Watch Wonders of the Solar System

Wonders of the Solar System is a 5-part serial that covers aspects of the solar system. The first episode explores the effects of the sun on the planets. The second episode analyzes aspects of the planets' orbits. The third episode is about the atmosphere, and the fourth one compares Mars to Earth. On the final episode, they take a look at life in extreme environments.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on The Science Channel
2 Seasons, 9 Episodes
August 4, 2010
Documentary & Biography
8.8/10
Cast: Brian Cox
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Wonders of the Solar System Full Episode Guide

  • Brian Cox investigates how the fundamental properties of light hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the cosmo.

  • Although relatively weak, gravity defines our relationship with the sun and other planets in the Solar System.

  • Brian Cox investigates the cycles of time and how it relates to cosmic time.

  • The exact 92 elements we have on Earth are found throughout the cosmos, including the stars that reveal the universe's origin.

  • Brian Cox explores how the search for aliens has followed the search for water.

  • Brian Cox shows how a planet's size can make the difference between life and death.

  • How an envelope of gas can create some of the most wondrous sights in the solar system.

  • In this first episode Brian explores the powerhouse of them all, the sun. In India he witnesses a total solar eclipse - when the link to the light and heat that sustains us is cut off for a few precious minutes.

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