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Extreme Environments: Space (2008)

Episode 24
Available worldwide

Across the void of space, the other planets in our solar system all have environments that are hostile to life as we know it. Our nearest neighbor, Venus, has been visited by probes to gather information about its surface – as has Mars – but humans have yet to discover ways to send astronauts to these planets, as the journeys themselves would be just as dangerous as the final destination. This fact hasn’t stopped engineers from both the American and Russian space programs from trying, though!

Evan Clark


Ocean Video
Episode 1 Ocean
Ocean (2008)
Episode 1
, 24 minutes
Seventy percent of the planet’s surface is covered by oceans, and, thanks in part to global warming, they are changing rapidly.
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Desert Video
Episode 2 Desert
Desert (2008)
Episode 2
, 24 minutes
Some parts of our planet receive so little rain they can only support specially adapted plants and animals.
Available worldwide
Ice Video
Episode 3 Ice
Ice (2008)
Episode 3
, 23 minutes
The frigid zones play a vital role in the planet’s climatic system in ways we are only just beginning to glimpse.
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Atmosphere Video
Episode 4 Atmosphere
Atmosphere (2008)
Episode 4
, 23 minutes
Our planet is covered by a vast ocean of air – a layer of gasses that supports all life on earth.
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