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What on Earth?

Season 2 2016

  • 2016-01-27T03:00:00Z 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

2x01 Finding Vietnam's Lost POWs

  • Season Premiere

    2016-01-27T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

In 1988 satellites spot what appears to be a downed aviator signal in Laos 15 years after the war in Vietnam ended; in 2005 an earth observation satellite see a fleet of large ships stranded in the middle of a vast desert miles from the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan; amateur archeologist search satellite images for ancient walls in Northern California that have the potential to rewrite American history; the global ozone monitoring experiment in 2014 sends back an image of a strange cloud covering over half of America; archeologist use google earth to answer questions about the placement of ancient temples in Lima, Peru.

2x02 Secret of Doomsday Mountain

  • 2016-02-03T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

In 2013 weather radar begins to show a large and growing thunderstorm over Huntsville, Alabama, but there is no storm; a large complex is discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia causing concern in the US; the ancient Roman city of Dura-Europos in ISIS controlled Syria is being turned into a moonscape; spy imagery appears to show an American F-117 stealth fighter in an industrial complex in China; a user of Apple maps sees a wake that appears to be a gigantic living creature in Loch Ness; 2008 satellites looking at southern Afghanistan see what maybe an ancient fortress is it connected to the conquest of the area by Alexander the Great

2x03 Lost City of the Kalahari

  • 2016-02-10T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

January 2002 SeaStar satellite monitoring the world's oceans sees a massive dark blob off the coast of south Florida; a NASA satellite launched in 2002 looks for gravity anomalies on earth and finds an unexpectedly large gravity under the ice of Antarctica; in May 2013 satellite researcher using Google Earth finds spiral formations in the Kalahari desert of South Africa; in April 2013 an image is posted from Holland that appears to show a murder captured by satellite images; an image shows streaks of light and a nearby point of light in the West African Sahara Desert were no light was seen before that disappears the next night

2x04 Who Built Supervillain Island?

  • 2016-02-17T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

An island appears in a contested part of the sea where one wasn't a month ago; large holes the size of football fields begin to pop up across the Siberian landscape; huge arrows are discovered scattered across Nevada further investigation finds that these arrows are all over the American west, but what do they point to; in Nov 2000 NASA's Terra satellite captures an image of a blood red waterfall coming out of a glacier; in 2011 a mysterious structure is seen in the Lybian desert could it have been built by Romans or someone else; in New Mexico large rings are seen etched into the desert own by the Church of Scientology.

2x05 Curse of the Lost Kingdom

  • 2016-02-24T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

Did Russia provide fake satellite images of the destruction of a Malaysian airline in July 2014 to frame the Ukraine; was the ancient Egyptian city Tanis relocated and was it moved in response to the biblical plagues; google images from 2009 in a Hungarian farmer's fields appears to show the face of Jesus; archeologists using aerial photography discover what may be an ancient sunken city off the coast of Wales which some believe may be evidence of an ancient kingdom known as The Lowland Hundred; reconnaissance satellite photos from 2004 see a large black cigar shaped object in the mountains of Afghanistan is it evidence of a war crime and how in the Mongol Empire involved; an earthquake in Baja Mexico in 2010 happens on a previously unidentified fault line but this fault appears too small to cause the damage that occurred.

2x06 Hidden Tomb of Genghis Khan

  • 2016-03-02T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

Offshore of South Korea a strange line pattern is seen could this be military preparations or something else; images taken in 2014 of Mongolia show a strange pattern of rock that may mark the tomb of Genghis Khan; in 2012 an airline pilot spots a large "island" near New Zealand that should be open ocean further investigation sees a 200 mile long floating mass; in 2003 scientists see in a Marsh in southern Spain a massive ring pattern and structures buried in the mud could it be Atlantis or the biblical city of Tarshish; in the Algerian Sahara Desert a strange structure and rectangular shape is seen with no explanation could it be from the time of French nuclear testing in the desert; satellite images have confirmed that ISIS thugs have destroyed the ancient temple of Bael in Palmyra but renewed interest from archeologists have discovered more about this ancient city than was known before