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How the Earth Was Made

"Asteroids"

Asteroids might provide clues about the formation of early Earth; detective work uncovers that a big nickel deposit in Canada, vast oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico and a gold mine in South Africa all resulted from asteroid impacts.  (Repeat)

Wed 7/16 11:00 AM  H2
Duration: 1 hour
Rated: TV-PG
Documentary, Science, History, Science and Nature

7/16/14
10:00 AM
"The Deepest Place on Earth"  Exploring the Mariana Trench reveals the slash along the floor of the Pacific Ocean to be deeper than Mount Everest is high.  (Repeat) H2
7/16/14
11:00 AM
"Asteroids"  Asteroids might provide clues about the formation of early Earth; detective work uncovers that a big nickel deposit in Canada, vast oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico and a gold mine in South Africa all resulted from asteroid impacts.  (Repeat) H2
7/16/14
12:00 PM
"San Andreas Fault"  A West Coast trip along the roughly 800-mile San Andreas Fault explores the geology that gives it immense destructive power; scientists warn about the devastation a major earthquake on the fault could unleash on Los Angeles.  (Repeat) H2
7/16/14
01:00 PM
"Driest Place on Earth"  The virtually rainless Atacama Desert nestled along Chile's Pacific coast west of the Andes is considered the driest place on Earth; bacteria found in the Atacama gives scientists hope they might find life on Mars.  (Repeat) H2
7/16/14
04:00 PM
"The Deepest Place on Earth"  Exploring the Mariana Trench reveals the slash along the floor of the Pacific Ocean to be deeper than Mount Everest is high.  (Repeat) H2
7/16/14
05:00 PM
"Asteroids"  Asteroids might provide clues about the formation of early Earth; detective work uncovers that a big nickel deposit in Canada, vast oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico and a gold mine in South Africa all resulted from asteroid impacts.  (Repeat) H2
7/16/14
06:00 PM
"San Andreas Fault"  A West Coast trip along the roughly 800-mile San Andreas Fault explores the geology that gives it immense destructive power; scientists warn about the devastation a major earthquake on the fault could unleash on Los Angeles.  (Repeat) H2
7/16/14
07:00 PM
"Driest Place on Earth"  The virtually rainless Atacama Desert nestled along Chile's Pacific coast west of the Andes is considered the driest place on Earth; bacteria found in the Atacama gives scientists hope they might find life on Mars.  (Repeat) H2
How the Earth Was Made

Premise
Historical clues and the expertise of geologists reveal how powerful forces shaped the planet; each episode examines a single location, such as the San Andreas Fault and Yellowstone National Park.

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.