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Wonders of the Solar System

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Documentary Rated: All (TV-G)2010 - 20101 SeasonSeries EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only

Wonders of the Solar System is an award-winning 2010 television series co-produced by the BBC and Science Channel, and hosted by physicist Brian Cox. Wonders of the Solar System was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 7 March 2010. The series comprises five episodes, each of which focuses on an aspect of the Solar System and features a 'wonder' relevant to the theme. The series was described as one of the most successful to appear on BBC Two in recent years.On 31 March 2011, the series won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in documentary film-making.Wonders of the Solar System featuring Brian Cox has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Curiosity Stream (Via Prime Video), available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 3 others. It's a documentary show with 5 episodes over 1 season. Wonders of the Solar System is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.8 (3,673 votes).

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Season 01, Episode 01 Empire of the Sun

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Mar 7, 2010
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Empire of the Sun Mar 7, 2010 Physicist Brian Cox examines the sun's rule over our planet, heading for India to witness a total solar eclipse, and viewing the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Order Out of Chaos

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Mar 14, 2010
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Order Out of Chaos Mar 14, 2010 Brian reveals how the beauty and order of the solar system was formed from a chaotic cloud of gas.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Thin Blue Line

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Mar 21, 2010
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The Thin Blue Line Mar 21, 2010 Brian reveals how something as flimsy as an atmosphere can create some of the most wondrous sights in the solar system. He takes a ride to the top of earth's atmosphere, and in the Namib desert, he tells how Mercury lost its atmosphere.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Dead or Alive

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Mar 28, 2010
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Dead or Alive Mar 28, 2010 The worlds that surround our planet are all made of rock, but there the similarity ends. Some have a beating geological heart, others are frozen in time. Brian travels to the tallest mountain on earth, the volcano Mauna Kea on Hawaii, to show how something as basic as a planet's size can make the difference between life and death. Even on the summit of this volcano, Brian would stand in the shade of the tallest mountain in the solar system, an extinct volcano on Mars called Olympus Mons, which rises up 27 km.Yet the fifth wonder in the series isn't on a planet at all. It's on a tiny moon of Jupiter. The discoveries made on Io have been astonishing. This fragment of rock should be cold and dead, yet, with the volcanic landscape of eastern Ethiopia as a backdrop, Brian reveals why Io is home to extraordinary lakes of lava and giant volcanic plumes that erupt 500 km into the sky.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Aliens

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Apr 4, 2010
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Aliens Apr 4, 2010 Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most stunning locations on earth to describe how the laws of nature have carved natural wonders across the solar system.Brian descends to the bottom of the Pacific in a submarine to witness the extraordinary life forms that survive in the cold, black waters. All life on Earth needs water so the search for aliens in the solar system has followed the search for water.Soaring above the dramatic Scablands of the United States, Brian discovers how the same landscape has been found on Mars. And it was all carved out in a geological heartbeat by a monumental flood.Armed with a gas mask, Brian enters a cave in Mexico where bacteria breathe toxic gas and leak concentrated acid. Yet relatives of these creatures could be surviving in newly-discovered caves on Mars.But Brian's sixth wonder isn't a planet at all. Jupiter's moon Europa is a dazzling ball of ice etched with strange cracks. The patterns in the ice reveal that, far below, there is an ocean with more potentially life-giving water than all the oceans on Earth.Of all the wonders of the solar system forged by the laws of nature, there is one that stands out. In the final episode of this series, Brian reveals the greatest wonder of them all.

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