NOVA "The Planets: Inner Worlds"

In 1982, the Soviet spacecraft, Venera 13, became the first probe to take colour pictures of Venus' surface. CG illustration. Courtesy of BBC Studios.
In 1982, the Soviet spacecraft, Venera 13, became the first probe to take colour pictures of Venus' surface. CG illustration. Courtesy of BBC Studios.

The Planets: Inner Worlds

The rocky planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - were born of similar material around the same time, yet only one supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? Is there somewhere else in the solar system where life might flourish?

Rating: 
TVPG
Length: 
54 minutes
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