Since the beginning of time, human beings have stared at the stars, wondering at the universe and puzzling at our place in it. Today, science may have placed the answers to these age-old questions within our grasp. New planets are now being discovered on a regular basis, and with each of these new finds, scientists are being forced to rewrite the history of our own solar system.
Secrets Of The Solar System (Monday 20th, 7.10pm) reveals that far from being a simple story of stable orbits, the creation of our solar system is a miraculous tale of hellfire, chaos and planetary pinball. It seems that we shouldn’t really be here. Yet somehow, against astronomical odds, the Earth nevertheless exists.