"NOVA: The Planets" begins July 24

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Each of our celestial neighbors has a distinct personality and a unique story. In this five-part series, NOVA will explore the awesome beauty of the planets and reveal how each of them has affected planet Earth. 

Wednesdays, July 24-August 14, at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS. 

Episode Guide:

Inner Worlds - 7/24/2019
The rocky planets have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?

Mars - 7/24/2019
Before it was the dry Red Planet, Mars was a wet world that may have had the ingredients for life.

Jupiter - 7/31/2019
Jupiter's massive gravitational force has made it both a wrecking ball and a protector of Earth.

Saturn - 8/7/2019
NASA's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Saturn's rings—and new hope for life on one of its moons.

Ice Worlds - 8/14/2019
Beyond the bizarre, icy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, Pluto dazzles with its mysterious ocean.