The Planets • 2004 • 2 episodes • 6h:31m

The Planets presents the incredible story of the discovery and exploration of our solar system, revealing the deepest secrets of our neighbours in space.


In 1971 a Russian spacecraft attempted to photograph Mars, but the planet did not cooperate. Since then, we've learned more about the atmosphere of the red planet, and what makes it similar to, but very different from, our own.

6/8 • 2004 • Astronomy


As we continue to discover the diversity of life on Earth, we are forced to stop and marvel at how tenacious and inventive life is. So, as we forge onward in our robotic explorations of other worlds, we shouldn't be too surprised to find other places where conditions seem to be right for life.

7/8 • 2004 • Astronomy