Wonders of the Universe, Series 1
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The universe is almost impossible to comprehend - 13.7 billion years old, 93 billion light years across and filled with over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This series explains the vast phenomena of deep space by re-examining the familiar on Earth. Taking science away from telescopes and labs, Wonders of the Universe travels into the natural world and across the planet. These journeys are combined with spectacular images of space. Using stunning high definition CGI, this programme offers views of giant supernova, gamma ray bursts and recently discovered galaxies, and sheds light on the furthest reaches of the universe, just moments after its creation.
|1||VideoDestiny||Brian Cox seeks to understand the nature of time. From an extraordinary calendar built into the landscape of Peru to the the beaches of Costa Rica, Brian explores the cycles of time which define our experience of life on Earth. But even the most epic cycles of life can't begin to compare to the vast expanse of cosmic time. Just as the Earth orbits the Sun, the Solar system orbits the entire Milky Way Galaxy in a cycle that takes a staggering 250 million years to complete.||1:00:00||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoStardust||In the second stop in his exploration of the wonders of the universe, Professor Brian Cox goes in search of humanity's very essence to answer the biggest questions of all: what are we? And where do we come from? This film is the story of matter - the stuff of which we are all made. Brian reveals how our origins are entwined with the life cycle of the stars. But he begins his journey here on Earth.||58:41||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoFalling||Professor Brian Cox takes on the story of the force that sculpts the entire universe - gravity. It seems so familiar, and yet gravity is one of the strangest and most surprising forces in the universe. Starting with a zero gravity flight, Brian considers how much of an effect gravity has had on the world around us. But gravity also acts over much greater distances. It is the great orchestrator of the cosmos.||58:45||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoMessengers||In the last episode of Professor Brian Cox's epic journey across the universe, he travels from the fossils of the Burgess Shale to the sands of the oldest desert in the world to show how light holds the key to our understanding of the whole universe, including our own deepest origins. But first we need to understand the peculiar properties of light itself.||58:07||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|101||VideoTrailer||90 second preview of Wonders of the Universe. Who are we? Why are we here? Where do we come from? These are among the most enduring and profound questions we can ask and it is an essential part of human nature to want to find the answers. Our journey began 13.7 billion years ago with the beginning of our universe and in this series Prof. Brian Cox tells the epic story of our universe and shows how it's story is also our story.||1:29||Free||View in iTunes|
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Once again Professor Cox makes science cool
Will Wonders never cease.
Sorry, i couldn't resist.
Great series so far. Prof Cox not only makes Science cool, but make it more accessible to a wider audience.
Very good but hard to understand
I have been watching this series on TV and it it great! But it is quite hard to put everything into context - quite hard to understand! I'm not thick or anything though!