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Wonders of the Universe is a BBC produced science series that tackles unanswered questions regarding the fascinating and often interesting phenomena taking place in our universe. The show is narrated by renowned Royal Society University Research Fellow Dr. Brian Cox.

The show tackles many questions ranging from the beginning of mankind to the present and beyond. The universe is infinite and largely unexplored, with literally zillions of other galaxies, stars and planets. Dr. Cox attempts to guide us through a series of scientific principles to give us a better understanding of who we are and where we come from. We as humans share life cycles similar to that of stars. The earth is made up of 92 elements, which proves that human life is intertwined with universal elements.

Dr. Cox explores time and how it relates to humans and life on earth. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is the model to explore how time is affected, and the heat death of the universe, which physicist Lord Kelvin believes will be the demise of the universe. Dr. Cox also explores the origins of all life and the role of stellar evolution.

Gravity is one of the most interesting forces within the universe. Dr. Cox shows how this weak occurrence produces and controls orbits. As seen, gravity controls and shapes our universe and actually plays a role over events billions of miles away. Dr. Cox explores the strange phenomena of the neutron star and how its relatively tiny size and dense gravity is almost a billion times greater than earth's. Dr. Cox also travels to a desert to explain the origins of light and how ancient fossils play a role. Although light rapidly travels to all points of the universe, we would still be in the dark if not for an important evolutionary event taking place.

Wonders Of The Universe is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on July 27, 2011.

Where do I stream Wonders Of The Universe online? Wonders Of The Universe is available for streaming on BBC America, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wonders Of The Universe on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes online.

BBC America
1 Season, 4 Episodes
July 27, 2011
Cast: Brian Cox
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Wonders Of The Universe Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brian Cox seeks to understand the nature of time. From an extraordinary calendar built into the landscape of Peru to 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.