On a Mission | Season 3: Planet Earth
Season three covers not just how our planet's volcanoes, earthquakes, oceans, rivers, atmosphere, and climate work, but how they are all interconnected.
You might think you know Earth, but astronaut’s views from outer space help us see our world in a whole new light. .
Oct 20, 2020
Have you ever wanted to see the awesome spectacle of an erupting volcano? There’s no better guide for such an adventure than JPL volcanologist Rosaly Lopes. .
Oct 27, 2020
Like waves of the ocean, our planet’s surface is in constant motion. In this episode, we’ll travel to tropical rainforests to dig into soils with an ecologist, and fly drones with an earthquake expert to spot shifts in the ground beneath our feet. .
Nov 03, 2020
Dive to the deepest point of the ocean with an astronaut, brave the high seas with an oceanographer, and meander through sparkling rivers with a hydrologist. .
Nov 10, 2020
Bundle up! We’ll be diving into ice-covered waters with an upside-down robot, and exploring Greenland’s massive ice sheet with oceanographer Josh Willis. .
Nov 17, 2020
As we fly around with NASA pilots, we’ll explore Earth’s air space with scientists Annmarie Eldering and Armin Sorooshian — from wispy clouds high above, to tiny particles that make up air pollution. .
Nov 24, 2020
Get swept away as we fly into massive hurricanes, and hear how the rumblings of climate change will cause clouds to gather into ever more powerful storms. .
Dec 01, 2020
From fires in outer space to raging wildfires on Earth, fire experts Gary Ruff and Natasha Stavros reveal how fingers of flame reach out around our world. .
Dec 08, 2020
We hike in the Australian Outback with Abigail Allwood to visit the most ancient fossils on Earth, and track the imprint of life over space and time with David Grinspoon. .
Dec 15, 2020
The Voyager 1 spacecraft has traveled farther away from Earth than any human-made object. Candy Hansen and David Grinspoon talk about the Voyager mission, and its humbling perspective of our planet as a tiny blue dot in the blackness of space. .
Dec 22, 2020