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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 / ... 55 episodes, 2010-2019
Michelle Thaller ...  Herself - Astronomer / ... 54 episodes, 2010-2019
Mike Rowe ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 50 episodes, 2010-2019
Lawrence Krauss ...  Himself - Cosmologist / ... 41 episodes, 2010-2018
Hakeem Oluseyi Hakeem Oluseyi ...  Himself - Astrophysicist / ... 38 episodes, 2014-2019
James S. Bullock James S. Bullock ...  Himself - Astrophysicist 26 episodes, 2014-2019
Richard Lintern ...  Himself - Narrator 26 episodes, 2010-2018
Moogega Cooper Moogega Cooper ...  Herself - Planetary Protection Engineer 23 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

Release Date:

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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Color

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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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Our Universe is Truly Amazing
22 February 2014 | by jeff-johnson5926See all my reviews

Incredibly awe inspiring, jaw dropping, heart striking documentary & all the Scientists as well as Mike Rowe are FANTASTIC at explaining our Universe & making an emotional connection, certainly to me. Our Universe is incredibly complex and other programs I have watched have really struggled to get the information across in a way that truly sinks in & fires the imagination. That is not the case with this AMAZING documentary, this is an absolutely must watch for everyone. To think that WE ARE the Universe looking back at itself and asking "Who am I & where do I come from?" I find that an incredible thought. We truly are one people on one tiny marble planet we ALL call home, it's time for humanity to wake up! Alas it seems it really is in our nature to destroy ourselves.


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