How the Universe Works Season 1

Season 1

How the Universe Works Season 1

First Air Date: April 25, 2010

First Aired on    :   2010
Episodes    :   8 episodes



Episodes

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1x08 Moons (May 24, 2010)


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.


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1x07 Solar Systems (May 24, 2010)


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.


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1x06 Planets (May 17, 2010)


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.


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1x05 Supernovas (May 17, 2010)


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.


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1x04 Stars (May 10, 2010)


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


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1x03 Galaxies (May 10, 2010)


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


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1x02 Black Holes (May 02, 2010)


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.


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1x01 Big Bang (April 25, 2010)


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.




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