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How the Earth Was Made

Traveling the globe to reveal geological processes that shaped Earth. 

11:00 AM
"Krakatoa"  Exploring the underground forces that triggered one of recorded history's biggest volcanic eruptions at Krakatoa, killing more than 36,000 people and causing widespread destruction in 1883.  (Repeat) H2
12:00 PM
"Loch Ness"  Scotland's Loch Ness was once part of America, frequented by dinosaurs and engulfed by huge volcanic eruptions; examining whether the legendary Loch Ness monster could be descended from dinosaurs.  (Repeat) H2
01:00 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
06:00 AM
"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) HISTORY
How the Earth Was Made

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.