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Wonders of the Solar System

  • 2010
  • Season 1
  • 5 episodes
  • Documentary

Summary

All five episodes from the BBC documentary science series presented by Professor Brian Cox. Whether it's Saturn's rings, the solar flares of the Sun or the deserts of Mars, Professor Cox demonstrates how the forces that shaped our world are also responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking sights in our solar system.

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Episode 2: Order Out of Chaos

Summary

Professor Brian Cox examines the physics that explains how the solar system was formed from a chaotic cloud of gas. He compares its shaping with a tornado sweeping through Oklahoma, investigates Saturn's rings and demonstrates the influence of that planet's 60 moons - including Enceladus, with its spears of ice that are shot kilometres into space.

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PresenterBrian Cox

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DirectorMichael Lachmann
Executive producerAndrew Cohen
Series producerDanielle Peck

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