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 2

9 Episodes

Astronaut Mike Massimino journeys to the sun, revealing the secrets of Earth's star and how it will one day destroy the planet.
Aug 14 2018
Astronaut Mike Massimino reveals the alien secrets of comets, strange visitors from deep space that might be responsible for life on Earth.
Aug 07 2018
Astronaut Mike Massimino explores Mercury, a deadly and tiny planet that faces constant attacks from the Sun, and which might one day pose a threat to all life on Earth.
Jul 31 2018
Astronaut Mike Massimino explores the universe's strangest alien galaxies, strange places that could be home to extraterrestrial life and deadly supermassive black holes.
Jul 24 2018
Astronaut Mike Massimino journeys to Uranus and Neptune, the farthest planets from the sun and the home to some of the solar system's strangest mysteries.
Apr 17 2018
Astronaut Mike Massimino uses the latest NASA discoveries to explore the dark and mysterious frontiers of our solar system.
Apr 10 2018
Astronaut Mike Massimino explores the dark secret of the Milky Way, the home to both Earth and a terrifying supermassive black hole.
Apr 03 2018
Astronaut Mike Massismino uncovers the violent secrets of the most deadly planets outside our solar system.
Mar 27 2018
Astronaut Mike Massimino uses the latest science to reveal the strange secrets of planet earth, and explores whether alien earths exist elsewhere in the universe.
Mar 20 2018

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