Space: Flying Visits | A roller-coaster ride through the solar system
CHANNEL | BBC Four
FIRST BROADCAST | 09 August 2005
DURATION | 9 minutes 5 seconds
Take a look at the life cycle of the cosmos, from exploding suns to the birth of new planets, and discover how the origins of life exist in an exploding supernova.
The facts in this programme were correct at the time of first broadcast.
Narrator Sam Neill is probably best known for his acting roles in TV drama series 'Reilly: Ace of Spies' and feature films 'The Piano' and 'Jurassic Park'. He came close to winning the part of James Bond in the 1987 movie 'The Living Daylights', but the character was eventually played by Timothy Dalton.
Does ET really exist? Is there life on other worlds?
Solar sails and wormholes may provide man with a key to the stars.
The perilous orbits of planet Earth.
The Sun brings our planet life, but will one day destroy it.
Heavy doses of radiation and solar flares stand between us and Mars.
Enter the world of the universe's ultimate killer, the black hole.
Sam Neill reveals there's a bit of a star in all of us.
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