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Catastrophes that Changed the Planets 

The planets of our solar system have experienced epic catastrophes throughout their long history, both raining down from outside and bubbling up from within. We'll voyage back in time to ... See full summary »

Director:

Laura Verklan

Writers:

Gabriel Rotello (supervising writer), Laura Verklan

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Erik Thomson Erik Thomson ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Alex Filippenko Alex Filippenko ... Himself - Univ. of California, Berkeley
Michael Mischna Michael Mischna ... Himself - NASA / JPL
Dan Durda ... Himself - Southwest Research Institute
Laura Danly Laura Danly ... Himself - Griffith Observatory
Greg Laughlin Greg Laughlin ... Himself - Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
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The planets of our solar system have experienced epic catastrophes throughout their long history, both raining down from outside and bubbling up from within. We'll voyage back in time to investigate the violent events that profoundly shaped the planets, including earth itself. We'll witness stunning revelations about what transformed Mars into a barren, hostile desert...The disaster that changed Venus from temperate to hellish...The impact that blew away Mercury's mantle, turning it into a planetary core...A colossal disturbance that rearranged the orbits of the gas giants...Titanic impacts on Jupiter...And how a lost moon may finally explain Saturn's rings. Written by Anonymous

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25 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Flight 33 Productions See more »
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