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How the Universe Works

(a Titles & Air Dates Guide)

Last updated: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 -1:00
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Examination of the universe's mechanisms, structures and phenomena.
Show Details:
Start date: Apr 2010
End date: ___ ____
Status: current show
Network(s): Discovery Channel (US) / Science (US)
Run time: 60 min
Episodes: 52+ eps
Genre(s): Miscellaneous
Credits:
Episode list & details from:  TVmaze •  TV.com
Episode # Original
Air Date
Titles
 
Season 1
 
1.1-1 25 Apr 10Big Bang
2.1-2 02 May 10Black Holes
3.1-3 10 May 10Galaxies (aka Alien Galaxies)
4.1-4 10 May 10Extreme Stars
5.1-5 17 May 10Supernovas
6.1-6 17 May 10Planets (aka Extreme Planets)
7.1-7 24 May 10Solar Systems
8.1-8 24 May 10Moons (aka Alien Moons)
 
Season 2
 
9.2-1 11 Jul 12Volcanoes - The Furnaces of Life
10.2-2 18 Jul 12Megastorms - The Winds of Creation
11.2-3 25 Jul 12Exoplanets - Planets from Hell
12.2-4 01 Aug 12Megaflares - Cosmic Firestorms
13.2-5 08 Aug 12Extreme Orbits - Clockwork and Creation
14.2-6 15 Aug 12Comets - Frozen Wanderers
15.2-7 22 Aug 12Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were
16.2-8 29 Aug 12Birth of the Earth
 
Season 3
 
17.3-1 09 Jul 14Journey from the Center of the Sun
18.3-2 16 Jul 14The End of the Universe
19.3-3 23 Jul 14Jupiter: Destroyer or Savior?
20.3-4 30 Jul 14First Second of the Big Bang
21.3-5 06 Aug 14Is Saturn Alive?
22.3-6 13 Aug 14Weapons of Mass Extinction
23.3-7 20 Aug 14Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way?
24.3-8 27 Aug 14Our Voyage to the Stars (aka Starman)
25.3-9 03 Sep 14The Search for a Second Earth
 
Season 4
 
26.4-1 14 Jul 15How the Universe Built Your Car
27.4-2 21 Jul 15Earth: Venus's Evil Twin
28.4-3 28 Jul 15Monster Black Hole
29.4-4 04 Aug 15Edge of the Solar System
30.4-5 11 Aug 15Dawn of Life
31.4-6 18 Aug 15Secret History of the Moon
32.4-7 25 Aug 15The First Oceans
33.4-8 01 Sep 15Forces of Mass Construction (aka Magnetism)
 
Season 5
 
34.5-1 29 Nov 16Mystery of Planet 9
35.5-2 06 Dec 16Black Holes: The Secret Origin
36.5-3 03 Jan 17Secret History of Pluto
37.5-4 10 Jan 17Stars That Kill
38.5-5 17 Jan 17The Universe's Deadliest
39.5-6 24 Jan 17Life and Death on the Red Planet
40.5-7 31 Jan 17The Dark Matter Enigma
41.5-8 07 Feb 17Strangest Alien Worlds
 
Season 6
 
42.6-1 09 Jan 18Are Black Holes Real? (62 min)
43.6-2 16 Jan 18Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries (62 min)
44.6-3 23 Jan 18Dark History of the Solar System (62 min)
45.6-4 30 Jan 18Death of the Milky Way (62 min)
46.6-5 06 Feb 18Uranus & Neptune: Rise of the Ice Giants (62 min)
47.6-6 13 Feb 18Secret History of Mercury (62 min)
48.6-7 20 Feb 18The Quasar Enigma (62 min)
49.6-8 27 Feb 18Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets
50.6-9 06 Mar 18War on Asteroids
51.6-1013 Mar 18Mystery of Spacetime (62 min)
 
Season 7
 
52.7-1 08 Jan 19Nightmares of Neutron Stars
53.7-2 15 Jan 19When Supernovas Strike
54.7-3 22 Jan 19The Interstellar Mysteries
55.7-4 29 Jan 19How Black Holes Made Us
56.7-5 05 Feb 19Secret World of Nebulas
57.7-6 12 Feb 19Did the Big Bang Really Happen?
58.7-7 19 Feb 19Battle of the Dark Universe
59.7-8 26 Feb 19Hunt for Alien Life
60.7-9 05 Mar 19Finding the New Earth
61.7-1012 Mar 19Cassini's Final Secrets
 
Season 8
 
62.8-1 02 Jan 20Asteroid Apocalypse: The New Threat (120 min)
63.8-2 09 Jan 20NASA's Journey to Mars
64.8-3 16 Jan 20Hunt for Alien Evidence
65.8-4 23 Jan 20Death of the Last Stars
66.8-5 30 Jan 20Secrets of Time Travel
67.8-6 06 Feb 20When NASA Met Jupiter
68.8-7 13 Feb 20Edge of the Universe
69.8-8 20 Feb 20Monsters of the Milky Way
70.8-9 27 Feb 20Earth's Death Orbit
 
Specials
 
S05.5-0 22 Nov 16Most Amazing Discoveries (61 min)
S06.6-0 08 Jan 18Secrets of Pluto and Beyond (124 min)
S06.6-0 15 Jan 18Black Holes: The Dark Secrets (124 min)
S06.6-0 22 Jan 18Curse of the Hell Stars (124 min)
S06.6-0 29 Jan 18Solar System's Greatest Mysteries (124 min)
S06.6-0 05 Feb 18Secret History of the Milky Way (124 min)
S06.6-0 12 Feb 18Journey to Frozen Worlds (124 min)
S06.6-0 19 Feb 18Expedition to the Hell Planets (124 min)
S06.6-0 26 Feb 18When the Universe Kills (124 min)
S06.6-0 05 Mar 18Secrets of Alien Worlds (124 min)
S06.6-0 12 Mar 18Asteroids: The Deadly Secrets (124 min)
S06.6-0 05 Nov 18Alien Hell Worlds (120 min)
S06.6-0 19 Nov 18Black Holes: The Dark Mysteries (180 min)
S07.7-0 11 Feb 19When Stars Die (120 min)
S07.7-0 28 Jan 19Mysteries of the Invisible (120 min)
S07.7-0 18 Feb 19Big Bang: the Dark Mysteries (120 min)
S07.7-0 14 Jan 19Secrets of the Death Stars (120 min)
S07.7-0 25 Feb 19Dark Universe: the Deadly Mystery (120 min)
S07.7-0 04 Mar 19Alien Life: the Secret Evidence (180 min)
S07.7-0 04 Feb 19Black Holes from Hell (180 min)
S07.7-0 11 Mar 19Journey to a New Earth (180 min)
S07.7-0 18 Mar 19Saturn's Darkest Secrets (180 min)
S07.7-0 25 Mar 19Dark Secrets of Alien Suns (180 min)
S07.7-0 01 Apr 19Pluto's Darkest Secrets (180 min)
S07.7-0 08 Apr 19Hunting Aliens (180 min)
S07.7-0 10 Apr 19Black Holes Revealed (120 min)
S07.7-0 15 Apr 19Mysteries of the Moon (120 min)
 
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NOTES
These 2-hr specials simply repackage earlier episodes:
Secrets of Pluto and Beyond = 5-03 "Secret History of Pluto" + 5-01 "Mystery of Planet 9"
Black Holes: The Dark Secrets = 6-01 "Are Black Holes Real?" + 5-02 "Black Holes: The Secret Origin"
Curse of the Hell Stars = 6-02 "Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries" + 5-04 "Stars That Kill"
Solar System's Greatest Mysteries = 6-03 "Dark History Of The Solar System" + 4-04 "Edge of the Solar System"
Secret History of the Milky Way = 6-04 "Death of the Milky Way" + 3-07 "Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way?"
Journey to Frozen Worlds = 6-05 "Uranus & Neptune: Rise of the Ice Giants" + 5-03 "Secret History of Pluto"
Expedition to the Hell Planets = 6-06 "Secret History of Mercury" + 4-02 "Earth, Venus's Evil Twin"
When the Universe Kills = 6-07 "The Quasar Enigma" + 5-05 "The Universe's Deadliest"
Secrets of Alien Worlds = 6-08 "Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets" + 5-08 "Strangest Alien Worlds"
Asteroids: The Deadly Secrets = 6-09 "War on Asteroids" + 2-07 "Worlds That Never Were"
Secrets of the Death Stars = 7-01 "Nightmares of Neutron Stars" + 5-04 "Stars That Kill"