How the Universe Works Season 3
S03 E01Jul 10, 2014
Journey from the Center of the Sun Jul 10, 2014 How does light escape from the sun? We take a journey from the centre of the sun, following the path of light. We witness its fiery birth from in the core, its 430,000 mile battle against gravity and magnetism, and its escape from the solar surface.
S03 E02Jul 17, 2014
The End of the Universe Jul 17, 2014 How and when will the Universe end? Gravity and dark matter are poised to annihilate the Universe in a big crunch. Expansion and dark energy may tear it apart. Or, a phase transition could kill us tomorrow in a cosmic death bubble.
S03 E03Jul 24, 2014
Jupiter: Destroyer or Savior? Jul 24, 2014 Beneath Jupiter's clouds lie our solar system's deepest secrets: from its violent youth, through the birth of life to the death of the sun. Scientists are discovering that the solar system, the Earth and every living thing exists because of Jupiter.
S03 E04Jul 31, 2014
First Second of the Big Bang Jul 31, 2014 The first second of the Universe, the creation of everything when space, time, matter and energy burst into existence. It is the most important second in history, which seals the Universe’s fate and defines everything that comes after - including us.
S03 E05Aug 7, 2014
Is Saturn Alive? Aug 7, 2014 Saturn’s secrets are out. The ferocious weather, the evolving ring system and the discovery of active geology on Saturn’s moons has rewritten the textbooks. Scientists are looking for life on Saturn’s moons and they may have found it on Titan.
S03 E06Aug 14, 2014
Weapons of Mass Extinction Aug 14, 2014 Asteroids strike, planets collide, black holes blast out death rays, volcanoes erupt and ice engulfs the planet. These are the universe’s weapons of extinction. They’ve happened before - wiping out entire species, and they will happen again. Are we next?
S03 E07Aug 21, 2014
Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way? Aug 21, 2014 What built the Milky Way? New research might now have the answer, revealing an unlikely hero. At the heart of our galaxy sits a super massive black hole, one of the most destructive objects in the Universe. Could it be our creator?
S03 E08Aug 28, 2014
Our Voyage to the Stars Aug 28, 2014 One day, a cosmic disaster will make life on Earth impossible. To survive, we must find a new home amongst the stars. Scientists are already developing new propulsion systems to take us to these distant worlds.
S03 E09Sep 4, 2014
The Search for a Second Earth Sep 4, 2014 Is there another Earth out there with liquid oceans, rocky continents and life like us? Astronomers seek the answer with spectroscopy, direct imaging and telescopes. They hope to find evidence of atmospheres, magnetospheres and signs of life.
Mega Flares The universe is expanding and so is our understanding of it. In this new episode, up to date information on mega flares is given.The Sun spits out flares capable of battering life on Earth. But out there in space lie the true magnetic monsters.