How the Universe Works is the greatest story ever told, the creation of everything us. The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today. Add to my shows

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Mystery of Spacetime 06x10
Spacetime is the secret structure that controls our universe, and this strange four-dimensional substance controls time, light, and energy; it will also determine how our universe will end.
War on Asteroids 06x09
Scientists are using cutting-edge technology to stop an asteroid apocalypse, and for the first time, mankind is closer than ever to keeping Earth safe from these killer space rocks.
Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets 06x08
Our solar system is home to hundreds of strange, tiny worlds called dwarf planets, and new discoveries reveal the secrets of these mysterious places.
The Quasar Enigma 06x07
Quasars are the brightest and most powerful objects in the universe, and though they have shaped the cosmos, they might ultimately destroy everything that exists.
Secret History of Mercury 06x06
Mercury is a deadly world, facing attacks from the Sun, comets, and other planets; even though it's the smallest planet in the solar system, Mercury has a dangerous secret that may one day threaten life on Earth.
Uranus & Neptune: Rise of the Ice Giants 06x05
Uranus and Neptune are mysterious, icy worlds at the edge of the solar system; new discoveries reveal that these strange planets may have helped start life on Earth.
Death of the Milky Way 06x04
Experts utilize the latest science and discoveries to investigate the cause of the Milky Way galaxy's gradual death.
Dark History of the Solar System 06x03
Our solar system hides a dark and violent past, and new discoveries reveal that Earth and the planets were formed from the destruction of strange alien worlds that came before us.
Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries 06x02
Planets that orbit two suns instead of one might be deadly hell worlds, but new discoveries reveal that sci-fi star systems with binary stars might be optimal places for alien life.
Are Black Holes Real? 06x01
New discoveries are challenging everything we know about black holes -- astronomers are beginning to question if they even exist. The latest science tries to explain how they work & what they look like, despite the fact we've never actually seen one.

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