NOVA "The Planets: Ice Worlds"

A giant ice planet over four billion kilometers from the Sun, here it is so cold that clouds of methane ice form. CG illustration of Neptune’s atmosphere. Courtesy of BBC Studios/Pond5.
A giant ice planet over four billion kilometers from the Sun, here it is so cold that clouds of methane ice form. CG illustration of Neptune’s atmosphere. Courtesy of BBC Studios/Pond5.

The Planets: Ice Worlds

In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds and dozens of moons. And NASA's New Horizons gets a stunning up-close view of Pluto before venturing deep into the Kuiper Belt.

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PBS Utah

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 3:00am

The World

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:00pm
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 6:00am
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Rating: 
TVG
Length: 
56 minutes
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Geology
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