Magnetism has shaped our cosmos, and without it, Creation would simply disintegrate. We follow scientists trying to understand how this strange force works.
Black holes are some of the most extreme and least understood places in the universe, where the rules of physics collapse and time warps. We venture into the heart of a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way to understand terrifying and fascinating secrets about parallel universes, wormholes, and space-time.
We're on the verge of unconvering the how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate. Did we come from strange volcanic hatcheries deep under the sea? Or did life on Earth come from another planet?
Ninety million miles away from us is the power that shapes our world - the sun. We see it shine in the sky above us, but beyond our sight something dramatic is happening - the sun is going into overdrive. It's more active now than it's been for a decade, sending eruptions of super-heated plasma and vast waves of radiation towards our planet, with the potential to disrupt our lives in dramatic ways. Using the latest satellite images, and the expertise of Britain's leading solar scientists, Kate Humble and Helen Czerski reveal the inner workings of our very own star, and the influence its mysterious cycles of activity have on our planet.
Brian Cox explains how we can discover what stars are made of by analysing the light that arrives on earth from the stars. Elements are shown to emit certain colours when they are burnt.