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This series explores some of the most challenging and fundamental questions our brains have ever thought about. It manages to explain in a day to day language what is normally for the pleasure of advance thinkers in mathematics and physics. Having a deep understanding of maths, physics and chemistry is in no way a prerequisite to absorbing the beauty of where everything has come from. Evolution of the species is a fascinating and elegant subject with much evidence and weight behind it, but nothing prepared me for how impressed I was towards the advancements in technology, techniques and pure human will to explore astronomy and the cosmos. The filling of these great voids in our knowledge is currently being piled on in spades with good evidence base.
The information appears to be up to date with current advances including the amazing images from the great Hubble Telescope. The animations simulating the places we have not been yet, or for whatever reason can not go are excellent at conjuring up a taste of these inhospitable environments. In turn the statistics these places boast are extraordinary.
Brian Cox is excellent at presenting the information and visibly his passion of the subject is a pleasure to watch. He is elegant and concise in delivery without being cold and monotone but instead warm, happy and clearly moved at times by the wonders of the cosmos.
Finally it was not unusual during the solitary viewing of these discs for me to verbally speak aloud words such as 'No way' or 'What?!' or '####!'..........You get the picture ;)
Now when I look at the sky through binoculars and see those 'little' dots of white or blue or red I have a small knowledge of seeing more than just pin sized dots.