discovery of a planet orbiting another star, some 280 alien solar systems have been identified. It's only by looking at solar systems far beyond our own, that we can understand how remarkable our universe is.

The episode was rated from 149 votes.
How the Universe Works - S7E7
#16 - Battle of the Dark Universe
7.93
Season 7 - Episode 7

Dark matter and dark energy are locked in an epic battle for control of the cosmos, and the winner will determine the fate of the universe. New discoveries might reveal which force will emerge victorious.

The episode was rated from 45 votes.
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#17 - Birth of the Earth
7.91
Season 2 - Episode 8

The Earth was formed by a series of cataclysms without which we would not exist. Could the same events have created other earth-like planets elsewhere in the Universe inhabited by creatures like us?

The episode was rated from 103 votes.
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How the Universe Works - S10E6
#18 - Voyager's Ultimate Mission
7.91
Season 10 - Episode 6

Experts explore the ultimate, ongoing mission of the Voyager spacecraft.

The episode was rated from 22 votes.
How the Universe Works - S1E8
#19 - Moons
7.89
Season 1 - Episode 8

Moons come in every possible shape and size. Home to incredible natural phenomena like gigantic geysers and colossal volcanoes, moons also offer perhaps the best chance of finding alien life in the Universe - and they probably exist in the billions.

The episode was rated from 136 votes.
How the Universe Works - S8E7
#20 - Edge of the Universe
7.89
Season 8 - Episode 7

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.

The episode was rated from 44 votes.
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Last updated: dec 06, 2022

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AWESOME

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extra episode :D :D :D

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Missing new episode ‘Killer Universe’, aired 9/19/21

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