Synopsis by Sally Barber
Our Solar System is a four-part series exploring the big bang theory of creation and the controversial question of whether the universe was born from a single massive explosion. Volume four of the series, Life on the Edge of the Milky Way, explores the giant galaxy, home to the solar system and billions of other stars. The program looks at the characteristics of the heavenly bodies, including the 4.5 billion-year-old sun, the harsh greenhouse effect Venus experiences, the volcanoes of Mars, life on Earth, and more. Series companion volumes are The History of Occidental Astronomy, The Inner Planets, and The History of the Outer Planets.
astronomy, galaxy, solar-system