The Planets

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 4 - Life Beyond The Sun Saturn

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Saturn is the most beautiful looking planet, but it wasn't born that way. Raised in the freezing outer reaches of the solar system, it began life as a strange planet of rock and ice and soon grew to dwarf Earth.

Season 1, Episode 2 - The Two Sisters Earth And Mars

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There was a beautiful water world, an oasis of hope in a sterile universe but this was not Earth - this was the young Mars. Professor Brian Cox reveals that the solar system was once home to not one, but two blue planets.

Season 1, Episode 5 (Into The Darkness: Ice Worlds)

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This is a journey into the furthest edge of our solar system to look at ice giants Uranus and Neptune. (Final)

Season 1, Episode 3 (The Godfather Jupiter)

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Exploring the solar system with a visit to a planet that dwarfs all the others: Jupiter. Its enormous size gives it great power which has manipulated other planets, a power both for good and bad that it wields to this day.

Season 1, Episode 1 (A Moment In The Sun: The Terrestrial Planets)

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Trace the development of the four rocky worlds closest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Born together they battled the unbelievable violence of the early solar system to become stable planets.