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documentaries movies series in six episodes ("Star Stuff", "Staying Alive", "Black Holes", "Are We Alone?", "New Worlds", "Boldly Go") is a BBC Natural History Unit production documentary about our place in universe, the past and the future of the human being on Earth.

Series episodes


Star Stuff - The human being came from outer space, created in the heart of a star. It's a journey like no other. A journey out there at the night sky where you see the planets, the stars, a million points of light. And to take a closer look, we'll even bring space down here to Earth.

Staying Alive - Comets and asteroids represent the most significant threat that we have from space. They do impact the Earth routinely, but mostly objects that are very small. We're concerned about those large objects that penetrate the Earth's atmosphere.

Black Holes - Gas from the star whirls around the hole. It forms a super-hot disc of star debris, 100,000 km across. It's a deadly embrace that will last millions of years. And what the black hole can't swallow, it belches out. Huge jets of uneaten star are spat out into space. Until recently, black holes remained unseen in the depths of space.

Are We Alone - This is the story of our search for extra terrestrials. Here on Earth, we'll scan the universe for alien life and seek out the answer to one of the greatest questions - is there life on other worlds? Or, in all the vastness of space, could it really be that we are completely and utterly alone?

New Worlds - In the distant future, this could be our home. Out here in space, we'll have to seek refuge on new worlds where we could settle and live. And the reason is we have to escape from our sun. Some new worlds may be difficult to adapt to. Others may be very like our own. When we think about going into space, we focus on humans.

Boldly Go - Space is stranger and more beautiful than we can begin to imagine. We humans have come a long way. Travelling our world in search of new lands. Spreading to every corner of the globe. But the time has come to look to new destinations. To go, once more, into the unknown. This is the story of our journey in space.
 

BBC Space Star Stuff Star Stuff

We'll discover why what happens out there in space affects all of us here on the one small planet.
 

BBC Space Staying Alive Staying Alive

I want to show you planet Earth as it was in its earliest days.
 

BBC Space Black Holes Black Holes

It is tearing apart a star that has strayed too close. Anything that comes near is destroyed.
 

BBC Space Are We Alone Are We Alone

If intelligent life could evolve here on Earth, then why not elsewhere? We're the first generation that might actually find out.
 

BBC Space New Worlds New Worlds

One day, our homes will be out there somewhere in space. In the distant future, this could be our home.
 

BBC Space Boldly Go Boldly Go

This time, it's not a voyage between continents, it's a voyage to the stars.
 

Quotes


To most of space, our planet appears completely silent. There are only a few hundred stars that close. The aliens don't know we're here.


They call it a supernova, a power so bright it outshines entire galaxies. Billions of tones of star stuff hurtle outwards, into space.


So next time someone asks you where you came from, tell them this. You came from outer space, created in the heart of a star.


Look at a handful of sand. How many grains? Thousands? Hundreds of thousands? How many grains on a whole beach? The numbers are too big to think about. Well, think about this. For every grain of sand on our entire planet, there are a million stars out there in space.
He wants to find us a new place to live. The only real choice that we have is to grow, expand, become a space-faring civilization, or become extinct.


Flying through space is a risk business. It's not just that we're moving, it's where we're going.


NASA scientist Chris McKay believes we can turn Mars into something surprisingly like Earth. When we think about going into space, we focus on humans.


No one can know our future, but our sun's future is certain. There will come a time when we must leave our Earth behind. Our planet will be gone. Our home will be in space.

It begins far out in space, beyond the furthest planets. A black hole ploughs into the cloud of comets that surrounds our solar system and flings them towards Earth with incredible force.


Let's travel further. Beyond our sun and out into space. There's Mars, cold and inhospitable. Next is Jupiter, a vast and lifeless ball of gas. Then another gas giant - Saturn. Then Uranus, Neptune and on. All the other planets of our solar system are barren worlds, devoid of life.

A wormhole is basically a tunnel that takes a shortcut through space-time here to the nearest star could be connected by a short tunnel.

Space, as we've discovered, is very big. You focus on a journey, and that's what carries you forward. There's a lot out there to explore, and one day, humanity may be lucky enough to do it. Our descendants will reach for the stars. So, the next time you look at the night sky, remember that space is stranger and more beautiful than we can begin to imagine. And, above all, remember this out there in space is our future.


Pictures



Vast clouds of star stuff expanding though space
Vast clouds of star stuff expanding though space
  We go around the galaxy about once every 250 million years
We go around the galaxy about once every 250 million years
 
Far out in space, he had seen the impossible
Far out in space, he had seen the impossible
  Radio is an easy communication medium for us and them to use
Radio is an easy communication medium for us and them to use
 
There will come a time when we must leave our Earth behind and our home will be in space
There will come a time when we must leave our Earth behind and our home will be in space
  Deep Space One is the fastest spacecraft ever
Deep Space One is the fastest spacecraft ever