The Planets

1999, TV Show

Full Episodes(8)

Latest Episode: The Planets: Destiny

May 25, 2004 Season 1 Episode 8 watch on Hulu Plus (Subscription)

What will happen to the solar system be like in several billion years? Destiny explores the distant future of the solar system with specific predictions of how the sun will determine the fate of the planets.

The Planets: Life

Jun 22, 2004 Season 1 Episode 7

Need a space vacation? Life Beyond the Sun reveals the hypothetical locations in space where man could survive if we ever needed to leave Earth.
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The Planets: Atmosphere

May 18, 2004 Season 1 Episode 6

Earth’s atmosphere is responsible for supporting life on our planet, and in this installment we compare Earth’s atmosphere and weather patterns with those of other planets, and discover Earth’s secrets of life support.
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The Planets: Star

Jun 01, 2004 Season 1 Episode 5

Besides providing light for our planet, the sun is responsible for some incredible phenomenon. We see eclipses and northern lights, and study the effects of the sun alongside theories about the historical worship of the sun by ancient cultures.
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The Planets: Moon

Jun 15, 2004 Season 1 Episode 4

Moon chronicles the Cold War era space race, from sputnik and Apollo to the historical moon landing. It also explores the dark side of the moon and compares Earth’s moons to those of other planets in the solar system.
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The Planets: Giants

Jun 08, 2004 Season 1 Episode 3

Giants delves into the history of space exploration. This episode investigates the discovery of techniques used to study distant planets and examines NASA’s study of Saturn and Neptune.
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The Planets: Terra Firma

May 11, 2004 Season 1 Episode 2

The second installment features the intriguing geological surfaces of Earth's neighbors: Jupiter, Jupiter’s moon Europa, Mars, and Venus.
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The Planets: Different Worlds

May 04, 2004 Season 1 Episode 1

This first episode takes us back to the origin of our solar system, tracing the creation of the sun, the planets, and the surfaces of each.
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