The mysterious "black dwarfs" that will herald the end of the universe

This is an absolutely fabulous clip from BBC's Wonders of the Universe special with Brian Cox, which the Beeb has posted to celebrate Space Week. Here, Cox describes how all stars will eventually become black dwarfs . . . before completely disintegrating.

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I just love how Cox makes the destruction of all matter sound positively delicious.

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James Whitbrook

I love Brian Cox's sort of non-plussed narration for his science shows. There's something quaintly british about having these huge scientific ideas being doled out by an unassuming Mancunian.

He's done another miniseries on the impact Britain has made on Science, it ended last week I think. Very good, don't know if it'll make it over to the US at some point.