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Bright Stars and Black Holes

Chris Riley investigates black holes, the most mysterious and menacing phenomenon in the universe. A super-massive black hole lies at the heart of our own galaxy. But Chris discovers that, rather than being a hazard, these bottomless pits of gravity may be an essential part of our universe. Meanwhile, Kathy Sykes meets Francisco Diego, who designs prisms for the world's largest telescopes - and chases eclipses in his spare time.Plus we learn how comets are made, and discover the possible connection between these icy rocks and how life may have come to Earth.

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30 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Jan 2002 16:30
BBC Knowledge


Role Contributor
PresenterChris Riley
PresenterKathy Sykes
NarratorTom Baker
Series ProducerRobert Cooke
Executive ProducerPhil Dolling