Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The night sky is a battleground. From explosions to collisions, our dim view has been violently shaped, broken, and re-formed time and again. Wonders of the Universe: Cosmic Catastrophes relives the brutal forces at work. Viewers are treated to a new image of an asteroid hitting the Earth while the camera explores existing craters here and on Mars. Uranus' run-in with a protoplanet and the formation of a supernova also take center stage. The dramatic ending features the death of the sun and a possible finale to life in the Galaxy.