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Episode 1

Stargazing Live, Series 3 Episode 1 of 6

Dara O Briain and Professor Brian Cox celebrate our amazing night sky. They kick things off with the search for evidence of life on Mars and ask viewers for help to explore an uncharted area of the red planet's surface. Liz Bonnin reports live from NASA mission control to find out the latest findings of the Curiosity Rover, whilst Mark Thompson offers tips on how to observe the moons of Jupiter.

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59 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Jan 2013 16:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterBrian Cox
PresenterDara O Briain
ReporterLiz Bonnin
Series ProducerAlan Holland
Executive ProducerHelen Thomas

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