There is no more all-encompassing source of mystery than the universe. Since the dawn of humanity, its vastness has elicited endless wonder and questions that have consumed mankind’s intellect and imagination. This week, SCIENCE welcomes back Professor Brian Cox, the physicist whom the Los Angeles Times affectionately calls “the nerd who is cooler than you,” for the four-part series WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE. Expanding on the promise of 2010’s Peabody Award-winning WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM, Cox takes viewers even farther to explore how deep space can be explained— and even experienced—by re-examining the familiar here on Earth. WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE kicks off on Wednesday, July 27, at 9 PM (ET/PT), with new episodes airing over four consecutive weeks.
In the premiere episode, Professor Brian Cox searches for humanity’s very essence by asking the biggest questions of all: What are we, and where do we come from? Forged deep in the hearts of stars, the untold trillions of atoms that make up each of us link together to tell the story of the universe’s origin. This is the story of matter—the substance that makes up everyone and everything in the universe. Using physics and cosmology, Cox explores life’s beginnings by looking deep into space at the process of stellar evolution.
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