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The Search for a New Earth

Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 

BBC Two on Monday
11th September 2017 at 9:00PM
Updated Monday 11th September 2017

Professor Stephen Hawking thinks the human species will have to populate a new planet within 100 years if it is to survive. In this landmark film, Professor Hawking, engineer and radio astronomy expert Professor Danielle George, and former student of Professor Hawking Christophe Galfard join forces to find out if, and how, humans can reach for the stars and relocate to different planets.

The Search For A New Earth broadcasts at 9pm on Monday 11th September on BBC Two. For more information about the series and iPlayer links please go to or keep exploring space below.

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