STRIP THE COSMOS uses stunning CGI animation to strip planets, moons, black holes, stars and galaxies – layer by layer – to solve key mysteries surrounding the origin and destiny of the universe. Are there signs of life beneath the surface of Mars? What’s it like entering a wormhole? What lies at the center of the Sun? How did asteroids help shape the solar system? This series explores these and other mysteries by cracking open space rocks, peeling away planetary surfaces and stripping stars from their galaxies to expose the hidden secrets of six space wonders: the Sun, Black Holes, Asteroids, Mars, Comets and Alien Worlds. As we uncover these unique cosmological landscapes, we come face-to-face with the people who are working to understand them – the scientists performing missions that will get their questions answered. We reveal how scientists can use sand dunes to predict the weather on Mars, engineers have developed a space robot to collect and return part of an asteroid to Earth and astronomers have discovered that one day our galaxy will dramatically collide with its neighbour. This series reveals worlds never seen before; stunning CGI animation peels back the layers, revealing alien landscapes of fragile lava caves, roiling plasma seas, cosmic platinum mines, and the hungry black hole at the center of our galaxy – cosmological wonders that play a surprising role defining our place in the universe.