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
Director: Martin Johnson, Stephen Cooter, Nic Stacey
Narrator: Zachary Quinto
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 300 minutes
Number of Episodes:5
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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