Wonders of the Solar System is an award-winning 2010 television series co-produced by the BBC and Science Channel.
The series comprises five episodes, each of which focuses on an aspect of the Solar System
“We live on a world of wonders. A place of astonishing beauty and complexity. We have vast oceans and incredible weather. Giant mountains and breath-taking landscapes.
If you think that this is all there is, that our planet exists in magnificent isolation, then you’re wrong. We’re part of a much wider ecosystem, that extends way beyond the top of our atmosphere.
As a physicist I’m fascinated by how the laws of nature that shaped all this, also shaped the worlds beyond our home planet.
I think we’re living through the greatest age of discovery our civilisation has known. We’ve voyaged to the farthest reaches of the Solar System. We’ve photographed strange new worlds, stood in unfamiliar landscapes, tasted alien air”. ( Professor Brian Cox )