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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
Himself - Astronomer / Himself - Astronomer, Discover Magazine / Himself - Phd., Astronomer Himself - Astronomer / Himself - Astronomer, Discover Magazine / Himself - Phd., Astronomer   See fewer
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Michelle Thaller
Herself - Astronomer / Herself - Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Herself - Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cente / Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Herself - Astronomer / Herself - Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Herself - Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cente / Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center   See fewer
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Lawrence Krauss
Himself - Cosmologist / Himself - Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University / Himself - Theoretical Physicist Himself - Cosmologist / Himself - Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University / Himself - Theoretical Physicist   See fewer
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Mike Rowe
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Richard Lintern
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Michio Kaku
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Hakeem Oluseyi
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Dan Durda
Himself - Planetary Scientist / Himself - Astrophysicist / Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist / Himself - Planetary Scientist, Scientific Consultant / Himself - Planetary Scientist, Southwest Research Institute Himself - Planetary Scientist / Himself - Astrophysicist / Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist / Himself - Planetary Scientist, Scientific Consultant / Himself - Planetary Scientist, Southwest Research Institute   See fewer
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James S. Bullock
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Moogega Cooper
Herself - Planetary Protection Engineer Herself - Planetary Protection Engineer   See fewer
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Erik Dellums
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Chris McKay
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Geoff Marcy
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Jani Radebaugh
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Nina Lanza
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Kevin Walsh
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David Grinspoon
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Alex Filippenko
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Max Tegmark
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Peter Schultz
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Sean Carroll
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Amy Mainzer
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David Spergel
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Katie Freese
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Todd Thompson
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Carolyn Porco
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Stan Love
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Russell Schweickart
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Mark Sykes
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Claudia Alexander
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Natalie Batalha
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Lewis Dartnell
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Gilbert Collins
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Hal Levison
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Cathy Plesko
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Shep Doeleman
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Janna Levin
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David Kipping
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Alan Stern
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