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  • 2014-10-20T04:00:00Z on The Weather Channel
  • 25 mins
  • 3 hours, 20 mins (8 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

Humans may think they know about Earth, but there's a lot about the third planet from the sun that most don't know. This series takes a look at some its aspects -- with which the average person may be unacquainted. Computer graphics and scientists reveal new facts about Earth that include rain triggered by cosmic rays, and canyons of gravity that warp space and time. ``Secrets of the Earth'' explores this world, providing data and inspiring a sense of awe that people usually feel about other spheres.

8 episodes

2x01 Death Traps Quicksand, Whirlpools, Riptides

  • Season Premiere

    2014-10-20T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Quicksand, grabbing unsuspecting victims in a mortal grip; whirlpools, the relentless swirls of water trapping entire boats in their swift vortices; rip currents, the hidden rivers of ocean water sweeping even strong swimmers beyond the waves.

2x02 Abandoned Places

  • 2014-10-27T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Volcanic destruction; oxidized auto plants and overgrown homes go under the microscope; seeking to uncover the secrets of earthly repossession.

2x03 Strange Skies

  • 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Thunderstorms create gigantic red and blue electrical shapes above the clouds; ice crystals refract light into multiple suns; rainbows appear, and every observer sees a different one.

2x04 Sinkholes

  • 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Sinkholes generate far below the surface; these invisible predator are capable of opening up across more than 20 of the earth's surface.

2x05 It Fell from Space

  • 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

The secrets behind some of the asteroids, comets and space debris that have fallen to Earth; the latest technologies to detect space objects before they strike and spacecraft designed to prevent them from attacking the planet in the future.

2x06 Man-Made Earthquakes

  • 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A look at the various ways that earthquakes can be caused.

2x07 Animal Invaders

  • 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Burmese pythons in the Everglades, snake-like fish in the Potomac and killer bees swarming America

2x08 The Birth and Death of the Planet

  • 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

The creation of the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, and what could become of it in the future, are examined.