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Season 1, Episode 5 - Aired 04/04/2010
All life on Earth needs water so the search for aliens in the solar system has followed the search for water. Professor Brian Cox examines the patterns in the ice on Jupiter's moon Europa, which reveal an ocean far below with more potentially life-giving water than all the oceans on Earth. But of all the wonders of the solar system forged by the laws of nature, there is one that stands out as Brian reveals the greatest wonder of them all.
Season 1, Episode 4 - Aired 03/28/2010
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. Professor Brian Cox 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. Yet the fifth wonder in the series isn't on a planet at all. It's on a tiny moon of Jupiter.
Season 1, Episode 3 - Aired 03/21/2010
Discover how something as flimsy as an envelope of gas - an atmosphere - can create some of the most wondrous sights in the solar system. Professor Brian Cox takes a flight to the top of Earth's atmosphere, where he sees the darkness of space above and the thin blue line of our atmosphere below. Against the stunning backdrop of the glaciers of Alaska, Brian reveals his fourth wonder: Saturn's moon Titan, shrouded by a murky, thick atmosphere.
Season 1, Episode 2 - Aired 03/14/2010
Discover how beauty and order in Earth's cosmic backyard was formed from nothing more than a chaotic cloud of gas. Chasing tornadoes in Oklahoma, Professor Brian Cox explains how the same physics that creates these spinning storms shaped the young solar system. Out of this celestial maelstrom emerged the jewel in the crow, Brian's second wonder - the magnificent rings of Saturn.
Season 1, Episode 1 - Aired 03/07/2010
Professor Brian Cox explores the powerhouse of them all, the Sun. In India, he witnesses a total solar eclipse and in Norway, he watches the battle between the sun's wind and Earth, as the night sky glows with the northern lights. Beyond Earth, the solar wind continues, creating dazzling aurora on other planets. Brian explains the effect of the Sun's greatest power - gravity - and how it reaches out for hundreds of billions of kilometres.