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How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG
TV Series | 60 min | Documentary

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.
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Updated Apr 25, 2010

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Apr 25, 2010 (United States)

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Phil Plait
Self - Astronomer / Self - Astronomer, Discover Magazine / Self - Phd., Astronomer Self - Astronomer / Self - Astronomer, Discover Magazine / Self - Phd., Astronomer   See fewer
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Michelle Thaller
Self - Astronomer / Self - Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Self - Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cente / Self - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Self - Astronomer / Self - Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Self - Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cente / Self - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center   See fewer
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Mike Rowe
Narrator / Self - Narrator Narrator / Self - Narrator   See fewer
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Hakeem Oluseyi
Self - Astrophysicist Self - Astrophysicist   See fewer
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Lawrence Krauss
Self - Cosmologist / Self - Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University / Self - Theoretical Physicist Self - Cosmologist / Self - Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University / Self - Theoretical Physicist   See fewer
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James S. Bullock
Self - Astrophysicist Self - Astrophysicist   See fewer
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Moogega Cooper
Self - Planetary Protection Engineer Self - Planetary Protection Engineer   See fewer
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Dan Durda
Self - Planetary Scientist / Self - Astrophysicist / Self - Planetary Scientist, Scientific Consultant / Self - Planetary Scientist, Southwest Research Institute Self - Planetary Scientist / Self - Astrophysicist / Self - Planetary Scientist, Scientific Consultant / Self - Planetary Scientist, Southwest Research Institute   See fewer
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Richard Lintern
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
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Paul M. Sutter
Self - Astrophysicist Self - Astrophysicist   See fewer
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Michio Kaku
Self - Theoretical Physicist / Self - Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York / Self - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York Self - Theoretical Physicist / Self - Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York / Self - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York   See fewer
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Jani Radebaugh
Self - Planetary Scientist / Self - Planetary Geologist / Self - Planetary Scientist and Geologist Self - Planetary Scientist / Self - Planetary Geologist / Self - Planetary Scientist and Geologist   See fewer
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Nina Lanza
Self - Planetary Scientist Self - Planetary Scientist   See fewer
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Kevin Walsh
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Alex Filippenko
Self - Astrophysicist / Self - Astrophysicis / Self - Astrophysicist, University of California: Berkeley Self - Astrophysicist / Self - Astrophysicis / Self - Astrophysicist, University of California: Berkeley   See fewer
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Erik Dellums
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Max Tegmark
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Grant Tremblay
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Chris McKay
Self - Astrobiologist Self - Astrobiologist   See fewer
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Sean Carroll
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Katie Freese
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Amber Straughn
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Geoff Marcy
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David Kipping
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Lewis Dartnell
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David Grinspoon
Self - Astrobiologist / Self - Astrobiologist, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Self - Astrobiologist / Self - Astrobiologist, Denver Museum of Nature & Science   See fewer
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Chiara Mingarelli
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Konstantin Batygin
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Meenakshi Wadhwa
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Peter Schultz
Self - Impact Specialist / Self - Impact Specialist, Brown University / Self - Impact Specialist, Brown Universiy Self - Impact Specialist / Self - Impact Specialist, Brown University / Self - Impact Specialist, Brown Universiy   See fewer
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Amy Mainzer
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David Spergel
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Carolyn Porco
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Cathy Plesko
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Shep Doeleman
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Jedidah Isler
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Erik Asphaug
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Caleb Scharf
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Matthew O'Dowd
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Todd Thompson
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Stan Love
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Russell Schweickart
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Andrea Ghez
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Mark Sykes
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Claudia Alexander
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Natalie Batalha
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Daniel Lathrop
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Gilbert Collins
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Hal Levison
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Janna Levin
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Carey Lisse
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Carlos Frenk
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Edo Berger
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W. Dean Pesnell
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Michael Rampino
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Amir Caspi
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Heidi Hammel
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Dan Stern
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Carly Howett
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Clifford Johnson
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Priyamvada Natarajan
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Holly Gilbert
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Mike Brown
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Alan Stern
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Stephen Hawking
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Steve Squyres
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Robert P. Kirshner
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Michael Strauss
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Andrew Kirk
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Gentry Lee
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Laura Danly
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Robert Hurt
IPAC / Self - Astronomer, Caltech IPAC / Self - Astronomer, Caltech   See fewer
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Bryan Gaensler
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Scott Kenyon
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Adam Showman
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Taylor Wilson
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William Hartmann
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Juna Kollmeier
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Dante Lauretta
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Alan Guth
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Jena Meinecke
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Arpita Roy
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Jürgen Blum
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Leroy Chiao
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Dorit Donoviel
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Samuel Levin
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