Series introduction and the study of Earth from orbit. The sky above is littered with stars and countless galaxies. With robotics, advanced technologies and sheer daring we are now going where before we only dreamt.
2 -Return To The Moon 25 min
The Moon, our closest celestial companion. Our indispensible dance partner through the cosmos. Lighting our night sky and gently tugging at our shores. Once again we are glancing her way with renewed interest and with a view to return very soon.
3 -The Inner Worlds 25 min
Venus the first and brightest star in the evening sky, and Mercury fleeting across the solar disk. They are half of our solar system's terrestrial planets yet we know so little.
4 -Next Stop Mars 25 min
It has fired our imaginations for millennia: Mars. We know the dry barren planet was once flowing with vast reservoirs of water and it is the only other place in our solar system than Man might one day call home.
5 -The Planet Makers 25 min
From the beginnings of our Solar System four and half billion years ago there remains tantalizing clues to its evolution; remnent debris: asteroids and comets.
6 -The Ice Giants 25 min
Beyond the asteroid belt lay the ice giants, some can be seen with the naked eye, others only glimpsed once by a passing probe. We are again sending cameras to the edge of the solar system giving us new insights into the evolution of our worlds.
7 -The Moons of Olympus 25 min
These are the the Moon's of the gas giants. Each a unique and mysterious world of its own.
8 -The Sun 25 min
It powers the machinery of nature; our weather, encourages and sustains life on land and at sea. We study our Sun closely, and like a Rosetta stone it can reveal the secrets of all the other stars above.
9 -Exo Planets 25 min
As scientists peer closer at nearby stars with ever more fidelity they are discovering exo planets outside our own solar system. With technological advances and improved techniques scientists are discovering more and more worlds every day.
10 -Edge of the Universe 25 min
What we see in the night sky is only a small percentage of the contents of the Universe, most is dark matter and dark energy we know it exists; however its nature eludes us for the moment.
Due to world events over the last twenty years and the decline in government finance, space exploration has fallen from the media’s gaze into the shadows. But with the recent launch of the first privately owned space craft to service the international space station, it’s time to take a fresh look at the new frontiers of space. What does the immediate future hold? A return to the moon, manned flights to Mars or Titan, mining the asteroid belt or finding an earth-like planet in the cosmos, these goals could be achieved in decades to come.