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How the Universe Works

AnimationDocumentary7+ (TV-PG)2010 - Present10 Seasons
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How the Universe Works (2010 - 2023)

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Animation Documentary Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)2010 - Present10 Seasons

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.How the Universe Works featuring Erik Dellums and Mike Rowe has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Philo, streaming with subscription on fuboTV, streaming with subscription on Discovery+, and 6 others. It's an animation and documentary show with 114 episodes over 10 seasons. How the Universe Works is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.9 (6,900 votes).

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EPISODE GUIDE

How the Universe Works Season 10 Overview

Mar 6, 2022 - Apr 3, 2022

Season 10 of How the Universe Works has 7 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM, Science and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

How the Universe Works Season 10 Episodes
Season 10, Episode 09 History of Cosmic Violence
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History of Cosmic Violence
Apr 3, 2022

Ingredients for a thriving universe.

S10 E09 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV.

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Season 10, Episode 06 Voyager's Ultimate Mission
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Voyager's Ultimate Mission
Apr 10, 2022

Experts explore the ultimate, ongoing mission of the Voyager spacecraft.

S10 E06 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM, Science and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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Season 10, Episode 05 Hunt for the Universe's Origin
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Hunt for the Universe's...
Apr 3, 2022

Experts explore the elusive endeavor of determining the age of the cosmos.

S10 E05 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM, Science and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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How the Universe Works Season 9 Overview

Mar 24, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

Season 9 of How the Universe Works has 16 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

How the Universe Works Season 9 Episodes
Season 09, Episode 99 Saturn's Alien Secrets
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Saturn's Alien Secrets
Oct 10, 2021

NASA unveils secrets about Saturn.

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Season 09, Episode 97 Mysteries of the Milky Way
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Mysteries of the Milky...
Oct 3, 2021

Strange phenomena in the Milky Way.

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Season 09, Episode 95 Mysteries of the Alien Earths
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Mysteries of the Alien...
Sep 26, 2021

Humanity's future among exoplanets.

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How the Universe Works Season 8 Overview

Jan 2, 2020 - Jun 8, 2020

Season 8 of How the Universe Works has 14 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

How the Universe Works Season 8 Episodes
Season 08, Episode 14 Forces of the Unknown
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Forces of the Unknown
Jun 8, 2020

This off-season episode was made up of three other regular season episodes of How the Universe Works: S8.7 Edge of...

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Season 08, Episode 13 Attack of the Asteroids
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Attack of the Asteroids
Jun 1, 2020

This off-season episode is made up of three other asteroid-related episodes of How the Universe Works: S8.1 Asteroid Apocalypse: The...

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Season 08, Episode 12 Asteroid Apocalypse
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Asteroid Apocalypse
May 26, 2020

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How the Universe Works Season 7 Overview

Jan 8, 2019 - May 13, 2019

Season 7 of How the Universe Works has 19 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM, Science and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

How the Universe Works Season 7 Episodes
Season 07, Episode 20 Dark Side of the Big Bang
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Dark Side of the...
May 13, 2019

DescriptionNew discoveries reveal the dark secrets and unsolved mysteries behind the Big Bang Theory.

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Season 07, Episode 19 Secrets of the Giants
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Secrets of the Giants
May 6, 2019

DescriptionNew discoveries on the inner workings of the universe's biggest planets are revealing the dark secrets that have stumped experts...

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Season 07, Episode 18 Life and Death of Stars
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Life and Death of...
Apr 29, 2019

DescriptionNew discoveries reveal the mysterious birth of stars and their violent deaths.

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How the Universe Works Season 6 Overview

Jan 9, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018

Season 6 of How the Universe Works has 11 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 4 Services.

How the Universe Works Season 6 Episodes
Season 06, Episode 10 Mystery of Spacetime
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Mystery of Spacetime
Mar 13, 2018

Spacetime is the secret structure that controls our universe, time, light, and energy.

S06 E10 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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Season 06, Episode 09 War on Asteroids
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War on Asteroids
Mar 6, 2018

Scientists discuss various types of asteroids, previous collisions between asteroids and Earth, and various technologies that may be employed to...

S06 E09 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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Season 06, Episode 08 Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets
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Strange Lives of Dwarf...
Feb 27, 2018

New discoveries reveal the secrets of hundreds of strange, tiny worlds called dwarf planets.

S06 E08 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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How the Universe Works Season 5 Overview

Nov 22, 2016 - Feb 6, 2017

Season 5 of How the Universe Works has 13 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 5 Services.

How the Universe Works Season 5 Episodes
Season 05, Episode 10 Einstein and the theory of relativity
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Einstein and the theory...
Feb 6, 2017

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Season 05, Episode 09 Strangest Alien Worlds
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Strangest Alien Worlds
Feb 8, 2017

Discoveries of new planets have revealed countless worlds much stranger than Earth. Some of these worlds don't have stars, others...

S05 E09 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 4 Services.

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Season 05, Episode 08 Strangest Alien Worlds
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Strangest Alien Worlds
Feb 6, 2017

Discoveries of new planets have revealed countless worlds much stranger than Earth. Some of these strange worlds don't have stars,...

S05 E08 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 2 Services.

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How the Universe Works Season 4 Overview

Jul 14, 2015 - Sep 1, 2015

Season 4 of How the Universe Works has 8 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

How the Universe Works Season 4 Episodes
Season 04, Episode 08 Forces of Mass Construction
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Forces of Mass Construction
Sep 1, 2015

There's a mysterious force you can't see or touch, but it affects everything in the universe. Magnetism has shaped our...

S04 E08 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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Season 04, Episode 07 The First Oceans
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The First Oceans
Aug 25, 2015

For years, scientists suspected that the oceans came from molecules delivered to Earth from distant stars by asteroids, but a...

S04 E07 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 2 Services.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Secret History of the Moon
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Secret History of the...
Aug 18, 2015

Our Moon is stranger than you think, and we reveal its incredible secrets. Can we thank the Moon for life...

S04 E06 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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How the Universe Works Season 3 Overview

Jul 9, 2014 - Sep 3, 2014

Season 3 of How the Universe Works has 9 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

How the Universe Works Season 3 Episodes
Season 03, Episode 09 The Search for a Second Earth
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The Search for a...
Sep 3, 2014

Is there another Earth out there with liquid oceans, rocky continents and life like us? Astronomers seek the answer with...

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Season 03, Episode 08 Our Voyage to the Stars
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Our Voyage to the...
Aug 27, 2014

One day, a cosmic disaster will make life on Earth impossible. To survive, we must find a new home amongst...

S03 E08 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 2 Services.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way?
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Did a Black Hole...
Aug 20, 2014

What built the Milky Way? New research might now have the answer, revealing an unlikely hero. At the heart of...

S03 E07 of How the Universe Works is available to stream on Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, DIRECTV STREAM and for Rent or Purchase on 2 Services.

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How the Universe Works Season 2 Overview

Jul 11, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012

Season 2 of How the Universe Works has 8 episodes that are available to stream on fuboTV.

How the Universe Works Season 2 Episodes
Season 02, Episode 08 Birth of the Earth
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Season 02, Episode 07 Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were
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Season 02, Episode 06 Comets - Frozen Wanderers
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How the Universe Works Season 1 Overview

Apr 25, 2010 - May 24, 2010

Season 1 of How the Universe Works has 9 episodes that are available to stream on Philo, DIRECTV STREAM.

How the Universe Works Season 1 Episodes
Season 01, Episode 08 Moons
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Moons
May 24, 2010

Moons come in every possible shape and size. Home to incredible natural phenomena like gigantic geysers and colossal volcanoes, moons...

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Season 01, Episode 07 Solar Systems
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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...

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Season 01, Episode 06 Planets
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Planets
May 17, 2010

There are just eight planets in our solar system, but there could be a hundred billion planets in our Milky...

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All Seasons of How the Universe Works

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Season 1
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12 episodes (11%) are available to watch free online (Science).

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83 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+, and 1 other).

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72 episodes (63%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Apple TV, Prime Video, and 1 other).

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#1,957 Ranked TV Show

#32 Ranked in TV on Discovery+

#84 Ranked in Space TV

#219 Ranked in Documentary TV

How the Universe Works has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.9 (6,900 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

About How the Universe Works

How the Universe Works Overview

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Age rating: 7+ (TV-PG)
Number of seasons: 10 Seasons
Number of episodes: 114 Episodes

Extra Information

Related Genres: AnimationDocumentary
Related Tags: Space
Country of origin: America
Original Release Date: Apr 25, 2010
Show Status: Currently Running
Next episode release: TBA