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This documentary series uses computer-generated imagery to take a look at the mysterious inner workings of space, the universe, and everything. The series aired on the Discovery Channel in 2010, and narrators for the series included Mike Rowe and Erik Todd Dellums. How the Universe Works is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (81 episodes). The series first aired on April 25, 2010. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.9.

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Tuesday 7:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
8 Seasons, 81 Episodes
April 25, 2010
Documentary & Biography
8.9/10
Cast: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe, Hakeem Oluseyi
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How the Universe Works Full Episode Guide

  • 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 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • New discoveries and cutting-edge tech reveal just how close we are to interstellar apocalypse and what it would take for the world's leading space agencies to stop it.

  • For twenty years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed the strange secrets of Saturn until it vaporized in its atmosphere in a blaze of glory. But today its legacy lives on, as fresh data from the probe helps scientists make brand-new discoveries.

  • New discoveries have revealed thousands of exoplanets beyond our solar system, and some resemble earth enough that one could be a new home for humanity. But even with cutting-edge technology, finding the perfect one is the scientific challenge of the age.

  • The latest discoveries suggest that we might be on the verge of discovering life beyond our planet, and scientists are investigating if earth's life began elsewhere in the universe, and whether we need to evolve to know for sure.

  • Dark matter and dark energy are locked in an epic battle for control of the cosmos, and the winner with determine the fate of the universe.

  • Astronomers examine new discoveries regarding the Big Bang theory.

  • 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.

  • Black holes aren't the violent monsters we think they are, and new discoveries reveal that they might have been essential to creating stars, giving light, and building the universe itself.

  • 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.

  • 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.