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This edition: The Solar Sea

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A remarkable exploration of planetary science-the Peabody award-winning series journeys from the arid moons of Jupiter to the frigid waters beneath the polar ice cap. Planet Earth provides a foundation in geology, oceanography, climatology, and astronomy and features the insights of noted scientists such as atmospheric chemist James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia theory and physicist Robin Stebbins, who first detected sunquakes. With stunningly beautiful cinematography and special effects, Planet Earth will inspire viewers to see the earth around them with new eyes.
Geologists investigate an 800-million-year-old rock record of sun activity in an ancient Australian lake bed, and fabulous ground and satellite photography of the aurora borealis all contribute to an understanding of earth’s relationship to the yellow dwarf star we know as the sun.