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  • A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO THE PLANETS

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Whether it's a romantic getaway to the breathtaking canyons of Mars or the ultimate vacation in Jupiter's magnetic field, National Geographic Channel brings you the ultimate in adventure travel, but it is not for the faint-hearted.

Today's super space traveller must endure drastic climates that shift from 450 degrees celsius in the sun to minus 170 celsius in the shade, crushing gravity, acid smog, and blistering radiation. From Jupiter's churning red eye to Saturn's glittering rings, the sights are out of this world.

Blast-off with A Traveller's Guide to The Planets, the ultimate travel guide to the Solar System. Learn what to pack, what planet has the best sights, and don't forget to *send a postcard* [can this link to the postcard interactive?] to your friends and family back home.

In each one hour episode premiere, see stunning images of each planet including highly detailed images captured by today's ultra high-tech telescopes. Advanced animation takes you up-close-and-personal with those distant worlds, as we plunge through space to get a better look at the neighbours.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • A Traveller's Guide To The Planets: Mars
    Named Mars in honor of the Roman god of war, the Red Planet has captivated earthlings for thousands of years.
  • A Traveller's Guide To The Planets: Venus And Mercury
    A dive below the clouds reveals the planet's strange secret: It's really more like a star in composition.
  • A Traveller's Guide To The Planets: Saturn
    From earth, Saturn's rings appear solid, but they are actually made up of chunks of rock and ice
  • A Traveller's Guide To The Planets: Jupiter
    Temperatures on tiny Mercury can reach a blistering 800 degrees Fahrenheit. And on Venus, temperatures are hot enough to melt lead.
  • A Traveller's Guide To The Planets: Neptune & Uranus
    We rocket to the far reaches of the solar system, where a trip to these remote worlds has long been a mystery tour.
  • A Traveller's Guide To The Planets: Pluto & Beyond
    Learn what it would take for humans to journey to the uncharted limits of our solar neighborhood.
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    Jupiter, named after the king of the gods, is made of nothing but gas and rotates at breakneck sp...

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