17.03.2011 0

BBC-Doku: Wonders of the Universe – Episode 2 – “Stardust”

Nach etwas längerem Warten ist endlich die zweite Episode der BBC-Dokureihe Wonders of the Universe im Netz aufgetaucht. Dieses mal berichtet uns Brian Cox von der Entstehung der Elemente, den verschiedenen Lebenszyklen von Sonnen, wie es wohl aussehen könnte, wenn Beteigeuze demnächst als Supernova explodiert und warum wir aus den Überresten von toten Sternen bestehen.

In the second stop in his exploration of the wonders of the universe, Professor Brian Cox goes in search of humanity’s very essence to answer the biggest questions of all: what are we? And where do we come from? This film is the story of matter – the stuff of which we are all made.

Brian reveals how our origins are entwined with the life cycle of the stars. But he begins his journey here on Earth. In Nepal, he observes a Hindu cremation. Hindu philosophy is based on an eternal cycle of creation and destruction, where the physical elements of the body are recycled on to the next stage. Brian draws a parallel with the life cycle of the stars that led to our own creation.

Next, he explains how the Earth’s resources have been recycled through the ages. How every atom that makes up everything we see, was at some time a part of something else. Our world is made up of just 92 elements, and these same 92 elements are found throughout the entire universe. We are part of the universe because we are made of the same stuff as the universe.

Eine tolle Folge, die zumindest bei mir, wieder jede Menge Lust auf Chemie und Sternebeobachten gemacht hat. Seht es euch an solange es noch online ist. Hier noch Episode 1, welche ich vor einer Woche verbloggt hatte.

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