Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Outer Planets

New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental rethinking of our solar system. Uranus is a toxic combination of hydrogen, helium and methane. Scientists speculate that the planet was knocked on its side after colliding with another body.

Neptune's largest moon, Triton, is cold and barren, but some scientists speculate that liquid water might exist under Triton's icy surface. If this is proven true, Triton could be the home to one of the biggest discoveries of all time. Cold and inhospitable, Pluto completes one orbit around the solar system every 248 years.

NOTE: You need to click play on Megavideo links twice...1st time may open a popup, 2nd time should play the film.

Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to bring the universe down to earth to show what life would be like on other planets, and to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres.

More documentaries like this...

BBC Space - with Sam Neil

Hubble - 15 Years of Discovery

Space Tourists

The Biggest Things in Space

Get the whole series on DVD...

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