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This six part series tackles the big questions about the solar system, space and the universe. At one time the ancients thought the sky was never-changing. Not any more. Adam joins a team in Leice...ster tracking down the biggest bangs since the Big Bang. We discover that something huge is lurking at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way - a 'super massive' black hole. Closer to home, the violent nature of the sun is about to be revealed for the first time in 3D by a pair of new spacecraft, and Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock investigates the threat to Earth from an asteroid that might come our way in 2036. She is joined by a scientist planning the first attempt to deflect a real asteroid - something that could one day save the Earth.
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Series: The cosmos a beginner's guide
Episode 5
Published: 2007
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Duration: 00:30:00
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Producer: Mark Jacobs
Contributors: Maggie Aderin; Adam Hart-Davis; Janet Sumner
Publisher: BBC Open University Screenhouse Productions
Link to related site: Website:
Subject terms: Asteroids--Collisions with Earth--Prevention; Black holes (Astronomy); Expanding universe; Universe
Footage description: Two posters about the series are available for reference use only
Production number: JOUA479L
Videofinder number: 7759
Available to public: no