Wonders of the Solar System:Dead or alive
Saturday 30th January 2016 at 15h15 - France 5
Selection of Pariscience 2011
Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic locations on Earth to explain how the laws of nature create astonishing natural wonders across the Solar System.The worlds that surround our planet are made of rock, but there the similarity ends. Some have a beating geological heart, others are frozen in time. Brian travels to the tallest mountain on Earth, the volcano Mauna Kea on Hawaii, to show how a planet’s size can make the difference between life and death. Even on the summit of this volcano, Brian stands in the shade of the tallest mountain in the Solar System, an extinct volcano on Mars called Olympus Mons, which rises up 27kms.