Friday, March 19, 2010

BBC | Wonders of the Solar System | Episode 2: Order out of Chaos


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Aired March 14, 2010 on BBC Two
Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most stunning locations on earth to describe how the laws of nature have carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Brian reveals how beauty and order in earth's cosmic backyard was formed from nothing more than a chaotic cloud of gas. Chasing tornados in Oklahoma, he explains how the same physics that creates these spinning storms shaped the young solar system. Out of this celestial maelstrom emerged the jewel in the crown, Brian's second wonder - the magnficent rings of Saturn.

On an ice-choked lagoon in Iceland, he sees the nearest thing on Earth to Saturn's rings. Using the latest scientific imagery and breathtaking graphics, he explains how the intricate patterns round Saturn are shaped by the cluster of more than 60 moons surrounding the planet.

One of those moons makes a spectacular contribution to the rings and is the third wonder of the solar system. Brian describes the astonishing discovery of giant fountains of ice erupting from the surface of Enceladus, which soar thousands of kilometres into space.
Episode 1: Empire of the Sun
(Thanks to Sydenham Infidel)

8 comments:

  1. Skipping this because of the plugin requirement.

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  2. Get the free download from the link below, once you've got it you can enjoy high definition viewing on the web.  A little trick is - if you let it buffer to the end, right click and select 'save as' and you have your own copy.

    Be sad to miss out over a tiny plugin.

    http://www.divx.com/en/win

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  3. Sorry i forgot to add this flash player link, although I still highly suggest people get onboard the Divx ship.  Variety is after all.....

    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTU4NzI0OTk2.html

    Check out the comments on the first part for the same alternative.

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  4. Yep, plugin is a pain in an ass, but that's the only way (except torrents) to see it. BBC took off all their content from Youtube (most of it along with user accounts due the copyright infringement).

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  5. We live on a wuuuld of wunduzz. lulz.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nySWhTfgSdE

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  6. It won't be long, first episode survived only 2 days. :)

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  7. Thanks for posting this link :)

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  8. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MONE¥March 20, 2010 at 6:20 AM

    Thank you, thank you and thank you again for uploading this! I really appreciate it.

    This episode was just as wonderful!  

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