About The Show

From the beginning of time, the stars, planets and galaxies have been working individually and together to produce all that is and all that we see. How do they work, and how does it impact us?

Combining expert opinion with extraordinary computer-generated imagery, this series uses modern astronomy to reveal the inner workings of outer space and explain how things out there changed things here on earth.

From NASA’s revolutionary Juno probe’s daring mission to unlocking Jupiter’s secrets, to examining the possibility of a manned mission to Mars, it’s time for some of the biggest mysteries of the universe to be explored – and potentially solved.

Episodes

Episode 2

Strange Lives Of Dwarf Planets

Dwarf planets are some of the solar system's most active places, from oceans of liquid water on Pluto to vanishing volcanoes on icy Ceres.

Episode 3

Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries

Half of the star systems in our galaxy have two stars, possibly creating habitats for alien life. Here, binary stars fling entire worlds into space.

Episode 4

Uranus & Neptune: Rise Of The Ice Giants

New research shows the migration of ice planets may have helped start life on Earth, and stopped it being destroyed. How are they so vital?

Episode 5

The Quasar Enigma

Quasars are the brightest objects in space, powered by black holes, and the most mysterious. How do they shape the universe and ultimately aid in its destruction?

Episode 6

Death Of The Milky Way

The Milky Way is dying and scientists are trying to discover what's killing it. Scientists must trace its whereabouts over the past 13.6 billion years.

Episode 7

War On Asteroids

Once thought to be an inevitable disaster, scientists now have the technology to prevent asteroids from hitting the Earth. How are they working to do this?

Episode 8

Secret History Of Mercury

For four years, the Messenger space probe sent images of Mercury, the solar system's smallest planet, closest to the Sun. Could it threaten life on Earth?

Episode 9

Dark History Of The Solar System

The solar system is different to others in the Milky Way, but it hides a violent past. Scientists examine the clues to reveal its secret history.

Episode 10

Mystery Of Spacetime

Space isn't as empty as it seems. It conceals a secret structure called spacetime - an invisible field that governs our lives.

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