The Universe

Season 6 Episode 1

Catastrophes that Changed the Planets

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 25, 2011 on The History Channel
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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.

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      • Narrator: Throughout it's 4.5 billion year history, our Solar System has witnessed carnage on a colossal scale. Time and again catastrophes have shattered the planetary peace. Worlds have collided, or been paved over by runaway volcanism, or even ejected from the Sun's grasp. No planet has provided sanctuary from the Solar System's rain of terror. So if you think Earth is a safe haven, think again. From the oldest cataclysm that rocked the planets, to the ultimate disaster that will one day blow them to oblivion. Fasten your seat belts, as we count down the ten greatest catastrophes that changed the planets.

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