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PictureMar 2006

Pretty planet

The greatest show on earth


VideoJun 2008

A world without people

Earth 30 years after humans disappear. How would it be?


AnimationJan 2008

Planets shown in scale and size to each other

Beginning with Mercury, going beyond the Sun to distant W Cephei


AnimationJan 2014

Six decades of a warming Earth

(0:15) NASA's visualisation to show how global temperatures have risen from 1950 to 2013.


VideoAug 2009

James May at the edge of space in a U2 spy plane

The world's highest flying aeroplane takes Captain Slow for an emotional ride of a lifetime. I think he found God.


VideoApr 2008

Charlton Heston on 'saving our planet'

The epic actor reads this speech by the writers of Jurassic Park


VideoJan 2019

Paul Beckwith | Understanding atmospheric circulation patterns

(15:00) Climate scientist Paul Beckwith explains why atmospheric circulation patterns on Earth are as they are.


VideoJun 2007

We Are Here: Pale Blue Dot

The delusions of mankind

VideoFeb 2016

Our seasons make no sense

(3:28) Joe Hanson explains why our seasons don't make sense.

VideoMar 2010

Chilean earthquake knocks Earth of its axis and shortens day

Using figure skating as an analogy, Scientist Michio Kaku explains how the catastrophic earthquake in Chile knocked the Earth off its axis and has thereby shortened the day