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The dedicated people who sent spacecraft to explore the sun, the planets and more provide the ultimate guide to the solar system.

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The story of how an underground group of scientists took on the establishment to send a spacecraft to Pluto, the most distant world ever seen up-close.
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A look at how asteroids and comets have endured unimaginable periods of time and revealed the origins of the solar system.
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The world's top experts explore Saturn and and its rings.
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The story of how humans built machines that not only survived the perils of Jupiter, a massive and dangerous planet surrounded by a wreath of deadly radiation, but revealed its innermost secrets.
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Humanity's conquest of Mars, told by the people who risked entire careers to explore the red planet.
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The story of how spacecraft revealed the true nature of Venus, a lifeless planet that could be an indication of Earth's future.
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A team of scientists launch a probe to touch the sun and make a surprise discovery on the tiny planet Mercury.
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The world's top space scientists use stunning images from space to reveal the secrets that the planets have kept for billions of years.

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