Strip the Cosmos Series 2

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 3 - Hunt for the Big Bang

The Universe contains over a hundred billion galaxies, each containing a hundred billion stars or more. Where did it all come from? Scientists are now on a race to find the beginning of time and space – the Big Bang.

In this episode we follow astronomers and physicists building a new generation of telescopes, atom-smashers and supercomputers. This technology is allowing them to peer further back in time than ever before, looking to unlock the secrets of the Big Bang.

Each instrument looks a further step back in our Universe’s story. From the James Webb Space telescope being built to see the first galaxies, to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider on Long Island where particles are smashed together to recreate the Universe before the first atoms. The final mystery is the Big Bang itself – can a telescope beneath a balloon, hanging on the edge of Earth’s atmosphere, reveal what happened in the very first moment of our Universe? Stunning CGI animation will gather clues from ongoing scientific missions around the world to help unpack the ultimate story of the cosmos. 



Episode 1- Supermassive Black Holes Stunning CGI animation reveals how a black hole is formed

Episode 2 - Extreme Stars This episode follows scientists investigating some of the earliest stars in the universe

Episode 3 - Hunt for the Big Bang The Universe contains over a hundred billion galaxies, each containing a hundred billion stars or more. Where did it all come from?

Episode 4 - Jupiter: The Sun's Secret Twin A planet so bizarre that some scientists now think it almost became a star – our sun’s secret twin.

Episode 5 - Mystery of the Hidden Universe How much more is there to the Universe than meets the eye?

Episode 6 - Solar System: Hunt for the Missing Planet Could it be that a missing, giant ninth planet orbits our sun in the dark reaches of space?

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for Discovery Channel EMEA, Discovery Science Channel, Discovery Canada, Red Bull Media, Canal D, N24 Germany