Space

Living in a Parallel Universe

The notion of living in a parallel universe is one of the strangest ideas in all of science, it emerged by complete accident from bizarre experiments and at first scientists resisted their findings but it wasn't until a maverick in the field would force them to take it seriously. The idea is that we are living in a bubble and you are just one of an infinite number versions of yourself, there co

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The Earth is Not Alone

The Earth is Not Alone

The Earth is not alone, in the last few years scientists have found that are planet is just one of billions out there in the Milky Way galaxy and thanks to the help of the Kepler Telescope is has become quite clear that there may very well be more planets than there are stars. Scientists are now scouring these planets for evidence of atmospheres, liquid water and life itself. Using scientific m

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The Amazing World of Gravity

A fascinating hour long special that delves into the strange world of gravity, brought to you from the award-winning team that created the likes of Shock and Awe and Order and Disorder. Throughout the hour we gain some unexpected historical insights, witness cutting-edge science and exciting new experiments. Like the other films mentioned above, The Amazing World of Gravity is hosted by the bri

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MARS: Inside SpaceX

MARS: Inside SpaceX

By now most of you should be familiar with billionaire Elon Musk and his space company SpaceX. Well this film takes us on an exclusive tour of their latest project, the Falcon Heavy launch. Through never before seen footage and interviews with Elon himself and several leading engineers we gain an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world's most revolutionary companies. MARS: Inside SpaceX sho

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Hunting the Edge of Space

Hunting the Edge of Space

Today we are unlocking the secrets of the cosmos, exploding stars, supermassive blackholes and screaming jets of gas. Across the world and in space, high tech telescopes are picking up the signals which are revealing a hidden universe, a cosmos almost incomprehensible in size, age and violence. In this two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally cha

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The Invisible Universe

The Invisible Universe

In this episode of The Sky at Night we learn of something which is quite unsettling and that is the fact that most of the universe is missing. In our world of material objects it is easy for us to comprehend what normal matter is, it is what makes up everything around us from the computer / mobile phone you are using to view this to the planets, stars and interstellar dust. Given this however,

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The Year of Pluto

The Year of Pluto

There's a mysterious zone far out in our solar system, it is a region of ice worlds some solitary and some with moons, their names however may be unfamiliar but they hold clues to all our origins and the first of these worlds which was visited by NASA back in 2015 was the king of the Kuiper Belt, Pluto. The long journey of Nasa's New Horizons mission began in 2006, it was the first of it's kind

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Goodbye Cassini Hello Saturn

A billion miles from home, running low on fuel and almost out of time, after 13 years orbiting Saturn the spacecraft Cassini is about to plunge to a fiery death, becoming part of the very planet it has been exploring all these years. As this marvellous spacecraft embarks on its final assignment, a one-way trip straight into the heart of Saturn, the BBC series Horizon tracks it's last journey an

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The Pluto Files

The Pluto Files

In 1930, a farm boy with a passion for understanding the universe noticed a tiny dot moving across the night sky. It was at this moment Pluto was discovered, located 4 billion miles away from the Sun and cloaked in darkness Pluto is still somewhat of a mystery and up until recently our best images of it were nothing more than a blur. Even to this day many scientists still argue whether or not it i

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