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  • Empire of the Sun

    The solar system breathtakingly explored by Professor Brian Cox. Hear about the power of the sun, from the Brazilian rainforest to the Northern Lights.

  • Order Out of Chaos

    In the second part of his much-acclaimed series, Professor Brian Cox chases tornados in Oklahoma and explains the origins of Saturn's magnificent rings.

  • The Thin Blue Line

    In his popular science series, Professor Brian Cox tells how atmosphere can create some of the most wondrous sights in the solar system - like Saturn's moon Titan.

  • Dead or Alive

    The worlds that surround our planet are all made of rock, but there the similarity ends. Join Prof Brian Cox as he explores the natural wonders of the solar system.

  • Aliens

    In the final part of his awe-inspiring series, Brian Cox visits Mexico and the US to reveal how the search for aliens in the solar system has followed the hunt for water.

Episode guide

Wonders of the Solar System

Series 1

Wonders of the Solar System

  • Empire of the Sun

    The solar system breathtakingly explored by Professor Brian Cox. Hear about the power of the sun, from the Brazilian rainforest to the Northern Lights.

  • Order Out of Chaos

    In the second part of his much-acclaimed series, Professor Brian Cox chases tornados in Oklahoma and explains the origins of Saturn's magnificent rings.

  • The Thin Blue Line

    In his popular science series, Professor Brian Cox tells how atmosphere can create some of the most wondrous sights in the solar system - like Saturn's moon Titan.

  • Dead or Alive

    The worlds that surround our planet are all made of rock, but there the similarity ends. Join Prof Brian Cox as he explores the natural wonders of the solar system.

  • Aliens

    In the final part of his awe-inspiring series, Brian Cox visits Mexico and the US to reveal how the search for aliens in the solar system has followed the hunt for water.