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NOVA: The Planets

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, July 31 – August 14, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)

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The life of our solar system told in five dramatic stories spanning billions of years.
  • Airdate(s): 7/24/2019, 10:00 - 11:00 PM ET 7/31/2019, 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET 8/7/2019, 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET
  • Original Broadcast: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – August 14, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. ET

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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.


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Press Materials

  • NOVA “THE PLANETS” a PBS and BBC Studios Co-Production, Tells the Spectacular Life Story of Our Solar System in Groundbreaking Five-Part Series Narrated by Zachary Quinto

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