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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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Series cast summary:
Phil Plait ...  Himself - Astronomer / ... 58 episodes, 2010-2019
Michelle Thaller ...  Herself - Astronomer / ... 57 episodes, 2010-2019
Mike Rowe ...  Narrator 54 episodes, 2010-2019
Lawrence Krauss ...  Himself - Cosmologist / ... 41 episodes, 2010-2018
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Richard Lintern ...  Himself - Narrator 26 episodes, 2010-2018
Moogega Cooper ...  Herself - Planetary Protection Engineer 25 episodes, 2015-2019
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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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USA

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English

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25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Come funziona l'Universo See more »

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(8 episodes)

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Dolby

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16:9 HD
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Mike Rowe is the narrator of How The Universe Works: Season 1. Eric Dellums voiced season 2 when it moved to the Science Channel, and Mike Rowe was asked to record season 3 and then RE-record season 2. See more »

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Best Documentary..!! Must watch ... A whole new world out there!!
10 March 2013 | by navneetsteotiaSee all my reviews

Firstly, I would like to tell you that if you are going to watch this documentary (which you definitely must) then you should watch it in HD. This whole documentary has very beautiful graphics and great interpretation of universe.

Now, I have always been interested in astrology since it the the most curious area of science and the strangest too with the most potential. I have also casually studied a lot of various space phenomenon on the internet. But there is always been a lack of clarity and various questions that have been left out in the mind.(Like when stars are destroyed there is supernova or hyper-nova! but how is black-hole created if the energy is pushed out from the star during that time?). This series is an answer to all such mini-questions in our mind related to universe that are left unclear. This series provides a great educational value too.

One thing this series will do is make you a fan of our universe and science. Giving you a way way way broader horizon in mind which will help you get a neutral perspective towards a certain things.

Once again don't miss this series and do watch it in HD!!


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