How the Universe Works

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2021TV-PG
How is the universe put together? How was it built and how does it actually work? With a cast of experts and eye-popping CGI, we're looking under the celestial hood to tell the greatest story of all -- the story of where we and everything else came from.
Starring
Jessie ChristiansenPaul M SutterHakeem Oluseyi
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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    42min
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    A brand-new NASA mission to the Sun reveals cutting-edge discoveries about Earth’s star; as the Parker Solar Probe dives through the Sun’s atmosphere, what it finds challenges everything we know about this strange place.
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    April 14, 2021
    42min
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    42min
    TV-PG
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    White dwarfs are small, dead stars with a dangerous side, capable of exploding into supernovas and destroying planets; new research suggests these mysterious phenomena may be the key to understanding the universe itself.
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    April 28, 2021
    42min
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    Galaxies are locked in continual combat across the universe, and our own Milky Way will face its biggest opponent ever, the Andromeda Galaxy, in a titanic and deadly struggle that could create a new and unrecognizable super galaxy.
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    May 5, 2021
    42min
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    Our galaxy is full of stars ready to explode into supernovas, a stellar detonation powerful enough to destroy all life on Earth; it's an event that hasn't occurred in 400 years, and the search is on to locate which star may be next.
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    May 12, 2021
    42min
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    Neutrinos are the most mysterious particles in the universe, and they power some of the most explosive events in the cosmos; new discoveries reveal how these ghosts pass through objects undetected and why they could be the reason we exist.
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    42min
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    42min
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    Gravitational waves are helping scientists explore the cosmos in revolutionary, new ways, and the discoveries they make are revealing the universe's greatest mysteries.
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    June 2, 2021
    42min
    TV-PG
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    An explosion in the discovery of exoplanets is challenging everything we know about our universe; experts use cutting-edge astronomy to investigate these mysterious alien worlds and how they defy the laws of physics.

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Supporting actors
Mike RoweNina LanzaCarly HowettDan DurdaKevin WalshMichelle ThallerPhilip PlaitGibor BasriJames Bullock
Season year
2021
Network
discovery plus Natural Wonders
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Format
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Kate!Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best show
I love these documentaries, great to watch and very informative
Jesse spearsReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing Series
Love this series, it keeps up to date with most recent scientific findings and explains them very well!
Rick AllenReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great series if you watch from the beginning you see how are knowledge of the universe has evolved
Need to watch from beginning, even if you don't this will still make you marvel at the extent of the universe and how small we are
LeahReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Informative series, I love it!
Super interesting series, I hope there are going to be more seasons
Convivium1959Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
What's not to love?
Exploding stars, amazing graphics, smart and entertaining scientists, and yes, Mike Rowe. Dig in!
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