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The Planets

The Planets

  • Premiered: 
    August 22, 2017
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  • Network: Science
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: science

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino, a veteran of two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope and four space walks, THE PLANETS is a one-hour documentary series that explores Earth's closest neighbors in the solar system, telling the story of the discovery and exploration of the planets and revealing their deepest secrets. In the series opener, "Jupiter: King of the Planets," Massimino leads a journey to Jupiter, the biggest and most extreme planet in our Solar System. Using new discoveries and the latest science, he investigates Jupiter's mysteries -- and if it is actually the Sun's secret twin.
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, Science Channel premiered the Season 1 finale of THE PLANETS. In the season ender, "The Moon: Earth's Guardian Angel," Mike Massimino reveals the mysterious secrets of the moon, a world permanently tied to our planet. Using new research, he uncovers the mysterious origin of the moon and how it kick-started life on Earth.