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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 Tuesday 8th May 2018

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 was first shown on Monday 11th September, 2017 on BBC Two. For further broadcast details and to watch online where available, please visit

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