(New York) – More than 4,000 satellites orbiting the planet every day are capturing new, baffling phenomena that seem to defy all explanation. Mind-boggling structures, geographical wonders, lost civilizations, space-age weaponry, megaswarms of predators – all puzzling oddities… until now.
The new season of WHAT ON EARTH?, premiering Thursday, January 9 at 9pm, offers a front row seat as a team of experts investigate and uncover these mysteries and more on their quest for answers.
Using state-of-the-art satellite imaging and trekking to the most remote, inhospitable places on Earth, the world’s leading scientists, archaeologists and explorers examine the inexplicable to show the world we live in like we’ve never seen before.
In this season of WHAT ON EARTH? audiences will venture deep into Europe’s forests to uncover a hidden bunker for weapons of mass destruction, head into the South American wilds to peel back the horrifying truth of the world’s worst penal colony, explore Virginia’s swampland to unravel one of the US’s biggest slavery mysteries and, in Brazil, unearth bizarre animal-made structures that cover an area larger than Great Britain. From an invisible warship, a vanishing island and a lost $3 trillion treasure-trove to a rampaging bog, parachuting sheep and the latest search for Atlantis, WHAT ON EARTH? leaves no mystery unexplored.
WHAT ON EARTH? is produced for Science Channel by Wag Entertainment. For Wag Entertainment the executive producers are Nick Patterson and Martin Durkin. For Science Channel, Neil Laird is executive producer.
About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
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