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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Secret History of Mercury 06x06
wednesday
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
07.02.2018
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
31.01.2018
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
24.01.2018
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
17.01.2018
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
10.01.2018
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.
 
Strangest Alien Worlds 05x08
08.02.2017
Discoveries of new planets have revealed countless worlds much stranger than Earth. Some of these strange worlds don't have stars, others are made out of diamonds. Will we ever find a planet like Earth, or are these distant worlds stranger than fiction?
 
The Dark Matter Enigma 05x07
01.02.2017
Dark matter is the biggest mystery of the cosmos. Scientists know that it has been vital to our universe since its birth, and new discoveries reveal that it could create black holes, cause mass extinctions, and might even shape life on Earth itself.
 
Life and Death on the Red Planet 05x06
25.01.2017
Life once existed on Mars, but a series of devastating mass extinctions have made present-day life nearly impossible. The latest science shows how Martian life keeps bouncing back as it transforms from a watery world like Earth into a desert planet.
 
The Universe's Deadliest 05x05
18.01.2017
The universe is a dangerous place, explore the deadliest spots in the cosmos; between earth and the edge of the universe, there are a million ways to die, and our crash test dummy is on a mission to reveal the worst.

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