How The Universe Works: Series 4
How The Universe Works shows you how the cosmos is designed, built and how it actually works. From the beginning of time, stars, galaxies, planets, solar systems and more have been working individually and together to produce all that is and all that we see. See as never before the inner workings of our world, and explore black holes, supernovas, neutron stars, dark energy and all the titanic forces that make us who we are. With a dynamic cast of experts and a new generation of CGI, How the Universe Works looks under the celestial hood to reveal the inner workings of outer space: the story of how it’s made and how it runs. This is your ultimate Cosmos Operator’s Manual.
Part 1: How the Universe Built Your Car
Beneath the hood of your car lies the history of the Universe. The iron in your chassis, the gold in your stereo and the copper in your electronics all owe their existence to violent cosmic events that took place billions of years ago.
Part 2: Earth Venus’s Evil Twin
There is a hellish planet in our solar system; covered in thick dense clouds and roasted by colossal temperatures. Incredibly this is a vision of Earth’s future. To understand how our world will be destroyed we need to look at Earth’s evil twin Venus.
Part 3: Monster Black Hole
Black holes are the least understood places in the universe, where the rules of physics collapse. We go inside the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way to uncover terrifying secrets about parallel universes, wormholes, and space-time.
Part 4: Edge of the Solar System
Giant magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide, bizarre invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits. All this and more could be inside our cosmic backyard, and effecting our lives on Earth.
Part 5: Dawn of Life
We’re on the verge of unconvering the how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate. Did we come from strange volcanic hatcheries deep under the sea? Or did life on Earth come from another planet?
Part 6: Secret History of the Moon
Our Moon is stranger than you think, and we reveal its incredible secrets. Can we thank the Moon for life on Earth? What explains the mysterious tunnels beneath its surface? Is a lunar base the key to humanity’s future in space?
Part 7: The First Oceans
Where did the Earth’s oceans come from? For years, scientists suspected they came from molecules delivered to Earth from distant stars by asteroids, but an exciting new discovery suggests that its true origins are be more exotic than anyone ever imagined.
Part 8: Forces of Mass Construction
There’s a mysterious force you can’t see or touch, but it affects everything in the universe. Magnetism has shaped our cosmos, and without it, Creation would simply disintegrate. We follow scientists trying to understand how this strange force works.