The Planets (2017)

Continuing Tuesday / 10:00pm Science Channel 60 min.
In conjunction with the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 99 years, Science Channel celebrates by presenting a definitive series on Earth's closest neighbors in the solar system. Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino hosts, guiding viewers through eight, hourlong episodes that detail Venus, Mars, the newly discovered Planet 9, Exoplanets and more. A best-selling author, Massimino is a veteran of two missions in the Hubble Space Telescope and four space walks. He's also credited as the first person to tweet from space.

Season 1

8 Episodes

Astronaut Mike Massimino reveals the mysterious secrets of the moon, a world permanently tied to Earth; using new research, he uncovers the mysterious origin of the moon and how it kick-started life on Earth.
Oct 10 2017
Astronaut Mike Massimino explores the incredible new alien planets being found daily by astronomers; using the latest science, he investigates everything from worlds that appear to eat light to planets that resemble Earth in shocking ways.
Oct 03 2017
Astronaut Mike Massimino explores the dwarf planet Pluto, a tiny frozen world surrounded in secrets; using the latest science, he investigates the possibility of life in its mysterious ocean.
Sep 26 2017
Astronaut Mike Massimino investigates the possibility of a giant ninth planet at the edge of the solar system; using the latest technology, he reveals the incredible secrets of this mysterious world.
Sep 19 2017
Astronaut Mike Massimino reveals the mysterious secrets of Saturn and its rings; using the latest science from the Cassini mission, he explores the planet's giant icy geysers, powerful hurricanes, and moon that may be hiding extraterrestrial life.
Sep 12 2017
Astronaut Mike Massimino explores Venus, a hellish planet covered in active volcanoes and dense clouds. Using cutting edge technology, he decodes the secrets beneath this volatile planet and investigates if Earth could be heading towards the same fate.
Sep 05 2017
Astronaut Mike Massimino reveals the answers to some of the greatest mysteries on the Red Planet. Using the most detailed survey of Mars ever created, he discovers the dark history of our closest neighbor.
Aug 29 2017
Astronaut Mike Massimino leads a journey to Jupiter where he investigates the planet's deepest mysteries and tries to discover if its origins make it the sun's secret twin.
Aug 22 2017