We’ve discovered more about the universe in the past century than in all of human history. And as this picture of the cosmos – and our place in it – takes shape, the facts are both breathtakingly beautiful and bewildering. In a riveting new two-hour special, Professor Stephen Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a new generation. The final instalment of this special series, INTO THE UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING: “The Story of Everything” premieres Sunday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Delve into the mind of the world’s most famous living scientist and discover the splendour and majesty of the universe as never seen before. See how the universe began, how it creates stars, black holes and life – and how everything will end.
Says Hawking: “I never get over the fact that within this massive universe lays one perfectly ordinary spiralled galaxy. Inside that galaxy exists a commonplace yellow star, orbited by eight planets. On one of those planets, lives a species that has only just worked out what a remarkable place the universe is…us.”
In this stunning two-hour conclusion to INTO THE UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING, we’re taken on a journey which spans the life of our universe. >From the Big Bang to the death of the Sun and on to the ultimate cosmic climax, it’s an unprecedented voyage of scientific discovery. In his unique story-telling style, Hawking explains how the universe was first formed and the remarkable chain of events that produced us. He goes on to show how the fate of humanity is tied to the fate of the universe, and that in the end, complete mastery of physics could lead us to new universes, even as our own is destroyed.