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How The Universe Works is back, exploring what makes life on earth possible. Look inside the birth of earth and if there could be similar planets elsewhere, the evolution of asteroids, how violent, chaotic, and destructive extreme orbits can be and much more.

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Description

How The Universe Works is back, exploring what makes life on earth possible. Look inside the birth of earth and if there could be similar planets elsewhere, the evolution of asteroids, how violent, chaotic, and destructive extreme orbits can be and much more.

    • Episode 1

    Volcanoes

    Three quarters of Venus' surface is lava plains; how has volcanic activity decimated the planet, and why can volcanoes create life on other planets like Earth?

    • 44 Minutes

    Three quarters of Venus' surface is lava plains; how has volcanic activity decimated the planet, and why can volcanoes create life on other planets like Earth?

    • 44 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Megastorms

    Across the universe planetary winds rage at six times the speed of sound and lightning stretches for thousands of miles. What drives galactic mega storms and do they create life?

    • 44 Minutes

    Across the universe planetary winds rage at six times the speed of sound and lightning stretches for thousands of miles. What drives galactic mega storms and do they create life?

    • 44 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Planets from Hell

    Throughout the cosmos extreme phenomenon create desolate worlds of brutal heat, fatal cold, and deadly irrigation. Is Earth the only habitable planet in a hostile universe?

    • 43 Minutes

    Throughout the cosmos extreme phenomenon create desolate worlds of brutal heat, fatal cold, and deadly irrigation. Is Earth the only habitable planet in a hostile universe?

    • 43 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Megaflares

    Galactic flame throwers fire gamma rays across the universe and the sun spits flares millions of miles high. But what sparks cosmic firestorms and do they threaten Earth?

    • 43 Minutes

    Galactic flame throwers fire gamma rays across the universe and the sun spits flares millions of miles high. But what sparks cosmic firestorms and do they threaten Earth?

    • 43 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Extreme Orbits

    Orbits drive the dynamics of the universe, collapsing dust clouds and colliding galaxies. How did orbits create life on Earth, and why have they destroyed other planets?

    • 43 Minutes

    Orbits drive the dynamics of the universe, collapsing dust clouds and colliding galaxies. How did orbits create life on Earth, and why have they destroyed other planets?

    • 43 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Comets

    Why are scientists looking for a correlation between amino acids on comets and life on Earth; and how could these celestial fireworks explain the formation of our solar system?

    • 44 Minutes

    Why are scientists looking for a correlation between amino acids on comets and life on Earth; and how could these celestial fireworks explain the formation of our solar system?

    • 44 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Asteroids

    Asteroids have blitzed our world for billions of years and threaten the existence of our planet. But did these mineral rich celestial boulders also create life on Earth?

    • 44 Minutes

    Asteroids have blitzed our world for billions of years and threaten the existence of our planet. But did these mineral rich celestial boulders also create life on Earth?

    • 44 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Birth of the Earth

    How did an apocalyptic planetary collision, millions of cosmic strikes, and a supernova create Earth; and does life exist on similarly created planets throughout the universe?

    • 43 Minutes

    How did an apocalyptic planetary collision, millions of cosmic strikes, and a supernova create Earth; and does life exist on similarly created planets throughout the universe?

    • 43 Minutes
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