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NOVA: The Planets DVD & Blu-ray

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The four planets closest to the sun, called the rocky planets, were born from the same material in the same era. Only on Earth do we find the unique conditions for life as we know it. But why only here? Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? And is there somewhere else in the solar system life might flourish?

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The four planets closest to the sun, called the rocky planets, were born from the same material in the same era. Only on Earth do we find the unique conditions for life as we know it. But why only here? Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? And is there somewhere else in the solar system life might flourish?


NOVA: The Planets Among the stars in the night sky wander the worlds of our own solar system -- each home to truly awe-inspiring sights: a volcano three times as tall as Everest, geysers erupting with icy plumes, a cyclone larger than Earth that’s been churning for hundreds of years. In this five-part series, NOVA explores the awesome beauty of The Planets. With special effects and extraordinary footage captured by orbiters, landers and rovers, you’ll get up-close look at Saturn’s 45,000-mile-wide rings, Mars’ towering ancient waterfalls, and Neptune’s supersonic winds. Scientists share the inside story of the missions that revealed everything from methane lakes on a distant moon to the mysterious unfrozen sea in Pluto’s heart. Along the way, NOVA reveals how each of these spectacular worlds has shaped our own planet: Earth.

Producer: Nic Stacey, Zoe Heron, Gideon Bradshaw, Martin Johnson, Stephen Cooter, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell, Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt, Andrew Cohen
Production Company: WGBH; BBC Studios Limited
Production Year: 2019
Copyright Year: 2019
Rating: TV-G
Director: Martin Johnson, Stephen Cooter, Nic Stacey
Narrator: Zachary Quinto
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 300 minutes
Number of Episodes:5
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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"This five-part series is a kind of fantasy travelogue, taking the latest data about how conditions on Mars Venus, Saturn and the other planets compare to our own world and using this info to immerse viewers in alien landscapes for a one of-a-kind tour of our solar system." - Los Angeles Times.com


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Ama reviewed NOVA: The Planets DVD & Blu-ray
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awe-inspiring
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I viewed the entire series on the Planets on NOVA and was enthralled. I highly recommend owning your own copy, especially if you have children who might study the solar system in school!
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Bill reviewed NOVA: The Planets DVD & Blu-ray
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Great episode!
Review by Bill review stating Great episode!
I wish it was on Blu Ray too
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Phyliss reviewed NOVA: The Planets DVD & Blu-ray
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NOVA: The Planets DVD
Review by Phyliss review stating NOVA: The Planets DVD
I really love the series. beautiful visuals and awesome commentary. I hope they create more like it in the future.

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