Watch: How the Earth Was Made

Posted in Entertainment, Musings by mcarmen5 on 12/06/2009

Anak Krakatau erupts from Rakata, July 2008 (history.com)

I’m kind of a science/history nerd and a huge Planet Earth/Discovery Channel/PBS fan, so imagine my giddy excitement when I learned that the History Channel’s HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE will be airing a new episode on the birth of planet Earth and the origins of life’s most essential compound, water.

The new episode will premiere this Tuesday, 12/8, 9pm (PST) on the History Channel. Here’s a cool preview clip from the new episode:

They’re suggesting these organic materials may have arrived on Earth from other planets or solar systems via asteroids.  With accessible explanations and compelling theories, this is the perfect show for any and all who are curious-minded.  Enjoy!

About the Show:
The new series HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE travels the globe to reveal the geological processes that have shaped our planet. Each episode will look at a single location and examine how the features that we see today have formed over millions of years—whether by colliding continents, volcanic eruption or the abrasive power of vast ice sheets. These processes, which intimately affect the way we live today, have been lost in the mists of time. Using the clues that were left behind, combined with expert evidence from geologists in the field, this series rolls back the millennia to see how the slow but immensely powerful forces of geology have shaped our world.



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  1. Edgar S. said, on 03/09/2011 at 2:01 am


    I’m interested in using this great earth picture for a student project. Do you have more information on the copyright status of this pic ?

    Thanks for your help !

    — Edgar

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