Wonders of the Solar System

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1 - Episode 3 The Thin Blue Line

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Summary

Professor Brian Cox reveals how a thin layer of gas can create some of the most wondrous sights in the solar system. Taking a ride in an English Electric Lightning aircraft, he flies up 18 kilometres to witness the darkness of space above the thin line of Earth's atmosphere. In the Namib desert, he tells the story of the planet Mercury and explains why he has chosen Saturn's moon Titan as his fourth wonder.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Brian Cox
Director Chris Holt
Executive Producer Andrew Cohen
Series Producer Danielle Peck
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