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Speed Limits

Richard Hammond explores the extraordinary wonders of the world of detail hidden in the blink of an eye.

The human eye takes about fifty milliseconds to blink. But it takes our brain around a hundred and fifty milliseconds to process what we see. We're not aware of this time lag going on, but in those few milliseconds, there are extraordinary things happening that completely pass us by.

But what if we could break through this speed limit? Bend and stretch time in ways never thought possible. What new marvels would we see?

Now, using the latest high-speed cameras, Richard takes us on a journey beyond our eye's limits, letting us see secrets hidden in every element of our planet.

A world where thin air can shatter rock.

And water can tear through metal.

A world where the fastest thing on earth lies right beneath our feet.

And where a spectacular celestial display is finally captured, even though many have claimed it doesn't even exist.

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59 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Jan 2012 20:00


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Hammond
DirectorGavin Maxwell
ProducerGavin Maxwell
ProducerSimon Finch
Executive ProducerAnne Laking
Executive ProducerGary Hunter

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