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What on Earth?

Season 1 2015

  • 2015-02-11T08:30:00+05:30 on Science Channel
  • 45 mins
  • 4 hours, 30 mins (6 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

Eyes in the sky. Watching us from space. Hundreds of satellites showing us the world like we've never seen it before. Capturing images which are breathtaking but bizarre. Objects and phenomena which defy explanation. Baffling phenomena seen from space, what on Earth are they?

6 episodes

1x01 Lake of Blood

  • Series Premiere

    2015-02-11T08:30:00+05:30 — 45 mins

In 2000 Space Shuttle Endeavor uses radar imagery to see ancient rivers in the Saudi Arabian desert that may show where be the real Garden of Eden once existed; a satellite takes pictures of what appears to be a series of 500 foot tall tsunamis headed toward Hong Kong; a mile long series of honeycomb shaped holes is seen in the Andes mountains of Peru; in 2004 a mapping satellite takes a picture of a lake in eastern Bagdad that is blood red is it evidence of crimes against humanity or something less sinister; while scanning Florida for signs of sink holes a 240-foot hole filled with water and is unlike any sink hole ever seen; China is constructing a huge underground base with access to the sea on Hainan Island

1x02 Lost City of Gold

  • 2015-02-18T08:30:00+05:30 — 45 mins

In the Namib Desert of west Africa a strange series of rings ranging from 6 to 65 feet wide cover 1200 miles from Angola to South Africa; Sandy Island in the south Pacific is as big as Manhattan and has been on nautical maps for over 200 years but is now gone; a bizarre disk of glowing rings are seen by meteorologist on weather radar over Melbourne Australia before the rings start appearing over other parts of Australia; while a satellite takes photos of western Brazil a cleared part of the jungle shows signs of ancient construction that may be the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado; did a U.S. spy satellite photograph Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat in 1973; a strange silvery blob that appears to be flying is photographed near Area 51

1x03 Secrets of Sahara

  • 2015-02-25T08:30:00+05:30 — 45 mins

Clusters of wheel like formations are seen by satellite in the desert from Jordan to Saudi Arabia; a glow as large as Connecticut is spotted off the Horn of Africa in the Indian Ocean; symbols hidden in the layout of Washington DC; the eye of the Sahara is a 25 mile wide series of concentric circles and remains a mystery; intense light over Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela known as the everlasting lightning storm; a bizarre cone of rippling clouds are emanating from an island in the Antarctic

1x04 Finding Sodom

  • 2015-03-04T08:30:00+05:30 — 45 mins

Satellite photos of the region north of the Dead Sea leads archeologist Dr. Collins to believe he has found the biblical city of Sodom; a three mile wide ring is seen in the ice of Lake Baikal, the oldest freshwater lake in the world; a 35 mile wide cloud shaped plume appears out of nowhere over New Mexico; a new pyramid is found in Egypt surrounded by geometric shapes making it unlike any ancient pyramid ever discovered; a small island close to Japan is covered in apartment buildings but is devoid of human life today; a strange triangle is seen in photos over the western Australian outback

1x05 North Korea is Burning

  • 2015-03-11T07:30:00+05:30 — 45 mins

Lynn Hickox using a gps mapping program sees what appears to be a giant carving of a Native American's profile near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada that can only be seen from space; a huge blanket of smoke covers southeastern North Korea and the time of year makes it unlikely to be normal wildfires; satellite imagery shows a moon like terrain in Italy that volcanologists believe indicate an active super volcano; a 50 year old satellite image shows a winding channel cut into the desert of northern Iraq that may lead to the site of the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon; a giant 100 mile glowing blue vortex is seen in the south Atlantic; an amateur archeologist in North Carolina, USA sees in satellite images what may be undiscovered pyramids in the Egyptian desert

1x06 Nazi Ice Fortress

  • 2015-03-18T07:30:00+05:30 — 45 mins

Night images of Western Australia show lights in areas where there shouldn't be any, even more light is seen in the desert than in the big cities on the coast; images seem to show a big steel door on an entrance to a cave or underground base in Antarctica, could this be the remains of a Nazi base; Space Shuttle Endeavor takes pictures of a chain of 8 craters stretching 450 miles along the 38th parallel covering Kansas, Missouri and Illinois; radar images of the empty quarter of Oman show tracks or roads that may lead to Ubar, the mythical 'Atlantis of the Sands'; a series of hexagon shaped clouds appear over the Bahamas at the western edge of the Bermuda triangle; in the Gobi Desert of northern China a grid is seen 1-mile long and 0.5-mile wide with a strange line pattern