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How The Universe Works - Kids Edition

Season 1
(1)2019All

How The Universe Works' looks at fun facts about Space.

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Episodes (13)

  1. 1. Moon
    08 November 2018
    2min
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    The moon is about a quarter of the size of the Earth but is very far away so it looks smaller. It has been hit again and again by space rocks, which give it its well-known bumpy surface. But why do we need it?
  2. 2. Sun
    08 November 2018
    2min
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    Have you ever wondered why the Sun shines so brightly during the day but disappears and it goes dark at night? Our Sun is actually a star and, although it is very far away, it is incredibly important and life would be very different without it!
  3. 3. Milky Way
    08 November 2018
    2min
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    The Milky Way is our home. It's a galaxy made up of a hundred billion stars, as well as gas and countless planets including the Earth. But how does it all fit together?
  4. 4. Black Holes
    21 April 2019
    2min
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    Black Holes are like hungry monsters who like to gobble up anything that gets too close, including stars, planets and even light! How are they formed?
  5. 5. Jupiter
    21 April 2019
    2min
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    Jupiter is the King of the planets in our Solar System. It is so big that you can see it without a telescope. The stripy Gas Giant is also covered in clouds, but what lies underneath? Scientists sent a spacecraft to find out!
  6. 6. Saturn
    21 April 2019
    3min
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    Saturn is so far away that it takes nearly 30 years to go around the Sun just once. It has incredible bright and colourful rings made up of ice and rock and moons with mountains and lakes. Does this mean there could be life here?
  7. 7. Earth
    21 April 2019
    2min
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    When we think about space we shouldn't forget about our own planet Earth. There is a reason life has chosen to exist here, Earth is very special. It's not too hot or too cold and is filled with lots of water. It has an atmosphere to protect us. How did this happen?
  8. 8. Venus
    21 April 2019
    2min
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    Venus is Earth's next door neighbour - but the planet is quite unfriendly. It is the hottest planet in our Solar System. It also has the most volcanoes, rains acid and even spins the opposite way to Earth! Would you want to pop over for a visit?
  9. 9. Alien Moon
    21 April 2019
    2min
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    Earth is not the only planet with a moon. In fact, most planets have moons going around them and they're all different! Some moons have underground oceans and water-spewing fountains, while others have mountains of ice and lakes made of liquid gases.
  10. 10. Supernova
    21 April 2019
    3min
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    When giant stars reach the end of their life they can explode in the most amazing ways. These blasts are known as Supernovas. Incredibly, everything on earth, including people, consists of tiny pieces of stars that have exploded. Without Supernovas everything you see around you would not exist.
  11. 11. Alien Planets
    21 April 2019
    3min
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    Have you ever thought about the planets outside of our Solar System? Scientists believe there are many unusual alien planets in the distance. These can be made of diamond, rain liquid metal, gobble up light and even look like eyeballs!
  12. 12. Mars
    21 April 2019
    2min
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    Today Mars is known as the Red Planet because of its rusty rock surface. But Scientists believe that it was once much more like Earth, full of water and possibly life. What disasters could have happened to bring about this change?
  13. 13. Pluto
    21 April 2019
    3min
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    Pluto is a dwarf planet, it's even smaller than our moon. There are volcanoes, but not like the hot ones we know, here they spit out ice! With its amazing features, there was a big mystery as to where Pluto gets its heat from when it is so far away from the sun... has it been solved?

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