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Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System

Wonders Of The Universe

Professor Brian Cox is back with another mind-blowing exploration of the cosmos. This time he shows us our universe as we've never seen it before. With the most profound and elegant scientific ideas at its heart, Wonders Of The Universe reveals how the story of humanity is intimately entwined with the epic story of the universe.

13.7 billion years old, 93 billion light years across, more than 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This almost infinite, vast and complex universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but Professor Brian Cox uses the evidence found in the natural world around us to explain its simple truths.

Brian visits some of the most dramatic locations on the planet to explain the fundamental principles that underpin the laws of nature – light, gravity, matter and time. He shows us how the water of Victoria Falls in Zambia behaves exactly as light does around a black hole and how the same laws that govern our lives here on Earth apply across the entire universe.

Using 3D CGI imagery, his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that by understanding the laws that govern the universe we end up answering the deepest question about our own existence; who we are? Where do we come from? And what will happen to us?

Wonders Of The Solar System

Professor Brian Cox takes another giant leap for humankind as images of distant alien worlds are brought into breathtaking focus. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms three times the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that would put Mount Everest in the shade – this amazing DVD reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. It's an epic journey of discovery, where bizarre worlds become real places we can see, feel and visit.

Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune, Wonders Of The Solar System has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes, rovers and telescopes currently in space. Using the very latest images sent direct from space, and spectacular CGI, the series presents a spellbinding voyage around the natural wonders of the solar system, capturing explosive phenomena in minute detail.

Alongside these startlingly authentic images, some of the most spectacular, extreme locations on Earth help to reveal wonders never thought possible. Wonders Of The World explores how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons, revealing more about the planets, their moons and how they came to be the way they are.

The series also looks at the big picture – how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn’t sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the Solar System; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth.
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banned#1
Thanks, cancelled my universe pre-order and bought this instead, will give my dad the other one that I already have... HOT
1 Like #2
hmmmnice111
Thanks, cancelled my universe pre-order and bought this instead, will give my dad the other one that I already have... HOT


Yes, i was thinking of doing the very same!
#3
Oliwhorules
hmmmnice111
Thanks, cancelled my universe pre-order and bought this instead, will give my dad the other one that I already have... HOT


Yes, i was thinking of doing the very same!


Then hmmmnice111 dad will have two copies of it. :D
#4
HOT! But I want the DVD version!!! Its £25.85!! :(
#5
Cheers - just gone for this :) just hope the postman doesn't steal it (as seems to have happened with my previous order)
#6
remember walkers codes if you still have them, i got my one for £16.15 :)
#7
walkers code worked for me, bargain!
#8
got this and piranha...cant wait to see wonders of universe, have already seen solar system, was waiting to own it anyways.
#9
Watched episode 1 of Universe on BBC HD last night. Fantastic. They really are trying to 'rock up' Prof Cox though!
#10
good price - hot
[mod]#11
Thanks, great price for this :)
3 Likes #12
Brian cox looks like johny depp as willy wonka, but without the makeup.
#13
MONKEYDRIBBLE
Brian cox looks like johny depp as willy wonka, but without the makeup.


yes, but he has a MPhil, a PhD and a Professorship at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK
#14
Don't forget Top CashBack!



Edited By: MikeT on Mar 07, 2011 10:05: .
#15
thanks ordered with rainy days cheers
#16
I like science programmes but this guy, Brian Cox, is just a bit too much for me as a presenter, pretentiously emotional and doing all his best to try to overwhelm you with every bit of those little miracles. I was emotionally repelled after watching one episode.
#17
Sorry to say I didn't enjoy the first of the new series :(
I was also mortified to see there will only be four episodes this time.



Edited By: MBeeching on Mar 07, 2011 10:32
#18
Watch Episode 1 last night, and thought it was fantastic. Wasn't sure about Cox before, but I am now. Fantastic CGI and Music to accompany too.
1 Like #19
yellowputty
Watch Episode 1 last night, and thought it was fantastic. Wasn't sure about Cox before, but I am now. Fantastic CGI and Music to accompany too.

Well done on getting the spelling right, could have ended up a disasterious comment lol
#20
Thanks, pre-ordered. Have not seen any of these yet.
#21
Rupz
MONKEYDRIBBLE
Brian cox looks like johny depp as willy wonka, but without the makeup.
yes, but he has a MPhil, a PhD and a Professorship at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK
But, Willy Wonka has a Chocolate factory with lickable wall paper, fizzy lifting drink and a whole army of Umpa lumpa's... Oh yeah and everlasting gobstoppers.. Suck on that Professor Cox.

i actually think he;s quite good :)
#22
MBeeching
Sorry to say I didn't enjoy the first of the new series :(
I was also mortified to see there will only be four episodes this time.


yeah I thought it would be longer series than solar system, so that's disappointing, as I'm sure it was expensive to make
#23
MONKEYDRIBBLE
Rupz
MONKEYDRIBBLE
Brian cox looks like johny depp as willy wonka, but without the makeup.
yes, but he has a MPhil, a PhD and a Professorship at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK
But, Willy Wonka has a Chocolate factory with lickable wall paper, fizzy lifting drink and a whole army of Umpa lumpa's... Oh yeah and everlasting gobstoppers.. Suck on that Professor Cox.i actually think he;s quite good :)

Willy wonka deserves a honoury PhD in food sciences :)

But in all seriousness Prof Cox has done well. Im in academia also and to get a Professorship at such a young age (41) at a russell group uni is no mean feat. His explanations are tailored to those with little knowledge of the subject area to engage the viewer. Simple enough to understand and apply the theory to more complex issues.

But his lips are disturbing

http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/steven-tyler-2006-clive-davis-pre-grammy-awards-party-0dQTM0.jpg

Edited By: Rupz on Mar 07, 2011 12:22
#24
I found it very disapointing aswell :/
#25
maybe want to wait to see what the other episodes are like before ordering then?
#26
Rupz
MONKEYDRIBBLE
Brian cox looks like johny depp as willy wonka, but without the makeup.



yes, but he has a MPhil, a PhD and a Professorship at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK


And an OBE for services to science (_;)
#27
rb40
Rupz
MONKEYDRIBBLE
Brian cox looks like johny depp as willy wonka, but without the makeup.
yes, but he has a MPhil, a PhD and a Professorship at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK
And an OBE for services to science (_;)

Yes in deed, a gifted young talent (but im still younger than he is by light years :) )

just going off course rb40 i hope one of thsoe girls in your avatar is you lol
#28
it's gone up to £33.85 now :-(

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