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How the Universe Works is the greatest story ever told, the creation of everything us. The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today.
Scientists are discovering volcanoes on worlds we once thought dead. From our nearest planetary neighbor to tiny moons billions of miles away, today, we are discovering volcanoes on alien worlds. Are these worlds where, tomorrow, we might find life?
Examining chaotic weather to help determine whether we are alone in the universe.
Discovering an extraordinary zoo of planetary nightmares outside our own planet.
The Universe is a magnetic minefield. Spinning star systems crackle and explode, magnetic monsters rip worlds apart, star-quakes shoot beams of devastating energy, and galactic flamethrowers fire gamma-rays halfway across the Universe. Could the earth be in the line of fire from the dangerous megaflares from the sun?
Orbits are a creative force and construct the fabric of the Universe.
Following the journey of a comet from its beginning as cosmic detritus floating around the outer limits of the solar system to the outgassing process as the comet approaches the sun. Watch the movement of a comet as it evolves from a chunk of ice and rock into an active nucleus engulfed in a gaseous haze.
Asteroids shaped our past and promise much in the future; revealing the mysteries behind giant asteroids that influence the creation and destruction of life on Earth.
The Earth was formed by a series of cosmic cataclysms, including the most powerful blast in the universe. Could the same chain of events have created other earths elsewhere, inhabited by creatures like us?
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